Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Where'd HE Come From? Racist tea partiers Propel Herman Cain to the Top of a New Poll of republic partisan Presidential Candidates!
Here comes the Herman "Raisin'" Cain Train! It's finally on the rails and chuggin' faster than a freight train trying to escape a pack of hobos:
Fresh off Cain's shocking Florida straw poll win last weekend -- in which he garnered more support than Mitt Romney and Rick Perry combined -- a new Zogby poll has the tea party favorite Cain now leading the gop field at 28% to Perry's 18% and Romney's 17%. So what the hell is going on here?
First, the leftist 20 percenters may have to alter some of their rhetoric with respect to the racist tea party. Maybe something like:
The tea party is inherently racist, hates Obama because he's black, and hates all black people except Herman Cain. And maybe further: The "tea baggers" only allow Cain's black ass to stick around because the racist rednecks figure they can score some major Godfather's Pizza coupons outta the whole gig.
That, or maybe the leftists can trot out some circa 1971 AD Ali/Frazier trash talk and conjure up the vile "House" moniker for Cain. But regardless, they need to come up with something (and just how ugly that something might be will not make a bit of difference to them).
Second, and despite his new-found polling strength, I would still maintain that Cain has not a chance in hell of getting the gop nomination. Just can't see the republic partisan "establishment" ever allowing that. And not because he's black. But rather because he's a political outsider and affiliated with the tea party. The entrenched, old-line, career gop'ers hate that shit, in short.
Third, I think the gop primary race remains Romney's to lose, especially given Rick Perry's God-awful debate performances (and corresponding decline in the polls). I'm starting to think Perry couldn't talk his way out of an unlocked Mississippi shithouse (even if someone had pulled the fire alarm). In three debates, the deranged right-winger Perry has gone from bad to rotten to just plain incompetent on his feet.
Fourth, the idea of a Romney-Cain presidential ticket seems most interesting to me. Not because I would vote for it, because I doubt if I would. I still regard the smooth-talking Romney as basically a partisan stiff who doesn't stand for a whole hell of a lot of anything.
Cain -- I like more personally (he's kind of an affable, much better-spoken version of Perry), but I don't think I could sign off on him being one step from the presidency. Dude just tends to say too many crazy things from time to time. Not to mention, he's all the way right-winger and therefore of a sort for whom I don't vote.
But despite what I might think, I can still see a Romney-Cain ticket being fairly formidable against Obama in 2012 AD. Romney is one gop'er for whom I believe many Independents (notwithstanding myself) could bring themselves to vote.
However, Romney is viewed as "less than conservative" by the tea partiers and many in the gop base and will therefore likely need a devout right-winger as his VP candidate if he wants to stir up right-winger enthusiasm (i.e. money). Cain fits that bill.
And Cain's presence -- in addition to sapping a fair amount of black votes from Obama -- would also sap the living hell out of the constant leftist theme of the republic partisans being a one-toothed pack of racist nazi rednecks.
The leftist democrat party will still (always) beat that drum, to be sure, but its resonance would be highly muted, most def, in face of Cain on the republic partisan ticket. I mean, you can only play the race card so many times in ridiculous situations before people finally just start laughing at your ass.
Cain poll link: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=46473