Politics & Policy

Cain Gains Traction After Debate

The consensus after Thursday night’s GOP debate was that Herman Cain had made an impressive appearance and a terrific first impression on voters unfamiliar with him before. The Wall Street Journal reports on how that post-debate buzz is helping the Cain camp:

Now, since making a surprising splash in last week’s South Carolina Republican debate, the little-known, radio-talk-show host is getting what he laughingly calls “aerial protection.” Interview requests are pouring in, along with donations, volunteers and invitations to speak.

On Friday night, several hundred people turned out to hear him in Las Vegas. The same night, he won a Washington state GOP straw poll. On Monday, former UPS president Ron Wallace will host a high-priced fundraiser for Mr. Cain in the suburbs of his hometown, Atlanta. Three hundred are expected to attend.

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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