This has been a good twelve hours for Herman Cain
First he wins the Twin City Tea Party Straw poll, BOTH for president and VP and appearing on over 60% of the ballots.
Then he tops in the New Zogby poll
Then the next day Morgan Freeman who Cain hit the day before over his “Tea Party are racist” comments turns out to be less easy reader and more the black version of Woody Allen:
Anyone else wondering if Morgan paid off his now ex-wife, so he could quietly marry his step-granddaughter?
According to the Enquirer, Freeman cheated on his now ex-wife with a number of women—E’Dina being one of them—and Freeman and E’Dina’s affair began when when she was just a teenager (and we thought this whole incestual relationship couldn’t get any worse)! But apparently now that he’s no longer legally bound to another woman, the Oscar-winner has vowed to make a “decent” woman out of his step-granddaughter and father her children!
So much for the moral authority bit.
Now it remains to be seen how well Cain does as a front runner vs a man in the pack.
Update: Morning Joe spends 5 min on Doretos and the Red Sox and then goes with the older CNN poll not mentioning Zobgy this morning and goes long on Chris Christie for 8 min.
Meanwhile Robert Stacy McCain says this at the spectator:
What Herman Cain did in Orlando this weekend was both completely unexpected and entirely predictable. As late as Friday afternoon, none of the pundits expected the Atlanta businessman to win the Florida GOP’s “Presidency 5” straw poll. But if what it took to win was a dynamic speaker who could bring a roomful of grassroots Republicans to their feet, Cain’s victory was in some sense inevitable.
and notes this on the blog:
Sarah points out that Zogby includes survey information from Monday. An earlier poll by CNN, showing Perry still ahead, was taken Friday through Sunday. But (a) it was Perry’s defeat in the straw poll that will do the most damage, and (b) weekend survey data is untrustworthy. Only when I see an all-weekday polls fully reflecting the impact of the Orlando vote will I be confident about the trend.
The earlier poll is what Morning Joe went with, along with Jon Huntsman who they are having on the show in one more desperate attempt to give him a boost. Meanwhile the Lonely Conservative notes the following:
The only reason Cain wasn’t higher in the polls before is that the media didn’t give him the time of day. Now that people are getting to know him, they’re starting to like him. What’s not to like? He’s a successful man who clearly loves life, has good ideas and shares the values most of us hold dear. Oh, and did I mention that he’s not a professional politician?
It looks like MSNBC is going long on the “not giving the time of day” business. I’ve got a call into Ellen Carmichael I’ll try to get a comment before the computer is shut off for two days.
Ivan Lewis, the shadow culture secretary, will propose a licensing scheme for journalists through a professional body that will have the power to forbid people who breach its code of conduct from doing journalism in the future.
Given that “journalism” presently encompasses “publishing accounts of things you’ve seen using the Internet” and “taking pictures of stuff and tweeting them” and “blogging” and “commenting on news stories,” this proposal is even more insane than the tradition “journalist licenses” practiced in totalitarian nations.
This is (pardon my language) an MSM wet dream