Sunday, November 6, 2011

Gingrich "drafting" Cain

I've been saying for awhile now that folks ought to keep an eye on these two. I guess they had a bit of a love-fest (otherwise known as a debate) last night. But I didn't watch...can't stomach it right now. I did read this about it though.

Instead of the cacophony of eight or more candidates on one stage, as has been seen with the previous Republican debates, this event featured only two, with both of them putting forward a positive face — and even joking at different points about themselves becoming a presidential ticket together.

Over the last few days I've developed a theory about what Newt is up to. In bicycle racing they talk about something called drafting.

One or more riders ride single file behind another rider, taking advantage of that rider's slipstream. By doing so the rider behind has less of a headwind and gets a breather.

In the race for the "not Romney" position, Cain is still out front taking on the headwind (we'll see how long he can maintain). But for some time now, Gingrich has been positioning himself to draft right behind him and take advantage of Cain's slipstream.

What's interesting is that Cain is so bound up in his own ego that he doesn't seem to recognize what Gingrich is up to. He just revels in the adulation. Someone should probably warn him that Gingrich is a sociopath.

They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used.

All I'm going to do though is bring on the popcorn. This is fascinating to watch!


  1. I thought the exact same thing, just didn't do the great "drafting" analogy. And let's face it, any news exposure for Gingrich is good because he's not getting it on his own. Cain is literally sucking the air out of the room so by attaching himself to Cain, he is getting some press. What a toad(s)!

  2. Yep. Without Cain as a sidekick, Gingrich can't get any airtime or notice from the base. Some business model, eh?