The others led the polls because they weren’t yet known. Herman Cain has been in this race for a long time. He has risen to the top of the polls, not because of people projecting themselves onto him, but because people HAVE gotten to know him.
Herman Cain is all anyone is talking about here in South Carolina. The poll today that shows him up 16% is no surprise to me.
When others had their flirtation with being frontrunner, the field wasn’t set. Now it is. There simply isn’t a viable alternative to Cain. All that the also-rans like Perry can do is throw stones and maybe elect Romney.
That is why I say that Perry should drop out and stop his pointless campaign. He had his shot and he blew it.
He hasn’t been vetted until the last week due to his former position in the polls. He is not fit for the office of potus as he has to backtrack nearly everything he says. He flip flops nearly as much as Romney.
Actually his rise in the polls came when Palin finally came out and said she wasn’t running. Most of the new fans were simply the rabid Palinistas.
He is good at marketing and motivation since that is his job. The thing is those are just talk, not real actions. It’s the same type of emotion driven reaction like 2008 with 0bama. I thought conservatives were more rational but it’s obvious that isn’t the case.