Herman Cain may heed my wish and stay in the presidential race, but he has fallen prey to a political form of termites that I call MOHOPs – for headlines and stories that begin “Members of His/Her Own Party….”
In Cain’s case, MOHOPs are fellow Republicans who say things like “he’s a zombie; he’s dead but he doesn’t know it and he keeps walking.”
In politics, you’re in trouble when the MOHOPs pile on. It’s expected that members of the other party will criticize you. It’s a story when MOHOPs do it.
But the fall of one rival after another never seems to help Mitt Romney, the most electable Republican. He stays in his 20-30 percent comfort range. The anti-Mitts just go to somebody else.
First, they went to Bachman, then to Perry, and then to Cain. Now, it’s Newt Gingrich.
Another answer to Democrats’ prayers!
Newt Gingrich, who would have us believe Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac paid him a million-plus bucks – not as a lobbyist, heaven forbid, but a historian.
Note: My degree is in history. Where can I get a million-dollar gig?
Newt Gingrich, the man most responsible for the dysfunction in Congress. Newt Gingrich, the crybaby who shut down the government because President Clinton didn’t give him a good seat on Air Force One. Newt Gingrich, who modestly considers himself a Historical Transformational Figure like Churchill – and will happily tell you so. Let alone that Tiffany’s account.