…Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss gave a shout out to both Georgia natives. “We’ve got Newt Gingrich,” he said, which earned a whistle of approval from one member of the audience.
When Chambliss added, “We’ve got Herman Cain,” loud whoops, cheers and applause were heard.
Among convention goers, Gingrich was more of a secondary thought. “We’re very excited to see Cain — and of course, Newt,” said Deborah McCord, a Columbia County delegate.
Cain, a Morehouse College graduate, plans to announce his presidential candidacy on May 21 at Centennial Park in downtown Atlanta. But he’s already lined up quite a fan base – especially among tea party activists, a group Cain has been diligently courting…
Cain continues to play his hand well – and Gingrich needs to figure out a way to set his campaign on fire (unless the whole point of the exercise is to introduce a series of reform ideas in to the GOP primary – a worthy object, in and of itself). Cain is still the longest of long shots – but he is becoming a force to be reckoned with. This will be interesting to watch.
And, of course, either of these two gentlemen would be far superior to our current President…as well as the last President we had from Georgia.