published Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Still no 2012 GOP front-runner for president

Who would be the best GOP candidate to run against President Obama?

Whatever you think of the GOP field, there is no lack of drama in the race to pick a nominee to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012.

Georgia businessman Herman Cain is flatly denying allegations that he sexually harassed two women more than a decade ago. No clear proof of the allegations has surfaced, but his critics hope the claims will keep the public's attention.

Cain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are in a tight race in the important early-voting states of Iowa and Florida. Romney leads in another early-voting state, New Hampshire. Cain is ahead in South Carolina.

It is unclear whether the harassment accusations will harm Cain's candidacy. The South Carolina poll was conducted after days of coverage of the claims against Cain, but he still led Romney by 10 points, according to Rasmussen Reports.

National polls have put each of the men ahead at various times over the past few weeks.

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich is coming in third in some polls, and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is third in some. The other major candidates are generally farther behind.

Is the Republican field really narrowing to Cain and Romney? That's hard to say, but the two hopefuls are the leaders at least for now.

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joneses said...

There will be no lack of drama until the liberal media stops creating drama.

November 3, 2011 at 6:44 a.m.
rolando said...

What's all the fuss? The RINO will win...the Dems will see to that. The fix is in...the "white slave"-supporting ACORN shady influence worked in 2008 and will work in 2012 -- under a new banner of "Occupy [fill in the city name]".

The Democrats, having essentially no primary, will vote for Romney in the Republican primaries -- in those states allowing non-partisan primary voting. It worked when The Obama was the leading Dem candidate so they voted for McRINO-Cain. He is their best chance of ObamaCare winning.

November 3, 2011 at 6:56 p.m.
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