I’ve been away for the last couple of weeks, so I decided to just jump right in!
This week’s discussion includes reports of GOP front-runner, Herman Cain, wanting to deliver his “meatlover’s pizza” to a couple of former female employees and Cain’s astounding inability to get his story straight relating to multiple sexual harassment claims filed against him in the late 90′s. Although the Cain Campaign was given ample notice (10 days) of the impending breaking story, they still managed to issue contradictory and confusing statements on the matter, further worsening the issue and keeping the story alive for far longer than they would have liked.
Was Cain’s candidacy ever intended to be serious or was it always simply just a ploy to raise his national profile…and with it, increased speaking fees and sales of his book? Did his recent front-runner status come as much of a surprise to his campaign as it appears to be to every one else? Does he have a viable chance to win the GOP nomination…and if so, eventually the Presidency?
Next, I discuss and play Rick Perry’s odd speech in New Hampshire. For a campaign that has already crash-and-burned in record time, how does this recent episode affect his chances? Will it be considered Perry’s “Dean scream” moment?
I also ponder the question of how Mitt Romney will fare in the end, considering the repeated Republican desire and call for an alternative to him…illustrated by the multiple “anybody but Romney” GOP candidates who have risen and crashed in the polls. How do Republicans expect the rest of the country to get excited by him, when his own party isn’t?
The rest of the show revolves around the remainder of the GOP field, my predictions for the primaries, the only Republican candidate I would consider voting for (and how I see him getting the nomination) and the state of 2012 election politics.