Washington - Herman Cain Leads As Top GOP Contender

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epublican presidential candidate Herman Cain signs a car tag, bearing 9-9-9, a reference to his tax reform plan, after speaking to the board of The Federation of Young Republicans Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Washington - It might be time to stop laughing at Herman Cain. His presidential campaign, once considered a vanity project designed to sell copies of his new book, continues to chug along the tracks, refusing to be de Server 2008 Key railed by scandal or the lack of a well-organized staff. Cain has a lead in a handful of national polls over the heavily favored Mitt Romney ?and some political observers believe a once-unthinkable path to the Republican nomination could emerge for the charismatic former pizza CEO.Advertisement: o one believed he get as far as he has and yet he still in this thing,?said Charles Bullock, a political scientist at the University of Georgia, Cain home state. lot of voters see him as being authentic and a straight-talker,?added Bullock. e not a politician, and that a strength right now. More at The NY Daily News