RedState’s Moe Lane is picking up on an angle already reported by TPM: that Herman Cain does not seem to be seriously contesting the Iowa primaries, and thus arguably the GOP nominating contest as a whole. Indeed, Lane, a regular writer for the conservative site is courting his readers' ire by comparing Cain’s Iowa campaign to Howard Dean’s in 2004.
Referencing a recent ABC News article that detailed the dearth of volunteers in Cain’s Iowa campaign offices, Lane writes: In 2004, Howard Dean had money. Howard Dean had polls. Howard Dean had a national campaign going. What Howard Dean did not have was a functional Iowa organization designed to bring people to the precinct polling stations an keep them there for up to two hours, which is why he came in third place."