And Democrats across the country are responding to this news with …… “Yee-haw! Bring him on!”
The man who wants to lower taxes on wealth while raising taxes on everybody else – even charge a nine percent national sales tax upon Americans who live in utter poverty – would be the best opponent to incumbent Obama, Democrats find, and because these same polls say the president would clean Cain’s clock in a general election.
Sadly, Cain remains a distant third in South Carolina polls, though. Only eight percent of Palmetto State Republicans would vote for him in the upcoming January primary (the fourth in the country), falling from the peak of 15 percent he held here in early June.
And South Carolina is a must-win for Cain, too. Since 1980, every Republican candidate who led in the South Carolina primary race went on to win the party nomination for the general election.
Hoping to boost Candidate Cain (and guarantee the Democratic hold on the White House, too) SC Forward Progress produced this latest video.
The video might not seem very flattering to ordinary viewers, but not all Republicans in South Carolina are ordinary voters.
With his idiotic takes on taxes and responsible parenthood, his obvious ignorance of particular issues, his impugning of poverty, not to mention his claims about so-called risks of Muslims and Sharia law (which have been compared to the McCarthy-like “anti-communist Red Scare of the 1950s”), Cain might appeal to an uneducated, far right, that’s for sure. And we know such far-right Republicans have somewhat of a presence in here in South Carolina, too.
But when it comes down to the rest of America, it’ll be Cain who’s slain in a general election, and not the able incumbent Obama.