Taking yes for an answer: Candidate Perry is down, way down in the new Washington Post/ABC poll.
And Candidate Cain is way, way up. For our money, Cain is a horrible candidate—and an American triumph:
BALZ (10/4/11): Among all conservatives, Perry’s support has been sliced in half, from 39 to 19 percent. Some of his decline may stem from shaky debate showings: A majority of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents who have watched recent debates say the more they hear about Perry, the less they like him.We liberals don’t like taking yes for an answer. But that highlighted passage is a national triumph, just as it was last year when South Carolina Republicans elected Tim Scott to the House—he’s a black guy!—over the son of Strom Thurmond.
Cain picks up where Perry has faded.
Seventy percent of those who saw the debates say the more they learn about Cain, the more they like him. Among tea party supporters, Cain’s support has surged from 5 percent to 30 percent in a month. The businessman, who scored a surprise win at the Florida straw poll, now has the edge among solid tea partyers.
Over the son of Strom Thurmond!
God keeps sending signs that we won. Why won’t we say so? Good question…