Every day we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation inside and outside Washington.
RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:
– All eyes will be on Iowa the next few days until it has to share stares with the RedState Gathering in Charleston, S.C. Tomorrow there is a GOP debate. For grassroots Republicans sitting on the sidelines, a lot of them want to know how Herman Cain is going to do. People want to support him, but have been sitting back. If he shines, it gives him a boost headed into the straw poll.
– The names are out for the super committee. Republicans are worried about Senator Jon Kyl. Why? He is retiring. Often when politicians have nothing to lose, they go in for bad policy they think will help. But for retiring Congressmen in 2010, Obama would have never gotten his healthcare plan passed.
– The big question for Saturday in Charleston, S.C. — who will introduce Rick Perry? It won't be me. But I have a guess, though I can't say.
Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:
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