Skip to comments.Do Cain's opponents believe that he's a legit threat?
Posted on 10/11/2011 10:15:03 AM PDT by DRey
One of the things to watch for in tonights GOP debate is how Herman Cain is treated by his fellow candidates. Is he perceived as a threat? Do they take his chances seriously?
Based on history, that kind of performance ought to make Cain a target in the debate, because thats what happens to top-tier candidates. When Rick Perry entered the race and seemed a real threat, Romney wasted no time attacking him, with Michele Bachmann gleefully joining in. Perry hasnt been the same since.
So if Romney, Perry and Bachmann do perceive Cain as a legitimate threat to win the nomination, theyll begin to question him and his policies directly. Call it a sign of respect. Maybe theyll ask him why, in 2008, he strongly backed the TARP bailout and treated opponents with such condescension, attacking them as free market purists (who) want you to believe that this is the end of capitalism as we know it. Maybe theyll press him on why he dismissed an audit of the Federal Reserve, saying those who thought an audit necessary just didnt know enough about the Fed. (They also ought to challenge him on the fact that his 9-9-9 plan would significantly raise taxes on the poor and middle class, but this being a Republican debate, that probably wont happen.)
On the other hand, if they continue to treat Cain with kid gloves, preferring to direct their fire elsewhere, that will say a lot as well.
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Chris Christie is being pulled out of storage to endorse Mitt Romney.
Considering how everyone turned on Perry when he as flying high I expect the same will happen to Cain. Bachmann, Santorum, Huntsman, and Perry all have to climb over Cain to get to Romney. Ron Paul will tear into him on principle. As for Gingrich, who knows what he will do.
They must. They just got Christie to endorse Romney!
Methinks the Northeast Rino contingent is skeeered. The money machine is not going to pick our candidate this time.
Heck, I’d LOVE to hear Cain answer those questions. He’s my guy so far, and I firmly believe in letting the chips fall where they may. If they ask him, he may be able to articulate exactly why he took the stand he did, removing all doubt to the listener, regarding whether or not they should support him.
Regarding the 999, I generally support it and understood right up front that it was a tax increase especially to the poor. I have no problem with that. The flatter the tax, the better.
Romney said yesterday New Hampshire should vote for him or Cain. He knows Cain is no threat (no funding or infrastructure to run a presidential campaign) and only pulls support from real conservative contenders. No one is going to attack Cain. His poll numbers aren’t going to hold.
Do Cain’s opponents believe that he’s a legit threat?
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Well with as many articles as you continue to post here from leftist sources, I would say yes.
—Bachmann, Santorum, Huntsman...—
Why are they even in this debate?
“Perry knows a vote for Cain is a vote for Romney.”
Then Perry is a bigger idiot than he sounded like at the last debate.
born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Luther Cain Jr., born March 16, 1925 in TN, died March 29, 1982 in Atlanta, GA
Lenora Davis, born July 27, 1925 in GA, died August 20, 2005 in Atlanta, GA
Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Herman Cain is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!
Storage? Does he sit on an oversized closet shelf in Trenton?
Considering how everyone turned on Perry when he as flying high I expect the same will happen to Cain.
I dunno, Cain doesn’t seem the type to store both of his feet in his mouth only removing them to visciously attack the very people from whom he needs votes and money.
Cain has already answered these questions in other interviews, although if they ask, voters will know more about him and the media will have less of a chance to take him down on those issues.
Your graph only proves my point.
You’re losing it, DRey.
If other GOP candidates attack Herman Cain tonight, it will reflect badly on them, not on Mr. Cain, who would conduct himself as the strong gentleman he is!
IF perry attacks Cain, perry is toast.
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