With my finger on the pulse of the Catholic Vote, as it stands today, Herman Cain is coming out at the top of the list.
Up until the last few weeks, there hasn't been an palpable energy. Cain seems to be picking up some momentum in the grassroots.
If Christie joins the fracus, we'll have another option. Frankly, my gut tells me there's some kind of skeleton or two in the closet and he's just not going to take the chance of scandalizing his family and his career. Hope I'm wrong but there's something about his no thank yous - given the state of affairs - that make me wonder if there's some video of him while in college in his underpants and a toga with a bong in one hand and a beer in the other making some regretful remarks.
Romney is a trainwreck. His affect is too weird. As Dylan lyrics go, he just wants to be on the side that;s winning. When it comes to moving prolife agendas, we experienced his real convictions here in Massachusetts. He is THE master of political charades. He works against us under the radar. He is full of dung.
Perry is calibrated a couple of hundred notches to left of George Sr. Not a bad man, certainly a man of prayer, a lover of God - but his discretion is just not there. Killing 300 people is way over the top. He supported Guiliani in the last race and the HPV thing tells us his convictions about the poor and women are way off base. In the end, if we are stuck with him, he's shown he can come to the party and we will have to get on the ship but he is just too tardy to get out in front with him in a Catholic effort.
Santorum is a good man, but the Spector spectacle leaves me less than edified about his discretion and his book will become a boogeyman. The rest just don't have any momentum at all.
Perhaps we should do some diligence on Cain and see what's beneath the surface.