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Nov 14 2011

Cain plummets in latest CNN poll, but guess who is leading?

We knew it had to come to an end, and finally that end is in sight for Herman Cain. The Cainwreck held strong, for longer than many of us thought possible, but according to a new CNN poll the Hermanitor has lost double digits, falling to third place behidn Mittens and Gingrich:

Romney: 24 (26)
Gingrich: 22 (8)
Cain: 14 (25)
Perry: 12 (13)
Paul: 8 (9)
Bachmann: 6 (6)
Huntsman: 3 (1)
Santorum: 3 (3)

Full poll results at CNN here. And if you think that’s funny, in the new PPP poll, Newt leads (.pdf).

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  1. 1
    Tabby Lavalamp

    Is it my imagination, or is Gingrich actually surging into position as the next NotMitt?

  2. 2
    Stephen "DarkSyde" Andrew

    The Gingster is definitley turning into the new ABR candidate. And this one will be exceptionally enjoyable as Newt has worse issues to explain than Cain.

  3. 3
    Nick Gotts

    What happens when the wingnuts run out of alternatives to Romney? Back to Bachmann and round again?

  4. 4
    Worldtraveller

    So, what are your thoughts on this constant ABR circle jerk? Is it simple bigotry (which would be justice, IMO) because he’s a mormon?

    Whatever the reason, it’s certainly providing plenty of entertainment, and keeping standup comics gainfully employed.

    Hrm, maybe that’s the secret republican ‘jobs program’….

  5. 5
    Rey Fox

    Starting to remind me of the college football polls. The advantage seems to be going to those who made their big screwup first, rather than in recent memory.

  6. 6
    d cwilson

    @KG:

    I suspect the whole thing will explode when they get down to Santorum, because even your average teabagger couldn’t possibly believe that Senator Frothy would make a good president.

  7. 7
    Randomfactor

    What’ll happen is a brokered convention. Chris Christie will have one more opportunity to refuse the crown.

  8. 8
    Phillip IV

    Yeah, seems like Newt is the Not-Mitt-Romney flavor of the month…well, the second half of the month. But I’m sure his lead will be even shorter than with any of the earlier Not-Mitts, since growing disenchanted with Newt Gingrich is ground the GOP has already covered several times before – it’ll be more like a rerun.

    But when will the Republican party finally realize that the perfect Anti-Mitt has been sitting right in front of their noses all the time? The guy who has already proven he can convincingly oppose Mitt Romney on every single position he has? I’m talking, of course, about Mitt Romney, the ultimate Anti-Mitt Romney.

    Wait, hold the presses! It’s all over! The nomination is decided! It’s just been reported that Herman Cain has said: “The more toppings a man has on his pizza, I believe the more manly he is.Because the more manly man is not afraid of abundance.” It’s just perfect – the ultimate pander to the Republican base, the quote they’ll all want as a bumper sticker. Cain is practically the nominee already!

  9. 9
    kapitano

    Is that a little blog of santorum hanging off the bottom? :-S

    (Sorry, just couldn’t resist.)

    I’d forgotten that Batshit and Paul were still in the race – they’re that irrelevant. But who the hell is Huntsman?

  10. 10
    Didaktylos

    Huntsman may yet win simply by being Last Man Standing.

  11. 11
    Gvlgeologist, FCD

    Huntsman will never win the nomination – he’s a Mormon also, and (if my memory is correct) he also accepts global warming and evolution. He (according to the current insane Rethuglican doctrine) is also a cult member and a heretic.

  12. 12
    fishnguy

    Watching all this I’ve been absolutely astounded at what the republicans consider to be presidential material, as they jump from one sinking ship to another. They all appear to be caricatures to me.

  13. 13
    jakc

    We will shortly see Cainiacs blaming liberals for the fall of Cain despite the obvious fact that it’s the conservatives who are jumping overboard.

  14. 14
    Trebuchet

    Mama Grizzly’s strategy of waiting for all of the declared candidates to self-destruct and have the convention nominate her by acclamation is looking better and better. Of course, she won’t want to do any actual work after she’s elected, either, so the important thing is her veep candidate. Dick Cheney, anyone? He’s already got eight years experience running the country for a figurehead president.

  15. 15
    sunsangnim

    Ugh. Newt. And they consider him to be the smart one.

  16. 16
    unbound

    I read the headline, and immediately knew the answer. Another anti-reality whack job.

    Ohhhh…you wanted the name of the whack job…

  17. 17
    Ray Ingles

    Really seems like ‘not Mitt Romney’ is having trouble:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/14/1035933/-Not-Mitt-Romney

  18. 18
    RW Ahrens

    All of this bothers me. Not only is this the craziest nominating season yet, but that a supposedly serious political party has gone off the rails so far and so badly. It is almost like a bad grade B movie plot, and I keep waiting for the other shoe to fall.

    I used to be a Republican, but that party has moved so far to the right and allied itself to the religious nutjobs so much that I bailed out.

    What bothers me is that the current crop of candidates are so crazy yet the party base seems to be taking them seriously. Nobody is laughing, yet, they should be! This just seems so…easy. Too easy. I’m sorry, but the reality is, nobody could be as crazy, illiterate and stupid as these candidates seem to be.

    So, where’s the other shoe, and what’s it gonna be? Somewhere, there’s someone planning something out of sight, and they’e going to step in quickly, suddenly and walk away with the nomination, simply cause the rest are so far off the rails that the base will be desperate for a viable candidate.

    I mean, really, the Republican party of today is so desperate to beat Obama – to make him that one term President they’ve promised – that I seriously think they’d nominate an orangoutang if one could qualify!

    The crazy clown squad can’t be just a convenient juxtaposition of nutjobs running for office at the same time, it just doesn’t work that way.

    There just isn’t enough data to figure out what is really going on.

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