Well, Herman Cain has dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination race. This action will absolutely cement Gingrich as the party machine, right-wing candidate of choice for Republicans and conservatives. As we’ve talked about before here that will surely draw the target squarely on the head of Newt Gingrich. However, since the Tea Party and the vocal right of the party hate Mitt Romney I think this really opens up a path to the nomination for Gingrich. The really ironic thing is that Cain is being taken down by the family values crowd for having one marital affair, which is actually Newt Gingrich’s primary dating strategy.
I hear lots of noise about how Mitt Romney is the establishment candidate, but let’s face it, conservatives are running the Republican Party and Romney is just not conservative enough for them. So Newt becomes the defacto conservative flag carrier and soon to be Republican nominee. To steal the old Lotto motto, you have to be in it to win it, if Newt is in the election and Europe melts down and the economy stays beaten and slow or in even in decline, Obama could lose to him.
So, let the hypocrisy begin. The Republican Party, family values, conservative value protector in our country, the party being pushed by the Tea Party to weed out the Washington insiders will support a man who has NO credibility in a discussion of any sort of family values, is a total Washington insider, and who while out of office makes money almost solely based on his inside the beltway Washington political influence. Everything the right, conservatives, Republicans and the Tea Party say they abhor. Once again we are quickly finding politics as usual in Washington, with neither party having any true values or credibility.