Glenn Instapundit Reynolds talks with Michael Barone of the Washington Examiner and the American Enterprise Institute about the GOP field for 2012. Barone says there's no frontrunner, "just runners." Is Herman Cain able? Meh, says Barone. And is Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl's decision not to run for re-election a sign of a coming Republican wave in 2012? Mebbe, mebbe not. Is the Tea Party influence here to stay? Yep, at the fed, state, and local levels. Barone compares the Tea Party to the peace movement—both have some "weirdos, wackos, and witches" in them, but they have had considerable influence "for good and bad."
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