Taking shape is the battle for the number one spot within the GOP as the battle continues with Mitt Romney and Herman Cain. The fight seems as if you are watching a teeter-totter when you look at the first few battleground states.
The first stop takes you to Iowa where Cain still averages ahead of Romney by roughly 5 points. Sad thing for most candidates, Iowa is their only hope. Iowa is seen as a virtual launching pad to give one momentum into the other primary states. After Iowa, look for the GOP field to thin itself out.
The second stop brings us to New Hampshire where Romney appears to be the only one doing anything. Ahead in the polls there by 20+ points, NH looks to be a shoe in for Romney. Cain, while trailing a distant second, is still ahead of third place by seven or so points. Now, if those who didn’t step out after Iowa, look for them to do so and start throwing their support to either Cain or Romney.
Third on this whirlwind of a ride is South Carolina where Cain is edging out Romney. And, at this point Florida is within sight and hopefully a clear GOP candidate that is proving to be a viable contender against Obama. Sadly, Obama is polling ahead of likely GOP candidates at this point. Even with so many in opposition to his economic policies.