Hello and welcome to the Face-offs. We'll start with Herman Cain, who has been in the news a bit lately ...
What in the end will have more effect on Herman Cain's chances: His 999 plan or this week's harassment allegations?
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
Who benefits more from the Herman Cain implosion: Rick Perry or Mitt Romney? (From Sherry in Trenton, NJ)
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?
Mitt Romney's bigger weakness in a general election vs President Obama would be: Substantitive policy flip-flops or unrealistic debate expectations?
Mitt Romney's bigger weakness in a general election vs President Obama would be: RomneyCare or Zero excitement among the conservative base?
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?
What's a smarter thing Rick Perry could do now: Pile on Herman Cain or Attack Mitt Romney? (From Jess in Columbia, SC)
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)
Who will be a bigger player in Iowa: Rick Santorum or Michele Bachmann? (From Stacey in Richmond)
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)
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 ... )
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?
Current conventional wisdom that you find more questionable: Foreign policy won't matter or Social issues won't matter? (From Lyle)
Better political commercial: Mark Block Smoking vs. Demon Sheep
Best 10 pm show: Lawrence O'Donnell or Brian Williams?
Tim Tebow is more like: Brian Bosworth with a cross or Todd Marinovich with a nice dad? (From Alberto)
Very serious question: Does Michelle Obama call the president Barack or Barry?
That's all. Thanks for watching and submitting questions!