The Herman Cain Bubble, Ctd

Jonathan Bernstein deflates it:

The larger idea here has to do with what a nomination process is really all about. Josh Putnam makes the point today: "The party decides these things — more often than not." Or to put it another way, it's a mistake to think about presidential nominations as elections between equally matched candidates appealing to mass electorates. Instead, then of it as a political party — which is a sprawling, unorganized combination of people and organizations — trying to make a decision.