Kevin Siers on Cain
More Siers here.
Let's face it, Republicans are toast. Cain was our last hope. He came across as genuine, smart and unpolitical. In the end and this is the end, Cain came across as nearly Clintontonian. "I did NOT sexually harass that woman". End of story.
Michele Bachmann peaked too soon, then had a number flubs and verbal slip ups. A number of staff changes and now she is just a footnote.
Singing Happy Birthday to Elvis Presley on the anniversary of his death, naming John Quincey Adams as a founding father of our country, he was nine when the declaration of Independence was drafted. It was his father John Adams who is his father and a founding father. She also confused John Wayne with serial killer John Wayne Gacey. These are just a few of the nearly two dozen gaffes she's uttered in the last six months.
Perry had a few too many of something this week. Look for him to jump up and down on a couch on some talk show and then he will be done.
Newt is too old, Ron Paul has that Timothy Leary thing going on which leaves us with Mitt Romney who has a hair and religion issue. I'm not sure the religion matters but the hair is a deal breaker.
Kid with a Gun - South Carolina officials say a 10-year-old trick-or-treater pulled a 9-mm handgun on a woman who joked that she'd steal his candy on Halloween.
The Augusta Chronicle reported Tuesday that a 28-year-old woman told authorities she recognized some youngsters Monday evening, and she joked she'd take their candy.
Aiken Public Safety Lt. David Turno said a 10-year-old in the group said no and pointed the handgun at her.
Turno said the gun wasn't loaded but the boy had a clip of ammunition. He was taken to the police station and was turned over to his parents.
Turno said the boy's 10-year-old brother told officials he also had a gun and both weapons were recovered by police. Turno said the boys got them from their grandfather without his permission.
Jerry Orr's Back Door Deal With Bank of America - The Charlotte Observer is reporting that CDIA has moved closer to making a deal to have BofA the airport's sole ATM provider.
According to the Observer "Aviation director Jerry Orr said the deal provides the most revenue for the airport, with BofA bidding more than Fifth Third Bank, the only other bank that took a shot at the exclusive deal."
Four banks currently have ATMs at the airport: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, BB&T and First Citizens. Each pays a set rent for its locations and a percentage of total receipts of its ATMs. The total last year earned the airport $256,556.00.
Officials said leasing to multiple banks would yield an estimated $1.21 million a year, leasing exclusively to Bank of America would yield about $1.61 million.
Although more customers might have to pay fees to withdraw money if Bank of America is the sole ATM provider, Orr said that since the bank is one of the country's largest retail banks, many of the airport's more than 38 million annual fliers have accounts there.
BofA is also entitled to $161,250 in airport advertisement a year as part of the deal, officials said.
More details can be found here at the Charlotte Observer.
Anthony Foxx For Governor? - Well no, I mean yes or no, or maybe depending on who you ask.
It all started with an on-line chat put together by the Charlotte Observer and quickly spiraled out of control, being picked up by Politico and the Drudge Report and later Republican press releases.
According to the Observer, "a questioner asked Foxx if he would challenge N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue, a fellow Democrat."
“I am happy being the mayor of Charlotte,” he replied.
Later, another questioner said, “You did not answer the question about challenging Gov. Perdue. Would you promise not to run against her in a primary?”
“Until you asked the question, I had never given the matter a second thought,” Foxx replied. “So no.”
Later Foxx campaign manager Michael Halle stated:
“Categorically he is not running against Bev Perdue, he is a supporter, he thought the question was kind of a joke. It’s absolutely false.”
Mayor Foxx? The Governor is on the phone.