Cain Allegations Expected to Sidetrack GOP Debate

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All eight Republican presidential candidates will face off in Auburn Hills, Mich., for another GOP debate, Wednesday.

The debate is supposed to focus on the economy.

Michigan has been plagued by rampant foreclosure and high unemployment and stands at the center of the volatile auto industry.

But as sexual harrassment claims against Herman Cain continue to heat up, some analysts expect those allegations to distract candidates from other issues at hand.

How the candidates confront Cain and respond will likely be up for criticism.

"There are costs to both," explained Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics. "You tackle him, you're going to alienate his people … If you say nothing, you're going to be the subject of a lot of criticism, too."

On economic issues, the presidential hopefuls will also likely have to explain their opposition to President Barack Obama's bailout of the auto industry.

CBN News spoke with 'Daily Caller' columnist Matt Lewis about what to expect in tonight's debate.  Click play for his comments on the Cain accusations, economic issues, and how the candidates have been perfoming in debates so far.

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