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November 1, 2011

Herman Cain -- what's next? The Fix Face-Off with Chris Cillizza (video)

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Herman Cain -- what's next? The Fix Face-Off (video)

Chris Cillizza of The Fix answered reader questions in a fast-paced video Q&A.

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Host: Chris Cillizza

Chris Cillizza

Chris Cillizza is managing editor of PostPolitics and he writes "The Fix," a politics blog for the Washington Post.

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Chris Cillizza of The Fix answered reader questions in a fast-paced video Q&A.

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Introduction

Hello and welcome to the Face-offs. We'll start with Herman Cain, who has been in the news a bit lately ... 

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999 vs Harassment

What in the end will have more effect on Herman Cain's chances: His 999 plan or this week's harassment allegations?

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Herman Cain in February

Rank these potential scenarios in order of likliehood:

In February, Herman Cain is more likely to be:

- Boasting about a win in Iowa

- Running a revamped campaign as the conservative choice to stop Romney

- Hanging in the race and looking like a good VP choice

- Hanging in the race, and looking like a good commentator for Fox in the fall

- Already commenting about the 2012 race on FOX

 

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Cain helps Perry or Romney?

Who benefits more from the Herman Cain implosion: Rick Perry or Mitt Romney? (From Sherry in Trenton, NJ)

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Cain: Serious vs. Not

One reader's take: Herman Cain has no intention of being President, he wants to be the next Mike Huckabee. Meaning he wants to have some fun campaigning, give it his best shot and then make about $2.5 million a year giving speeches and appearing on Fox.

 

Agree or disagree? How serious is Cain, in your view, on a scale of 1 to 10?

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Flip-flops vs. Debate performance

Mitt Romney's bigger weakness in a general election vs President Obama would be: Substantitive policy flip-flops or unrealistic debate expectations? 

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RomneyCare vs. Zero excitement

Mitt Romney's bigger weakness in a general election vs President Obama would be: RomneyCare or Zero excitement among the conservative base?

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Lack of charisma vs. Personal wealth

Mitt Romney's bigger weakness in a general election vs President Obama would be: Lack of charisma or Seeming like the rich guy who fired you?

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Perry: Attack Cain vs. Attack Romney

What's a smarter thing Rick Perry could do now: Pile on Herman Cain or Attack Mitt Romney? (From Jess in Columbia, SC)

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Perry: SNL vs. Fox

What's a smarter thing Rick Perry could do now: Make a surprise appearance on SNL or Blitz conservative media outlets with serious interviews? (From Eric)

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Santorum vs Bachmann

Who will be a bigger player in Iowa: Rick Santorum or Michele Bachmann? (From Stacey in Richmond)

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Newt vs legitimacy

The stories about a Newt Gingrich comeback is a sign that: The media has run out of things to write about, or Acting indignant in Republican debates can win you support? (From Anna in Williamsburg, VA)

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Stewart Greenleaf

What impact does Pennsylvania State Senator Stewart Greenleaf's entry into the Republican race for President make? Little or none? (Or more, if you really think so ... )

 

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Conventional wisdom, part I

Current conventional wisdom that you find more questionable: Rick Perry will eventually be  Romney's biggest conservative rival or The conservative alternative to Romney will wind up being either Gingrich or Santorum?

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Conventional wisdom, part II

Current conventional wisdom that you find more questionable: Foreign policy won't matter or Social issues won't matter? (From Lyle)

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Political Commercials

Better political commercial: Mark Block Smoking vs. Demon Sheep

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Lawrence O'Donnell vs. Brian Williams

Best 10 pm show: Lawrence O'Donnell or Brian Williams?

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Tim Tebow vs. Brian Bosworth vs. Todd Marinovich

Tim Tebow is more like: Brian Bosworth with a cross or Todd Marinovich with a nice dad? (From Alberto)

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Barack vs. Barry

Very serious question: Does Michelle Obama call the president Barack or Barry?

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Conclusion

That's all. Thanks for watching and submitting questions!

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