The more Karl Rove attempts to bring down Herman Cain, the more appealing Cain (gaffes and all!) becomes. Yesterday Byron York at the Washington Examiner reported on the latest from Bush’s “Brain” on Cain:
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says GOP strategist and former top Bush aide Karl Rove is deliberately trying to talk down Cain’s campaign in order to benefit rival candidate Mitt Romney.
Appearing on Fox News Monday morning, Rove produced a whiteboard on which he had written a list of recent and not-so-recent Cain gaffes: statements on abortion, taxes, terrorism, neoconservatism, the Mideast, and others. “The whole effect of this is to not create an image, I think, of him being a flip-flopper,” Rove said. “I think it’s to create an image of being not up to the task.”
“It’s a good thing the voters are not looking at Karl Rove’s little whiteboard,” Cain said in a phone conversation from a stop in Chicago Monday afternoon. “I believe it is a deliberate attempt to damage me because I am not, quote unquote, the establishment choice. But why not go with the choice that the people seem to like?”
Read it all. Cain says he believes Karl Rove is in for Romney.
Rove, a friend of Norquist by the way, doesn’t like Cain in the same way he and the Establishment didn’t like Sarah Palin—Cain (so far) shows no sign of being controlled by the Washington ruling class. He is a wild card to them. He might actually break up some of the existing power structure within the Republican crony capitalist establishment. (LOL! I can dream can’t I?).