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  •  He doesn't need one. He has the Koch Brothers. nt (2+ / 0-)
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    We're through being cool. Eliminate the ninnies and the twits. -- Devo

    by Woodrow Stool on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 07:56:31 AM PDT

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    •  You mean (3+ / 0-)
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      Those two Citizens United behind him?

      If so, it shows just how poor their political judgment will be. Still, it is a long, long time to the first primaries.

      And the GOP always comes back to the guy next in line.

    •  For whom is he a stalking horse? (0+ / 0-)

      Jeb might not be crazy enough.  Is the Cain campaign a set-up to force a whole new set of opinions on Mitt Romney, as in, you endorse the Koch platform, you get Cain's support?  Clearly he's a stalking horse for somebody -- sure the Koch's inherited their money (automatic 25+ IQ point deduction) but they're still not dumb enough to think Cain can win, are they?

      "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

      by Loge on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 08:18:45 AM PDT

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      •  The Kochs (0+ / 0-)

        no doubt have multiple horses in this race. And if they bet on all the horses, they are guaranteed to win. Not a bad strategy if you can afford it.

        I think Cain should be taken a little more seriously as a candidate who will likely win at least a couple of states -- see 538 yesterday. It seems more likely that he will develop a political organization than that the other candidates will overcome their inherent personality flaws. Likability and conservative bona fides propelled Huckabee to a surprise win in Iowa and the status of second-to-last man standing in 08. If Cain doesn't destroy his credibility with conservatives, he can do even better.

        •  to develop a political organization (0+ / 0-)

          one must try to develop a political organization.  not just sell books.

          Huckabee occupied a unique ideological niche versus McCain and Romney (social, foreign policy, and economic conservatism, respectively).  Cain's niche is "none of the above."

          "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

          by Loge on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 10:38:48 AM PDT

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          •  None of the above -- Brewster's Millions? (0+ / 0-)

            Not sure if you were making that reference (Richard Prior's character has to spend 30 million dollars in 30 days, blows a chunk campaigning for mayor of New York as "none of the above.") But maybe that is the model for Cain's campaign!

            In all seriousness, I agree-- either Cain locks up a good chunk of the Huckabee niche (particularly in Iowa), or he's not a viable candidate.

            •  never seen that movie (0+ / 0-)

              but comparing Herman Cain to Richard Pryor is RACIST :)-

              "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

              by Loge on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 12:08:08 PM PDT

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