Skip to comments.Michele Bachmann wins first women’s presidential straw poll (Herman Cain comes in second)
Posted on 07/31/2011 10:17:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Rep. Michele Bachmann won the first Womens Presidential Straw Poll, held at the Smart Girl Summit in St. Louis, Missouri this weekend.
Herman Cain, who spoke at the event, closely trailed Bachmann, finishing in a strong second place.
The ballot included Bachmann, Cain, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Ambassador Jon Huntsman, Gov. Gary Johnson, Congressman Thad McCotter, Congressman Ron Paul, Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Gov. Mitt Romney.
The overwhelming choice of Rep. Bachmann and Herman Cain in the First Womens Presidential Straw Poll shows that conservative women demand a true conservative one that believes in fiscal responsibility, in limited government, and that will stand up for the grassroots, said Stacy Mott, founder of Smart Girl Politics.
Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin were not included on the ballot.
Attendees had a difficult time casting their vote. Many were undecided, proving that candidates must communicate better with conservative women in order to win their support. Smart Girl Politics congratulates Rep. Bachmann and looks forward to the continued support and communication of all candidates with grassroots conservative women, added Mott.
Only women were permitted to participate in the straw poll. In addition to selecting candidates, attendees were also queried about which issues were most important to them. Reducing spending and balancing the budget was, by far, the dominant issue selected.
Andrew Breitbart also made news at the event publicly denouncing The American Conservative Unions (ACU) decision not to invite the gay conservative group GOProud to co-sponsor CPAC next year.
NOTE FOR WHAT IT’s WORTH:
Rick Perry and Sarah Palin were not included on the ballot.
Not worth anything, if they want to play get in the game,
Bachmann is the only one with skin in the game and the only one who comes out on top on this whole debt ceiling thing. By holding firm and voting NO on everything she can claim the high ground, criticize everything that happens and in my estimation will get a huge bump in the polls after this debacle passes.
I wish Cain would pick up more momentum. I really would like to see him as POTUS.
Herman Cain is a woman?
“I wish Cain would pick up more momentum. I really would like to see him as POTUS.”
You know, I liked him at first, but the more I hear him the more it’s clear to me anyway that he’s just a walking 5-point plan. He’s got very little depth and gets tripped up easily on on a lot of policy questions. He’s very thin. Not that I wouldn’t prefer him over ANY of the hack RINOs in the race.
But as an overall candidate Bachmann is far superior.
I’m not trying to be overly critical, I just urge you an everyone to play close attention to what all these guys say and judge accordingly. 2012 may be our last hope.
Peaking too soon.
RE: Herman Cain is a woman?
It is a straw poll of women, not presidential candidates made up of only women ( but to quote Magneto: “Why do you ask questions to which you already know the answers?” )
“Herman Cain is girly?”
LMAO,Great Picture, thanks for the laugh.
For one thing, I don’t think Cain has a chance, unfortunately, but if he did, he’d need to run with John Bolton or someone with foreign policy experience.
Exactly, why should the be included if they haven’t announced yet?
He's nowhere near ready for prime time. Cain should have won a few local/state races first before trying to run for President. His one attempt at running for office was in a primary for a Senate seat and he lost badly.
I still think he is good for our primaries. He's a great guy and brings quite a lot to the table - just not enough anywhere near enough to win the nomination.
Me too. I like both Bachmann and Cain.
Hubby suggested that Cain’s low momentum may be because of the similarity of the name to McCain, which would turn off the idiots who can’t read or don’t pay attention.
RE: Hubby suggested that Cains low momentum may be because of the similarity of the name to McCain
God help this country if most Americans think like this.
RE: Absent Palin this is a sham vote.
The age old question still remains — Is she in ? If so, when?
You can’t be counted unless you are a candidate.
I’d put the odds that she’s in at 95/5. If I’m wrong, bring on the crow and serve it up. If I’m right...WOO-HOO!!!
Only women were permitted to participate in the straw poll.
Is there a straw poll where only men were permitted to participate?
Yeah, didn't think so......
I’d like to find a Cain 2012 yard sign! I’d put it up this afternoon.
Palin/Bachman...A girl can dream!
Cain is likely not up on foreign affairs. He could rely on those who are.
Use his Secretaries in Cabinet, Military (Petreaus). private sector foreign
expertise. Ambassadors. etc.
AND NO MORE TSARS!!
EVERYONE MUST BE VETTED - I THINK CAIN IS A QUICK STUDY BUT HE HAS TO GET THERE =TV/RADIO/SPEECHES/VISIT TROOPS AND LAUD THEM FOR THEIR FIGHT/VISIT FREINLY COUNTRIES TO MEET AND GREAT/KISS A BABY IF THAT IS WHAT IT WOULD TAKE HIM TO POTUS.
Palin KADs are funny. If Palin (or Perry for that matter) wants to be considered then she needs to declare. Enough of this dipping her toe in the water and then her supporters complaining when she (still undeclared) isn’t included in polls/ballots. It’s as if her supporters feel she deserves a different set of rules, i.e. a coronation to the nomination.
Because some want a coronation for Palin. But Perry pisses me off just as much. If you’re going to run then run otherwise shut up about it.
What’s the rush? Shaking my head...
If youre going to run then run otherwise shut up about it.
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That’s my view. The sooner we know who is in, the sooner we can start comparing them to each other. It is a waste of time and effort to support someone who may or may not run.
Remember Fred Thompson? How so many were excited about him, pushing him to run, but when he did decide, his heart wasn’t in it, you could tell.
If we have lost our ability to make puns, the terrorists have won.
That is the sign of a true leader and Cain has said this many times, he would surround himself with knowledgeable individuals, listen to their advice and make a decision. Working so many years in a corporate environment, that's how things are done. You listen to the pros, you listen to the cons and you make a decision. No one person can know everything about everything. Micromanagers don't do well in the corporate environment.
It saddens me to see that people expect Palin or Cain to know all the answers. One must look at all the facts and make the best decision.
Sometimes that answer is not off the cuff, most times you have to do some research to make good decisions.
I had fun this weekend at Westfair (Pottawatamie County, Iowa). O4P was out in force and was the ONLY candidate to have a table at the event. Herman Cain visited Saturday and passed by out booth. I shook his hand and plesantries were exchanged (he was classy). One of his staffer’s had a non-verbal reaction to our table (it was quite revealing). It was like, “My gosh, these O4P are EVERYWHERE!!!”
We passed out quite a few fliers for the BIG Sept 3rd Tea Party event (just west of Des Moines). We got a couple of people to sign up for O4P. I can summize that the Palin base in Iowa is strong, organic, and quite active.
There were some Ron Paul people (and a Perry rep) at the event but they stayed in the Pottawatamie GOP booth.
There was a DNC table at the event. It looked dead and they didn’t even show up for the final day.
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