Herman Cain is surging in popularity in a number of polls. So why is Herman Cain putting his campaign on hold for the next month?
Herman Cain jumped from 6 percent to 17 percent in the latest Fox News poll of GOP 2012 presidential candidates. Herman Cain is now just behind Gov. Rick Perry. And there are more signs that Cain's support is gathering momentum.
Only a few days are left until third-quarter fundraising reports are due. Mitt Romney led the GOP field last quarter, but Rick Perry, Ron Paul, and others are sprinting hard for campaign contributions.
After Mitt Romney and RIck Perry, the polls indicate that few of the other GOP 2012 presidential candidates are drawing much support. DCDecoder looks at what motivates Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Buddy Roemer, and the rest to run.
Herman Cain won Saturday's GOP straw poll in Florida by a wide margin, although he's still way behind in national polls. The big loser was Rick Perry, who campaigned hard for the Florida poll as a way to recover from his lackluster debate performance.
Rick Perry's debate performance this week was universally panned, even by conservatives. Now, he's pushing his "authenticity" versus the "slickness" of his main Republican rival Mitt Romney.
The critics were brutal about Rick Perry's performance. But voters react to the images that candidates project in a presidential debate over time, as snippets are worked into news reports and political ads.
A survey suggests that Americans who believe in a God who is active in their lives are much more likely to want small government and free markets. The trend could be shaping modern politics.
At Thursday night's Republican presidential candidates debate, the focus was on front-runner Texas Gov. Rick Perry. He was the main target of criticism, especially from Mitt Romney.