Chart of the Day: GOP Energy Turns from Cain to Gingrich

By: Wednesday November 16, 2011 3:00 pm

The multiple sexual harassment stories about Herman Cain have apparently caused his formerly sky high intensity of support to collapse. On the other hand Newt Gingrich continues a steady improvement that has now moved him into top tier status.


Four Way GOP Split in Iowa Caucus

By: Tuesday November 15, 2011 12:15 pm

There is now a near perfectly even four way split between Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in the Republican Iowa Caucus, according to the most recent Bloomberg poll.

Cain Appeals to Insecure Male Voter with “Sissy Pizza” Assessment

By: Monday November 14, 2011 2:10 pm

In an interview for GQ Herman Cain continues to impress by describing the relationship between pizza toppings and manhood. Something to do with meat. Also ice cream flavors.

Newt Gingrich Surging in Anyone-But-Romney Race

By: Monday November 14, 2011 1:31 pm

Newtmentum! Newt Gingrich has finally surged to the top tier status in the Republican Presidential primary. The most recent national polls show Gingrich making big gains in support now that Rick Perry has almost entirely collapsed.

And on the Seventh Day He invented the Rimshot

By: Monday November 14, 2011 1:30 am

Thank goodness the GOP is rife with candidates claiming a direct line to the Almighty.

Thank God for Herman Cain

By: Sunday November 13, 2011 7:45 am

It is said that God works in mysterious ways, and some may believe She has a fine, if not wicked sense of humor. It’s also said that God cannot be mocked. Or perhaps it’s all bunk and the joke is on us. Whatever, Herman Cain just told his supporters that God told him to run for President.

Newt Rising

By: Friday November 11, 2011 1:20 pm

Gingrich has been slowly but steadily moving up in the national polls over the past several weeks since Rick Perry’s support collapsed, but this is the first major national poll to finally put him in what I would consider a top tier status. Gingrich’s campaign has been mostly under the radar so far, but now that his poll numbers are up enough, he should start facing increased scrutiny, and there is a lot of Gingrich’s career to scrutinize.

These Mustache Rides are Unendorsed

By: Friday November 11, 2011 1:30 am

Oh of all the afflictions to come upon Herman Cain, truly this is the one that hits closest to home: “In a devastating blow to businessman Herman Cain’s presidential ambitions, the American Mustache Institute…announced it was rescinding its official endorsement of the GOP field’s only mustachioed candidate.”

How Many Times Can Herman Cain Jump the Shark; Plus Perry’s Major Malfunction

By: Thursday November 10, 2011 7:06 am

I don’t know what it will take for Herman Cain to realize that his ride in the 2012 GOP Clown Car is over, but I’m guessing that the numerous accusations from women that he sexually harassed/assaulted aren’t doing the trick. After a bold, insane statement like this, I’m sure of it (via TPM): “Herman Cain: For Every Person Who Says I Harassed Them, There Are ‘Thousands’ Who Say I Didn’t.”

Gallup: GOP Base Believes Mitt Romney Will Be the Nominee

By: Wednesday November 9, 2011 3:36 pm

Even though Herman Cain has been leading or tied for first in most national polls, the Republican base believes that in the end Mitt Romney will be the party’s nominee. It appears even among regular Republicans there is a strong belief that Cain is more likely just another favor of the month instead of the front runner the polls indicate.

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