Matt Towery

Both Cain and Gingrich are putting to good use in their campaigns their most recent books -- and, in Gingrich's case, DVD -- and doing so in ways that do not violate campaign laws. Some foolish pundits claim this a reason to discount the serious nature of their candidacies. Do they not remember Jimmy Carter's book "Why Not the Best?" -- promoted during his successful race in 1976?

One of two things will likely happen as this race develops. Either Cain will continue to rise and, in the process, disabuse the racist elite press of its mistaken notion that a black Republican is not a viable candidate or Cain will start to drop, leaving Gingrich as the last person with a chance to challenge Romney.

Understand that Romney is the only candidate so far not to be damaged by Cain's meteoric rise or Gingrich's slow ascension. Romney remains the best-organized and strongest overall candidate in this contest. No question about that.

But make no mistake, either, that blood is thicker than water. Gingrich and Cain are from not only the same region of the nation but also the same political school of thought. And like the great horse Secretariat, neither minds sitting behind the front-runners in order to make a mad, late dash for a win. (Gingrich in recent days has finished in second place in GOP presidential polls in four states.)

Time will tell what happens, but trust me on what I know: These two "Georgia boys" are taking the GOP to an old-fashioned woodshed. If you thought 1994 was something, just wait until they get through forcing Republicans to start another revolution.


Matt Towery

Matt Towery is a former National Republican legislator of the year and author of Powerchicks: How Women Will Dominate America.
 
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