Well, sadly, we won’t have Herman Cain to kick around any more. The disgraced southener bailed out from the GOP presidential campaign, not because women accused him of sex but because his family is hurting.
Even so, Cain will have a few more minutes in the television sun. He says he will endorse another candidate and he will do so in the next few days.
I take it as a given that Cain will endorse either Romney or Gingrich and at the moment the odds favour the latter.
Is that a good thing. I suppose it depends on your viewpoint. Gingrich is now leading or near the top in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina or Florida. If he sweeps those states or even takes three of them, it will almost certainly be a mortal blow for the Romney camp. Cain’s support for Gingrich might well put him over the top and guarantee his nomination.
Such a development is very bad news for Romney and, I suggest, very good news for Romney. I say flatly if Gingrich is the nominee, Obama will defeat him easily, going away. Newt fancies himself as a high-powered intellectuals, a man of big ideas. What’s his latest big idea? Why, that the child labour laws be changed so that young children can be hired as janitors in the public school system. Some big idea!
However, if Cain endorses Romney, it gives the governor a leg up. If Romney is the nominee, it will be closer race and Obama will have a tougher time time winning.
Naturally, I hope Cain endorses Gingrich.
Who should Cain endorse?
What do you think?