One way to know that Donald Trump isn't just a flash in the pan doomed to go the way of Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann is to look at who...
Kristin Soltis Anderson, Daily Beast: In the last two presidential elections, Republicans have dated around, seeing everyone from Rudy Giuliani to Herman Cain. But after a few summer flings, they've always landed on the Very Nice And Responsible Choice. Show More Summary
When Donald Trump initially rocketed to the top of national Republican polls, it was fashionable to compare him to Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, and Newt Gingrich — a flamboyant media personality, briefly capturing the spotlight, but doomed to immolate. Show More Summary
When Donald Trump initially rocketed to the top of national Republican polls, it was fashionable to compare him to Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, and Newt Gingrich — a flamboyant media personality, briefly capturing the spotlight, but doomed to immolate. But Trump is not running a race like those other candidates, nor... More »
As Donald Trump remains atop the polls even following last week's first GOP presidential debate, the argument that he is merely a "fringe" candidate like Michele Bachmann or Herman Cain from the 2012 election cycle is starting to sound less credible. Chris Christie used it earlier this month and last night Seth Meyers brought it up during his interview with Anderson Cooper.
By any measure, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) is still on the bubble of making the top ten cut for Thursday's first GOP debate on Fox News. But in a new interview on Monday with CNBC's John Harwood, he said he's "not worried at all" about dropping below the necessary threshold.
“Let’s all take a deep breath. You know, four years ago, Herman Cain was winning right now. Eight years ago, Rudy Giuliani was winning right now.” — Gov. Chris Christie, in an interview on CNN.
And yelled at an African-American member of the Daily Show when he pointed out that Stewart was RACIST: Specifically, Cenac recalled one protracted disagreement that ended in Stewart screaming at him. Stewart had done a Herman Cain impression that Fox News began attacking as racist. Show More Summary
Imagine if then-Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac had gently alerted Jon Stewart to his opinion that the host’s impression of Herman Cain “sounded like Kingfish” — and instead of blowing up and dropping an F-bomb, as Stewart reportedly did, the host had taken a beat to think about that critique, and then come back and said, “Hey, you’re right. Show More Summary
Apparently, the six months leading up to the first presidential primary can now be aptly christened as the Silly Season. Four years ago, it seemed as if the nuttiness could not be topped, with Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain setting a high mark for unintentional comedy, but that mark has now been...
I'll be filling in for Herman Cain from 9am to 12pm ET today talking about this. You can listen live at http://wsbradio.com. The number one thing you hear when you ask any Republican about Donald Trump is this — he fights. You hear it from Rush Limbaugh. Show More Summary
Jon Stewart is well on his way to canonization as the saint of smart, satirical TV news. (The Daily Show just released another of their weekly tributes to the outgoing host, introduced by New York Senator Chuck Schumer.) But even saints...Show More Summary
Wyatt Cenac was the only black writer on "The Daily Show" back in 2011, when Jon Stewart took to mocking the various GOP presidential candidates, including Herman Cain. In an interview with Marc Maron, Cenac said:"Oh no, you just did this and you didn’t think about it. Show More Summary
Former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac said an “incredibly defensive” Jon Stewart berated him in front of staff members after bringing up his concern over Stewart’s impersonation of Herman Cain, Vulture reported. “He got upset. And he stood up and he was just like,...
Sorry not sorry
Herman Cain, I’m sorry. Loyal readers during the 2012 presidential contest may recall that I used the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination as a political pinata. The former Godfather’s Pizza executive could do nothing right. Cain was ill-prepared. He joked about putting an electric fence on the border with Mexico to thwart illegal immigration. […]
Donald Trump is surging in the national polls, but we should all know by now, what goes up, must come down. Can you say Herman Cain? That’s right. Mr. 9-9-9 himself was surging in the polls leading up to the 2012 Republican presidential primary. Rudy Giuliani was also surging in the early polls during his [...]Show More Summary
The last Republican nominating contest was dominated by a succession of increasingly pathetic protest candidates — Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum — serving as placeholders with whom conservative activists could register their amorphous rage. The experience has instilled justifiable caution among reporters, some of whom (myself included)... More »
The lives of Herman Cain, Justice Thomas and countless other blacks bear witness to the greatness of America;
In some cases — Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain most obviously in the last cycle — no-hope presidential candidates are essentially running a grift, trying to build their personal brands and sell books or get themselves Fox News sinecures or whatever. Some are ideological true believers trying to draw attention to issues — your Ron […]