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Cain taking "Perry's spot" in tonight's debate according to Yahoo!


Alis volat propriis
Aug 25, 2009
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Now that is too damn funny to watch the GOP toss Ricky under the bus like that. Yeeouch!

Cain campaign says it’s not planning to change anything
despite new top-tier status
By Chris Moody | The Ticket – 8 hrs ago

Businessman Herman Cain says that
running for president has been the
toughest thing he's ever done, but
Tuesday's debate could be his greatest
hurdle yet in the campaign.
For the first time this election cycle,
Cain is near the top of the polls. A
national Gallup survey released
Monday night placed Cain in a
statistical tie with former
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney,
leapfrogging him over Texas Gov. Rick
Perry. Cain was only polling 5 percent
support when the survey was taken
last month. Now he's nearing 20

With his newly minted top tier status, Cain will no longer be delegated to stand near the wings of the stage. At Tuesday
night's Washington Post/Bloomberg debate, he'll stand in the center, next to Romney in Perry's old spot. And with his new
positioning, he'll receive tougher questions from the debate moderator and more attention from the press after the contest.

But, as Cain has noticed, that's where the perks end. Now that he's near the top, everything he says (and has said in the past)
will be dissected and analyzed.
At the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. last Friday, Cain discussed what it was like transitioning from his earlier
status a candidate that everyone wrote off as a "me too" to joining the top tier.
"You get this bull's eye on your back," Cain said. "And people take pot shots left and right."

Despite the upgrade, Cain's campaign strategists insist they're not planning to do anything different.
"Mr. Cain's debate strategy is just to be Mr. Cain," Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon told The Ticket. "It's been working out well
for him."

Aside from increased media scrutiny, Cain has remained largely immune from attacks from the other candidates throughout
the campaign. In fact, most have had nothing but nice things to say about the former Godfather's Pizza CEO, perhaps
because they haven't perceived him as a threat.

His pizza still sucks. Sorry.

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