Three other Republican candidates -- Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain -- have led or been tied for the lead in the Positive Intensity Score rankings at times this year, with scores well into the 20-point range. All have now dropped back into the single digits. The results for Cain were obtained before the thirteen year affair allegations broke.
Jon Huntsman, a worthy candidate on the right, scores a minus 2 on this index. The GOP really has become the party of zealots.