He didn’t say that exactly but that is what it boils down to.
Last week I posted a story titled Herman Cain: I Endorse Mitt Romney. I engendered some lively discussion mostly from Herman Cain fans who insisted that they could parse hidden meaning into his “Today, I could not support Rick Perry as the nominee for a host of reasons” statement.
To me, only reading English and being unable for a lot of reasons to establish a Vulcan mind meld with Mr. Cain, the statement was clear. He couldn’t support Governor Perry and Mitt Romney was in second place this was an endorsement of Romney.
Lest there be any doubt about what Mr. Cain meant, it was cleared up on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show today.
I did say, Hugh, that based upon Governor Perry’s positions on some of the things today like being soft on securing the border, providing tuition assistance for children of illegal aliens, I have a heart, but I happen to believe you cannot basically provide incentives for people to keep doing the same illegal behavior. And based upon a number of other things, I can’t support him today based upon his position on things. That being said, I don’t think he’s going to get the nomination. Now if it’s one of those other candidates up there, I am going to support them 100%. If Governor Perry gets the nomination, I will still support him, but it won’t be 100%. [emphasis mine]
So what support will he give Governor Perry? 90% 10%? 2%?
Why would he give Jon Huntsman or Ron Paul 100% support and not Governor Perry?
Why would Cain rather see Barack Obama have a second term than give Perry 100%?
Is it because he’s not a serious candidate and his sole purpose in the race was to help his old friend Mitt Romney who is now is on the verge of creating the same dilemma for himself that Zero Mostel faced in The Producers?