Herman Cain has been surging in the polls over the last few weeks after picking up wins in the Florida Straw poll and the League of Women Voters straw poll in Kansas. However, there are still mixed feelings about what his real prospects are over the next few months. On the one hand you have political pundits like Rush Limbaugh saying that the GOP base really doesn’t like Mitt Romney, which would make Herman Cain a legitimate alternative since Michelle Bachmann has fallen out of favor and Rick Perry has lost his mojo. This is bolstered by a well written piece over in Salon by Steve Kornacki that points out not only is Cain surging but Romney’s support has stayed the same and Herman Cain isn’t as ‘unelectable’ as the press would make him out to be.
Who’s right in this scenario?
I can’t imagine Herman Cain being the Republican nominee, or even a vice presidential pick, in large part because of how the presidential field is behaving. As of the latest debate, the attacks are still targeted at Mitt Romney, the President has been focusing on Mitt Romney and no major endorsements from Republican luminaries has come out in favor of Cain – just yet. If and when any of those things start to happen, I’ll become a believer in the Can surge.
This article originally appeared at Politic365.com.