I know that my Cain obsession is getting old, but I just want to note that Herman had a pretty good day yesterday. Of course, it’s not hard to look like the cleverest child in kindergarten when everyone around you is pooping their pants.
As was well-documented here, and as Steve Benen emphasizes, Mitt Romney screwed the pooch in spectacular fashion with his inability to articulate the bedrock Republican principle that
public unions should be destroyed. And, of course, Perry crapped out a terrible tax plan and made it worse by his birther jokes (see almost every post from yesterday for more details on that).
Herman, in contrast, released a pretty good attack ad and a homage to the smoking man from X-Files. Only the latter is in any way negative, and it’s more odd than damaging. Herman also addressed a Tea Party rally near Galveston, which earned him precisely two local stories (here’s the best one), and no national coverage.
Today, Herman is giving a talk to a group of Republican women in Corpus Christi. Tomorrow, if I were advising him, I’d suggest a week in a cave or a few days in a submarine. Perry and Romney are doing his work for him, and the worst thing he could do is get in the way of that murder-suicide.
Update: I forgot to mention that Herman’s been the frontrunner for 4 weeks in PPP’s polling.