If Herman Cain achieves nothing else, he has disproved the old maxim, ”Democrats fall in love, and Republicans fall in line.” The next six months may well be a tedious slog toward Mitt Romney’s inevitable coronation as the Republican nominee. But on Monday night, most of the 1,200 conservatives gathered at a Republican Party fundraiser that Cain headlined were as smitten with the former pizza magnate, and new front-runner, as the dreamiest liberal ever was with Howard Dean or Barack Obama. Cain is reveling in his unexpected elevation. The basis of Cain’s appeal is his 9-9-9 plan to replace most of the U.S. tax code.
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