There is an irony in the media trying to marginalize both Herman Cain and the Occupy Wall Street movement. They are both “the little guy” in their respective scenarios being picked on by the establishment. Cain may not be their most obvious champion but he would be smart to be more sympathetic tho their grievance. Saying things like, “Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself!”, could actually ‘Tea’-off some working-class stiffs on the right. Another consideration is the latest poll from Time on public support for the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Even Fox News own (unscientific) online poll 70% responded,”Yes, These folks are right about corporate greed and what’s happening to the little guy.”
With little exception all sides agree there is a questionable amount of influence by lobby and corporate money in our political system, yet Herman Cain’s surge in the polls is not being taken seriously because he lacks the funds to match Romney or Perry.
Money is not always the best indicator of campaign success, just ask Rick Perry. He poll numbers fell even as he out-raised his opponents and thats not even his best example. In the 2002 Gubernatorial race his Democratic challenger Tony Sanchez spent over $70 million of his own money just to lose by over 20 points on election day.