The Sublime Ridiculousness Of Herman Cain As GOP Frontrunner

Filed in National by on October 18, 2011

I think we’ve known all along that the GOP primary race would come down to Romney vs. not-Romney. I have been a bit surprised at how difficult finding the not-Romney would be. At various times the not-Romney has been Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and now Herman Cain. I’m probably one of the few people who think Herman Cain would be a more viable candidate for the GOP than Mitt Romney. After all, Mitt Romney is the poster boy for the 1% and I think that will figure large in the race.

At least Herman Cain is kind of fun, personality-wise. The ridiculousness I refer to is Herman Cain’s status as frontrunner because of his 9-9-9 plan.

Who would have thought that a movement that called themselves “Taxed Enough Already” the TEA party would support a plan that would raise taxes on themselves A LOT.

Or that the party who said our biggest economic problem is the size of the deficit would support a plan that would blow up the deficit A LOT.

Mitt Romney is still the most plausible candidate for the Republicans. But, as David Frum said:

If Romney becomes the GOP nominee, it will prove that the Tea Party project was an abject failure, and that the momentum of 2010 was only temporary.

If Herman Cain becomes the GOP nominee, it will prove the Tea Party project was an abject failure with no core principles at all, either.

Here’s Herman Cain signing “Imagine There’s No Pizza.”

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  1. Jason330 says:

    Awesome picture of Romney. Just below & out of frame, a pile of dead peasants have been cropped out. Perry is still looking good as the not-Romney, as he continues to not be Romney. The speech impediments will be fixed in time for the South Carolina primary.

  2. Aoine says:

    first he wrote a book that talks about a moat and a wall,

    then he talked about a moat

    then he retcheted it up to a fence, electrified…

    then he said it was a joke

    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/10/watch-herman-cains-electrified-border-fence-joke.php

    then, as few people know, in a press event with Sheriff Joe Arpiao he “walked back the walk back”

    he flip-flops so bad I bet HE doesn’t know if he is coming or going

    I hope he is going – who can take this fool seriously?

    http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2011/10/herman_cain_was_joking_about_e.php

    “Let me first say it was a joke, and some people don’t think that it was a good joke, and it’s probably not a joke that you’re supposed to make if you’re a presidential candidate,” Cain continued. “I apologize if it offended anyone. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa.”

    Only, it might not be a joke, he later said, before finally saying he just doesn’t want to offend anyone.

    “I don’t like to offend anyone…however, I don’t apologize for using a combination of a fence. And it might be electrified — I’m not walking away from that,” Cain backtracked. “I just don’t want to offend anybody. It was a joke to the extent in the context of the views of that speech, but in terms of what we need to do, I fully intend to do so because I’m more sensitive to our citizens being hurt.”

    so, does this mean there WILL in fact BE an electrified fence??

  3. He learned this from Christine O’Donnell.

  4. Geezer says:

    Who learned it from Jim Wright.

  5. fightingbluehen says:

    I like him. He leans a little more to the right than I do, but Cain would definitely beat Obama and that just might save our country.
    In a one on one debate between Obama and Cain, Obama would be reduced.

  6. pandora says:

    That’s just silly. Cain was a mess last night. He couldn’t answer a question. Apples and oranges. LOL.

  7. Shhhh…nobody tell the Republicans Cain is a joke who will lose in a landslide to Obama. Yes, FBH, we are really afraid of Cain. He will make mincemeat out of Obama. I’m typing with a straight face.

  8. Delaware Dem says:

    Hahahahaha, FBH.

    The only who one can beat Obama is Romney. And you fools aren’t going to nominate him.

  9. Socialistic ben says:

    the voters dont actually choose the candidate. the party does. the party will choose Romney. All this other nonsense is just for Fox’s ratings

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