- Writing for Forbes, Richard Miniter has an interesting piece on why Herman Cain has a chance to win the Republican nomination, and maybe more. The key point is this -- Mitt Romney has a lot of money and a lot of big-time supporters, but he really doesn't move the needle for most movement conservatives, especially the Tea Party folks. Cain is a problematic candidate, but he's been the most consistent Not Romney lately in most of the polling that's been taking place. And I think Miniter understands the reason why -- more than any other candidate in the field, Cain has the "happy warrior" mien.
- First Ringer, my former colleague at Truth vs the Machine and a regular commenter here, has two pieces up at Shot in the Dark. The first details Rick Perry's proposal for a flat tax and the second offers a good slap at the University of Minnesota's strange approach to contract negotiation with its coaches, including the latest choice for public largesse, Jerry Kill. First Ringer doesn't always have the opportunity to write as much as he did back in the TvM days, but he's always worth your time.
- On the stadium front, M. A. Mortenson, the construction company that the Vikings would use to build a stadium in Arden Hills, says they could get the project done by 2015, despite what the Met Council says. I suspect that is right. Whether they get the chance is another matter.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Lightning Round - 102611
Not much time this morning, but a few thoughts: