By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World
GOP presidential candidate, Herman Cain, may be a bad punchline for most of liberal America, but with Chris Christie (R-NJ) and Sarah Palin announcing that they aren't entering the ring; former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney's inability to hold on to a lead, Gov. Rick Perry's (R-Texas) "N----rhead" controversy causing him to lay low and Michele Bachmann (R-MN) continuing her disappearing act, the former Godfather Pizza magnate has crept into the unexpected position of being the GOP front-runner.
According to 27 percent of Americans surveyed in an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, Herman Cain is now the front-runner for the Republican nomination in 2012; Mitt Romney is ruuner-up with 23 percent.
Voters connect with Cain because he's a "straight-shooter," not allowing criticism to alter his course, and many feel that he is the anti-establishment candidate that the country needs.
A 46-year old man from Florida said about Cain: "He has common-sense answers and is in touch with the heartbeat of America." Another respondent in his mid-50s, from Washington said, "Cain gives direct answers. He is succinct. He isn't a politician."
In the swiftly changing republican field, all eyes, for now, seem to be on Herman Cain.