Skip to comments.Newt Needs Cain to Hang Around
Posted on 12/02/2011 1:34:58 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
...The trouble for Gingrich is that Cain isnt doing what Perry is and hanging on. Cain maintained his Real Clear Politics Average high-point of 26 percent, essentially tied with Mitt Romney, for only two weeks. And he may go front frontrunner to hash mark in less than a month.
Gingrich would have been better off if Cains candidacy would have slowly withered. Gingrich wants to be in a two-way race with Romney and to have only to appear more conservative and more consistent than Romney.
Gingrich might survive daily releases of new skeletons from his past...[snip]....But only if juxtaposed as a binary choice with Romney.
Gingrich the known commodity looks good when the only other contender on the right is the rotting hulk of the Cain campaign, but if Cain is out of the picture..theres still time for conservatives to reconsider their pick.
With Cain leaving...there is a chance that some other candidate will rise, or rise again, to rival Gingrich. It could be Rick Santorums turn on the horse or perhaps the start of a strange new romance among some conservatives for Jon Huntsman, whom many seem to think is more consistent than Gingrich and more conservative than Romney. And for those resigned to a Romney nomination, a protest vote for Ron Paul may look increasingly attractive.
But Perry looks like the best bet to challenge Gingrich. Hes got the money and the personnel and, thanks to being the governor of the state with the most Republicans, has a pretty durable core of national support. He may be too badly damaged by his debate blunders and the Social Security scare tactics employed by the Romney campaign to make it stick, but Perry looks to be the guy who will give Gingrich a run for his money.
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Wait....didn’t this headline run last week with Mitt’s name in front?
Well Huntsman may surge if Romney gets out after NH but he isn’t going anywhere.
I saw that!! Romney’s staffers didn’t want to see Cain go because he was holding Perry down.
Newt will soon poll at double MittWitt’s level...among likely primary voters.
I actually like Perry more than Newt, but he lacks essential skills.
Maybe with his daughters...
The headline is correct. But the article doesn’t support the headline.
Newt needs Cain all right. Cause after Cain is gone.... All the negative attention will focus on Newt being the adulterer instead of Cain.
I neither support nor oppose Huntsman. But I do oppose reading one of the scummiest remarks ever regarding a decent man like this.
I’d bet big money Gingrich knows more of the details of Perry’s issues than Perry does
Other than his economic plan, Huntsman is a real RINO dud.
My thoughts exactly! At least Cain (even assuming the worst) has managed to stay married to the same woman. Heck, even Clinton managed to do that.
They look of age, but maybe not. You’re certainly welcome to “report abuse.”
For others, they can go to this post and judge for themselves:
As I have argued with you from the start, attrition is Ricks best friend.
My question to you is, how good of a pick is Newt if Obama refuses to debate? 1 billion to spend on a treasure trove of Newt baggage,and Newt himself is not even that likeable.
I've never bothered to consider if I could vote for Santorum. I won't waste any thought on it until it seems warranted.
Nothing scummy about them or my remark.
Obama will never debate Newt.
Lets hope Newt can score points making Zero look like a sniveling coward because of his refusal.
Like telling Zero he can use a teleprompter and choose 3 people to feed him hints while the debate rages on. He still would refuse to debate.
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I am with you brother. I often cite them as the only thing going for this dud. They are smokin'.
But that want be his major announcement tomorrow. He has Irrefutably proof that Ginger White is lying. Either his text message or proof that he was somewhere else the night of the Mike tyson fight.
If Gloria Cain is anything like the Black women I know and he had been diddling those skanks. No way in hell would be going home to see here. You really think Gloria Cain would be chairperson of Women for Cain if she could not trust him.
One question for everyone that thinks Cain is sleeping with Ginger White. You ever see a black lady find out her man has been sleeping around, now can you imagine it to be with a unemployeed white skank?
The blondes need to dump the red lipstick.
What are you, some sort of Commie subversive? LOL
I’ll take Door Number One, Monty.
Let’s go Perry. Time for surge.
I agree that family members should be off limits until they make themselves part of the campaign. Huntsman's daughters have clearly done this.
That being said, the man is a libertarian Republican, not a Conservate, and this is a Conservative website.
Not one person is going to care about the presidential debates beyond the entertainment factor.
Those who are going to vote for Obama will vote for Obama, regardless of whether he debates or how he performs in those debates.
Those who are going to vote for the not-Obama will vote for the not-Obama, regardless of whether he debates or how we performs in those debates.
The debates are a not a significant basis for choosing a nominee.
Perry, Santorum, Bachman: time to get back to talking about conservative principles for saving the nation.
Let’s see these three get the chance to really show their conservative stuff again.
I like Newt's alternative plan if Zero passes on debates. He said he will follow Zero around and give stump speaches as if they had a debate where Zero went first - just like Lincoln did to Douglas.
Gov.Perry or the newt, tough choice.
It’s time for a Perry (re)surge!
All I can figure is the core of these people got hyper-offended at Perry and cannot/will not give him another chance. Plus, I figure some of them think the Perry camp is behind some of the Cain-women innuendo. To date, there is simply no evidence of that.
Nothing else makes any sense to me.
I actually like Perry more than Newt, but he lacks essential skills.
Like what kind of essential skills?
If Cain drops out I will probably move to the Perry Camp.
That has zero relevance to today’s situation where candidates are accessible through media 24/7 and where there are cable news channels and talk radio wholly dedicated to the year-round discussion of politics.
Huntsman is not as much of a joke as I originally thought, but he is not a contender.
Perry lacks essential skills?
I don’t think so. He’s actually run a state, a large state for 11 years quite skillfully.
If you mean debating skills, Perry’s mouth doesn’t run a mile a minute but he expresses himself extremely well in all his interviews. Contrast his interview with Brett Baiar with that of Romney.
Romney got testy, couldn’t take the heat and whined later.
Rick was calm and genial and answered every question honestly and well.
Now, Gingrich has the mouth, but that mouth can get him into trouble as quickly as it got him into national contention. He’s smart and I like him, but he has political A.D.D. He has a million ideas but he has a problem with consistency and focus.
Not dissin’ Newt completely, but Rick is the better man.
So far we’ve had several rise to the top only to fall. We had Sarah, who backed out of running.
We had Cain who self-destructed.
We’ve got Romney whose numbers are decent but haven’t moved.
If Perry could just get a big bump somehow, I think he could bring it home.
Too bad he’s not more like his father.