Herman Cain Upsets Gov. Rick Perry to Win Florida GOP Straw Poll
Businessman Herman Cain won the Florida straw poll Saturday, beating Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the GOP presidential front-runner who just two days earlier delivered a debate performance that was widely panned.
Cain finished with 37 percent of the vote, while Perry trailed with 15 percent. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney followed with 14 percent while former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum drew 11 percent. U.S. Rep. Ron Paul finished with 10.5 percent, former Speaker Newt Gingrich finished with 8.5 percent, while former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman finished with 2 percent.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who won the Iowa straw poll in August, finished with just 1 percent of the vote.
“Thank you to the Republican voters for this incredible honor of being named the winner of the Presidency 5 straw poll in Florida today,” Cain said in a statement after the results were in.
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Herman Cain Upsets Gov. Rick Perry To Win Florida GOP Straw Poll
For the last 2 days this has been the BIG story in American politics, Herman Cain won a *straw poll*.
Does any of this remain in your personal memory bank?
Don’t think I’ve lost my mind or become a Paultard, I have not, but Ron Paul is a great example of what a *straw poll* is good for…absolutely nothing.
Dr. Ron Paul has WON several *straw polls*, does that mean he’s going to win the GOP nomination? It does not; it means that he had more *Paultards* attending the actual polls that he won, and the online poll, well, that’s an easy win for Paul, his followers didn’t even have to leave Mom’s basement or wash the Cheetos off of their grubby little hands.
I like Herman Cain, I really do. I am not supporting him at this point in time, but that could change, we have a LONG time until we vote in the primaries. I do know this, if Cain were to win the GOP nomination I would support him with no reservations of ANY kind.
I have a very good friend that is one of the most astute political bloggers on the ‘net today, Bloviating Zeppelin, and make NO mistake about it, this is a guy that has a lot on the ball. We don’t always agree on ALL matters, social, financial or political, but regardless, we still respect each other.
I made a comment on BZ’s post HERE:
If Cain were the nominee would it be racist to NOT vote for a REAL Black man as opposed to the supposed racism the Dems accused the GOP of for not voting for a HALF Black man??
I’d vote for Herman Cain and not have to hold my nose in doing so, not because of pigmentation, but because he IS better than Obama…
Michele Bachmann is a waste of time, as are Newt and Huntsman, BUT, Newt needs to be on someones Cabinet, he has great ideas…
Perry and Mittens are destroying each other and NOT going after the real enemy, Obama…
The Florida Poll people must not have had *munchies*, the Paultards didn’t *Win one for the Moonbat*…
I meant every word OF that comment too.
Is Bachmann OUT? I don’t know, but she needs to be, she has shown herself to be foolish and in MY opinion, lacks the forceful, dynamic personality that is needed to be an effective leader and to lead this nation.
Perry and Mittens? I’m still a Perry supporter. He’s NOT a great debater, but the last time I checked, you don’t have to be a great debater to be a great leader. Do I have issues with Perry? Of course I do, but those issues are not a game changer for me at this time.
If I were to become POTUS, I would want Newt Gingrich on MY Cabinet, the man is very good in many areas, and he might make a decent POTUS, but there is something lacking in my opinion, something that makes me think Newt is a great adviser but not so much a great leader.
There is some serious delusion among many on the RIGHT; Weasel Zippers posted a poll HERE and they asked a very simple question: Who’s Your Choice For GOP Nominee? and went on to list the GOP candidates that are running, the ones that are actually IN THE RACE. They have 106 comments on that poll question at last check and somewhere close to HALF of the written comments say PALIN. Yeah, Sarah Palin. Is she a candidate? Is she listed on that poll and I somehow missed it?
September 24, 2011 at 1:04 am
Comments are inundated with PALIN… You folks DO realize?? She’s NOT in the running… Right??
I had several tell me, SHE IS RUNNING, she just hasn’t announced yet. I was told that I am not paying attention, that if I knew ANYTHING about Sarah Palin I would know, she IS running and will announce soon…a very vague term at best that word soon.
I may not be the most knowledgeable political blogger on the ‘net but I know this, IF Sarah Palin isn’t in it right now it’s because she’s AFRAID to debate, or whatever that stuff is that the candidates are doing. It doesn’t look like a debate to me, but some think it is, but I digress. Palin is afraid that she will come out looking like a silly, shrill FOOL if she has to go up against people like Perry, Cain, Newt and Romney.
I told people in 2008 that if McCain/Palin was the GOP ticket, Barack Obama would be the winner, and he was. It wasn’t because people didn’t vote for McCain, ALL 3rd party, or, as some call it, non-mainstream candidates votes combined, if given to McCain, made not one bit of difference, Obama still won, by a handy margin.
Many in America HATE Barack Hussein Obama, I am one of them, but many hate Sarah Palin as well. I don’t HATE Palin but I have no faith in her, I don’t believe she would be any better than Obama, and in some areas may actually be worse. I hope and pray that she doesn’t jump in, late or otherwise.
I also know that Palin’s fans will say I have fallen for the media hype about Palin, nothing could be further from the truth, I don’t buy media hype on ANY candidate. I listen to the candidates speak, I read what they write and I make my decisions based solely on that information. It seems that Palinites are as rabid as the Paultards in many cases. If, for some reason, you don’t like Palin, you’re a media slug or a plant from the DNC, dead set on keeping Palin out of office. It’s just not acceptable to dislike Palin. To the Palinites…
If Romney is the GOP nominee I will be forced to support him, even though I feel he is just another version of Obama; Obama Lite. I won’t like it, but I will have NO choice, Obama has got to go.
Is Rick Perry the perfect candidate? Probably not, but I would back him 100% if he were to win the nomination, as I would back Herman Cain, Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich. I am of the opinion that even Romney would be better than Obama, but not by much, and if we settle for the lesser of the evils again, what we get is STILL evil. Think Romneycare…
We don’t need histrionic Drama Queens (Palin and Bachmann) and we don’t need RINOs, I refer to Romney, Huntsman and Gary WHO?
America, our very survival as a FREE NATION is at stake, of the announced candidates at this time, I have to say, in MY opinion, Herman Cain or Rick Perry would have the best chance of beating Obama and would stand head and shoulders above Obama when it comes to honesty and integrity.
It’s time for the GOP to get serious, kick Bachmann, Paul, Huntsman and Johnson (Gary WHO?) to the curb, give REAL contenders a chance, look very hard at Perry and Romney, and if they can’t stop their infighting and take on the REAL enemy, dump em BOTH.
If Cain and/or Santorum are the best, then they are the best, make a decision and let’s go to WAR against the Dems and their leader, Obama. It’s time to take America back!