September 28, 2011 by Bob Livingston
The Republican apparatchik and mainstream media have lost control of the nomination process, and theyâ€™re scrambling to get it back.
Bilderberg-selected candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are fading. Romney is reviled by the Tea Party and hasnâ€™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 groupâ€™s darling, is stumbling and bumbling his way out of contention as his crony capitalist/soft-on-immigration past comes to light. And he didnâ€™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 â€” which has correctly picked the Republican nominee every time itâ€™s been held â€” 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. Thatâ€™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 Perryâ€™s implosion and said the race is going to be between Romney and either Cain or Congressman Ron Paul.
â€śBoth Paul and CainÂ deserve far more respect from the major media,â€ť Budowsky wrote. â€śThis is not a SovietÂ campaign where Pravda-like pundits treat certain candidates as thoughÂ they do not exist.â€ť
So far, it has been exactly that in the case of Paul and Cain. But the voters arenâ€™t cooperating.