He Cain, He Saw, He Crumbled

I like Herman Cain. I really do. He’s a fresh voice and most definitely not a professional politician. But I don’t think he’s ready to be President. And I’m not alone.

Herman’s Just Not Ready
The American Spectator

But for the 2012 election, Herman Cain is simply not ready for prime time. At this point, it’s not about sexual harassment charges or cigarette-smoking staffers; it’s about the fact that experience and knowledge actually do matter and — despite favorable comparisons to Barack Obama at this time four years ago — Herman Cain does not yet have enough of either to merit being our president.
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Herman Cain is to the Left of FDR on Collective Bargaining
Red County

Herman Cain is just. Not. Presidential. He simply has too loose a grasp on too many key issues to consider him a serious candidate for the White House. And don’t reply by saying that Barack Obama wasn’t qualified, either; we agree, but insulting one is not a defense of the other.
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Herman Cain’s Libya stumble: How much damage did he do?
Chris Cillizza, The Fix

New polling from the Washington Post-ABC News shows that Cain’s negative ratings among Republicans have more than doubled since mid-October. And, a new CNN survey showed Cain dropping 11 points in a hypothetical national Republican primary ballot in less than a month.
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Now, I realize that Cain’s decline means that Newt Gingrich is rapidly becoming the anti-Romney candidate. I’ve said for a long time that I couldn’t support Newt. He’s the smartest man in the room but he has a lot of baggage and it’s not just about his marriages.

But, as I see it, the only real contenders left in the race are Romney and Gingrich.

And, that has me worried.

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