In case you were wondering whether or not Herman Cain was making a serious run…he’s not:
[F]or the next two days, Herman Cain — the newest front runner in the race for the White House — is bringing his campaign here, to Tennessee, and forgoing those states that will be the earliest to cast ballots to decide the GOP nominee.[….]
Cain told reporters that the front loading of the primary calendar and the Republican National Committee potentially stripping Florida of half its delegates for setting a primary date that violates party rules will mean other states will play a more influential role in determining the nominee than in the past.
“We believe states like Tennessee, that traditionally would not have had as big a role, are going to be more important,” Cain contended Wednesday after speaking at a Faith and Freedom Coalition rally at Ohio Christian University. “You can’t win Florida and wave the victory flag. You have got to look at some of those other states that are coming after Florida — and Tennessee happens to be one.”
This is Giuliani 2, Electric Boogaloo. Make two of those 9’s into 1’s, swap the folksy drawl for Brooklynese, and there may not be much more than a delegate or two to separate them when all is said and done.