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By Brent Budowsky
There are now multiple polls that show Ron Paul has gained support and has a legitimate chance to come in first or second in Iowa and New Hampshire. I would now call Ron Paul one of three front-runners in both Iowa and New Hampshire alongside Mitt Romney and a third candidate, currently Newt Gingrich. If Ron Paul wins Iowa, which he might, all bets are off. Also, most analysts miss the fact that many states have open systems where independents, and in some cases Democrats, can vote for a Republican nominee. This could give a further boost to Paul.
It is now time to give Ron Paul the attention he deserves in debates and throughout the political community.
For Paul this presents good news and new challenges as his positions are given the kind of wider attention I have called for. For example, his foreign policy positions could help him attract independents and some Democrats in open primary states, along with some Republicans, but they also conflict with the majority Republican view.
The campaign gets very interesting if Newt Gingrich joins Herman Cain, Rick Perry and Donald Trump in collapsing, which would give Paul a head-to-head contest with Romney.
I am not predicting Ron Paul is nominated, I am suggesting he deserves to be treated with the respect of now being a serious contender to win first or second place in Iowa and New Hampshire. I have always predicted that Paul will ultimately be one of three finalists for the Republican nomination, which will become a three-person race, with Ron Paul one of the three.
At a minimum Ron Paul is now a force to be reckoned with. His support has surged in multiple polls. His fundraising will probably surge even more. He has the potential to be a kingmaker if he is the third Republican left at the convention with no candidate having a majority of delegates.
No doubt about it, a Ron Paul third-party candidacy would now be very formidable.
It may be that before this is done, one of the most important questions in American politics will be whether Paul runs as a third-party candidate, especially if the race is between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Fasten your seatbelts.
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No shortage of kool aid being distributed from either party. Herman Cain, former director for the Kansas City Federal Reserve, is now the media shill to represent the Republican party in the perceived two party system that seems to share one basic central policy, That’s alright, take another sip of the kool aid and follow party politics verses common sense and your heart and it will all be good, lol. Go back to sleep America, nothing to see here. Herman Cain and his campaign is nothing short of a media hype and false illusion. Look at politics as right verses wrong, not right verses left, as you may find some freedom hiding in there :)Thinking Herman may need a teleprompter to further his hope and change pitch? Punked, yup, that would explain it. GOP2012 = fails. BRB, I have a Ron Paul video to promote :) Back, and seriously, Obama should be thanking the GOP for this endorsement.
WASHINGTON | Sun Nov 6, 2011 6:31am EST
(Reuters) – Allegations that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain sexually harassed women in the 1990s have begun to damage his bid for the White House, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found.
The poll showed the percentage of Republicans who view Cain favorably dropped 9 percentage points, to 57 percent from 66 percent a week ago.
Among all registered voters, Cain’s favorability declined 5 percentage points, to 32 percent from 37 percent.
The survey represents the first evidence that sexual harassment claims dating from Cain’s time as head of the National Restaurant Association have taken a toll on his presidential campaign.
A majority of respondents, 53 percent, believe sexual harassment allegations against Cain are true despite his denials. Republicans were less likely to believe they are true, with 39 percent thinking they are accurate.
“The most striking thing is that Herman Cain is actually seeing a fairly substantial decline in favorability ratings toward him particularly among Republicans,” said Ipsos pollster Chris Jackson.
The 65-year-old Cain, a former pizza company executive with no experience in political office, has been running neck and neck with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for the lead in polls of Republicans considering who will be the nominee to face Democratic President Barack Obama next year.
At least three women have accused Cain of sexual harassment from his time as the restaurant industry’s top lobbyist. Cain has given conflicting accounts of the cases since the news broke a week ago by news website Politico. He insists the claims were baseless and that he was wrongfully accused.
But a woman who received a cash settlement from the restaurant association in response to her harassment claim rejected Cain’s denials on Friday. She said through her lawyer that she was the victim of a “series of inappropriate behaviors and unwanted advances” by Cain in 1999.
The allegations have received wide attention. The Reuters/Ipsos poll found more than 80 percent of respondents have heard of them. Republicans are the most aware, at 88 percent, while independents the least aware, at 64 percent.
Four in 10 respondents said this issue had made them less favorable toward Cain. About one in three Republicans, or 35 percent, said the controversy had made them less favorable toward Cain.
Jackson said it may well be that the wave of support that carried the conservative Cain to the top of the Republican field was now cresting.
“I think he is probably cresting now. I think this week, last week, were sort of the high-water mark,” he said.
The poll found that Romney, who is more a candidate of the Republican establishment, has a favorability among Republican voters of 63 percent, while rival Rick Perry, the Texas governor, is viewed favorably by 47 percent.
Ipsos conducted the poll of 1,007 adults on Friday and Saturday by interviewing individuals via a U.S. online household panel.
Since it was an online poll, typical margins of error do not apply. Despite that, various recognized methods were used to select as representative a sample as possible and weigh the results.
If it were a traditional random survey, it would have a margin of error of between plus 4.4 percent and plus 5.1 percentage points. That figure varies because some participants dropped out of the video portion of the survey. (Editing by Alistair Bell, Philip Barbara and Greg McCune)
On last night’s “Daily Show”, Jon Stewart examined the ever-evolving story of what Herman Cain remembers about the sexual harassment charges that were purportedly leveled against him when he was the director of the National Restaurant Association. Perhaps, Stewart suggests, the trauma of the alleged harassment has caused Mr. Cain to repress the memories of the incidents and they are only now gradually returning to him, in which case his therapist must be very proud of the breakthroughs he’s making.
The Daily Caller reports:
“As children across America costume themselves as ghouls, ghosts, goblins and former North African dictators Monday night, they may have missed the most spine-chilling scare of the day. According to calculations based on the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook, on All Hallows’ Eve the United States’ total debt will surpass its Gross Domestic Product for the first time since World War II.
That means the average American’s share of government debt is more than an average American makes in a year. Spooky!
On October 19 Bloomberg released a chart showing that per capita gross government debt would to exceed per capita GDP in the very near future. As Bloomberg put it, “America’s bills are about to exceed its paycheck.”
Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan does not address this national debt problem. There are no significant cuts. Neither have any of the other candidates offered any such cuts.
Ron Paul’s Restore America plan cuts $1 trillion in the first year. It is the only plan among the 2012 GOP presidential field that offers real and substantive cuts in line with what this country desperately needs.
Or as Rush Limbaugh put it:
“Fooling around the margins isn’t going to get it done. A 2% tax cut here, or a 3% tax variation over there is not going to fix what’s wrong. Genuine, big spending cuts are the only thing that is going to bring us back … But nobody on our side has ever seriously proposed this and Ron Paul is going to.”
A report published by Politico late Sunday night reveals that two women accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment while he was head of the National Restaurant Assn. in the late 1990s.
The Republican presidential candidate and retired pizza chain executive has refused to comment on the allegations, but a campaign spokesman told Politico that Cain was “vaguely familiar” with the charges.
The two women had worked at the restaurant trade group under Cain, but left their posts after complaining about his behavior. The women signed agreements with the association that included financial payouts and barred them from discussing their departures, according to the Politico report.
Sources told Politico that the behavior included, “conversations allegedly filled with innuendo or personal questions of a sexually suggestive nature, taking place at hotels during conferences, at other officially sanctioned restaurant association events and at the association’s offices.”
Cain refused Sunday to discuss the matter when a Politico reporter approached him on the street in Washington, D.C.
Cain said he would not comment until he saw “some facts or some concrete evidence.”
“Have you ever been accused, sir, in your life of harassment by a woman?” a reporter asked.
Cain replied: “Have you ever been accused of sexual harassment?”
Cain is scheduled to appear Monday morning at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, where he will discuss his “9-9-9″ tax plan.
[CIM Comment} These days the main stream media, or lame stream media as they are often called based on journalism quality, have only two traits that the excel in, to spin and to black out. The blackout and spin are reflections of the media corporations political policies, meaning the handful of elite that control the msm. On one hand they will blackout the message of Dr. Ron Paul for the most part, mentioning his existence only as necessary while giving more than ample time to Herman Cain. At the same time they black out about Cain, except the only part they black out is his role in the Federal Reserve. Yes, that Federal Reserve, the one enslaving you and I while baling out Wall Street, too big to fail corporations & US financial institutions, banks in the EU and beyond.
Remember, Cain was not some employee at a teller window or pencil pusher at some Federal Reserve location, not quite. Cain was the Director of the Kansas City Federal Reserve bank, the second most powerful Federal Reserve bank in the US behind the operation in New York. Just imagine the “luck” for the controlling elitists the control the non-federal Federal Reserve banks to have their own (owned) man in the race for president of the United States.
Despite the msm blackout it is good to see people waking up and aware of the highjacking taking place. Basically, all the slick talk and denials out of the way, a vote for Herman Cain is a vote for the expansion of powers of the Federal Reserve bank as an entity.
Individuals have choices, make yours wisely when the time comes. Will it be for Freedom and personal Liberty or in support of monetary slavery?
Six things you don’t know about Herman Cain
- By Bonney Kapp
Cain at one point said he could envision himself supporting Barack Obama’s candidacy “under the right circumstances.”
Before Herman Cain announced his candidacy for president of the United States, just 21% of Republicans had ever heard of him, according to a Gallup poll in March. This week, a new poll showed nearly 80% of Republicans recognize the former pizza baron’s name. As Gallup put it, “This is the largest gain in recognition for any GOP presidential candidate Gallup has tracked this year.”
The gain, of course, coincides with Cain’s remarkable ascent to the top of the crowded Republican field in the past few weeks; a feat that has shocked the media, the GOP establishment, and especially his political rivals.
Mention Cain and you’re likely to hear something about his role as Godfather’s Pizza CEO or his stint as a talk radio host. He’s gotten a lot of buzz from his 999 economic plan and his irreverent political ads. People tend to like that Cain is a political novice who has never held public office, and they are attracted to his optimism and his affable personality.
But there is much yet to learn about Cain, which is why many are reluctant to call him the official frontrunner.
Click on the “here” for six things you may not know.