September 28, 2011 by Bob Livingston
The Republican apparatchik and mainstream media have lost control of the nomination process, and they’re scrambling to get it back.
Bilderberg-selected candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are fading. Romney is reviled by the Tea Party and hasn’t caught on with conservatives despite four years of campaigning. Romneycare hangs around his neck like a millstone. Perry, who entered the race as the group’s darling, is stumbling and bumbling his way out of contention as his crony capitalist/soft-on-immigration past comes to light. And he didn’t help himself during the Florida GOP debate when he insulted everyone who opposes special subsidies for the illegal aliens.
Herman Cain, fresh off a strong performance in the debate and a win in the Florida Straw Poll — which has correctly picked the Republican nominee every time it’s been held — is surging. In the latest Zogby poll, Cain garnered 28 percent support, but Perry dropped to 18 percent.
The mainstream media and Republican insiders desperately want a two-man race between Romney and Perry. That’s because they expected Perry to implode so Romney could carry the day. But try as they might, their hoped-for horserace is not going to happen.
Perry will crash and burn, but Romney has enough Republican insider support to trudge on. Writing for The Hill, Brent Budowsky predicted Perry’s implosion and said the race is going to be between Romney and either Cain or Congressman Ron Paul.
“Both Paul and Cain deserve far more respect from the major media,” Budowsky wrote. “This is not a Soviet campaign where Pravda-like pundits treat certain candidates as though they do not exist.”
So far, it has been exactly that in the case of Paul and Cain. But the voters aren’t cooperating.