I do not know whether Herman Cain is guilty or innocent of the allegations regarding his treatment of women, but he sure is having trouble giving a straight story — telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. When he burst into song at a public event, he sure looked nutty and ridiculous.

Speaking of nutty and ridiculous, what is the deal with Rick Perry's strange and bizarre public speech in New Hampshire? I would not even speculate about what led to him to behave in such a goofy manner, but I suspect this story will emerge over time.

In recent days Perry has careened from a weird and silly digression into birther territory to a public display more worthy of a guy who had spent all night at a frat party than a would-be commander in chief.

Is this the conservative brand? These guys make Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe true commander in tweet Meghan Markle's pre-royal 'finishing lessons' and an etiquette of equality Hannity on Acosta claim he was tough on Obama: 'Only thing missing were the pom-poms' MORE look worthy of Mount Rushmore!

Their conservative supporters, cronies and apologists are reduced to whining about Clarence Thomas or remembering Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonTrump, taxpayers want Title X funding protected from abortion clinics President Trump’s historic rescissions package is a welcome step to cut wasteful spending America will be stronger with our immigration policy based on facts MORE, whose wife, our secretary of State, would win an epic landslide against any Republican nominee, according to the recent Time magazine poll.

Meanwhile, the Republican majority leader of the House has shifted position yet again on the Occupy Wall Street movement. He has gone from calling them a mob, to backing off his attack, to renewing his attack against them.

While consumers are rising up against rip-offs and banks are showing signs of retreat, House Republicans seem to champion the high fees and customer abuses of the 1 percent against the 99.

There is a distemper and desperation among conservatives today. They are losing their grip and losing their cool. Their candidates Cain and Perry are starting to look, at best, downright weird and comical.

Conservatives could be facing a triple nightmare. First, their leading conservatives for president look nutty. Second, they will probably be forced to give their standing ovation to nominee Mitt Romney, whom they despise. And third, points one and two above could lead to their enjoying the next presidential inaugural of a triumphant and reelected Barack Obama.