Conservative commentator Erick Erickson took to his RedState blog today in order to give an insightful roundup of the candidates. What follows below is a collection of his best lines.
On Cain: “Let’s be real honest here. Herman’s problems are largely staff related (pun intended)…Ultimately though, the buck stops with the candidate.”
On Gingrich: “Gingrich’s problem is that there are a lot of very influential conservatives who feel very betrayed by Gingrich’s positions over the years. They are now out to settle scores with him. Voters may like him now, but will they in three weeks?”
On Huntsman: “If Huntsman comes back in New Hampshire, he is in the game. Here’s the funny thing about Jon Huntsman. His record as a Governor is more conservative than Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney combined. He is more pro-life than either of them. He is more economically wedded to the free market than either of them. He has better foreign policy experience than either of them. Huntsman should be a conservative hero in this race.”
On Paul: “Ron Paul’s voters are Ron Paul voters. They are not Republican voters. They will not go to someone else, but few others will go to Ron Paul. He is incapable of building a winning coalition for the primary.”
On Romney: “This remains Mitt Romney’s race because while three-quarters of the GOP does not want Mitt Romney, the three-quarters of the GOP cannot make up its mind who it does want.”