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Michele Bachmann wins first women’s presidential straw poll (Herman Cain comes in second)
Daily Caller ^ | 07/31/2011 | Matt Lewis

Posted on 07/31/2011 10:17:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Rep. Michele Bachmann won the first Women’s 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 Women’s 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 Union’s (ACU) decision not to invite the gay conservative group GOProud to co-sponsor CPAC next year.


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KEYWORDS: michelebachmann; potus; strawpoll

1 posted on 07/31/2011 10:17:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

NOTE FOR WHAT IT’s WORTH:

Rick Perry and Sarah Palin were not included on the ballot.


2 posted on 07/31/2011 10:18:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not worth anything, if they want to play get in the game,


3 posted on 07/31/2011 10:22:04 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


4 posted on 07/31/2011 10:23:15 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wish Cain would pick up more momentum. I really would like to see him as POTUS.


5 posted on 07/31/2011 10:24:00 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: SeekAndFind

Herman Cain is a woman?


6 posted on 07/31/2011 10:24:44 AM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: ozarkgirl

“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.


7 posted on 07/31/2011 10:29:37 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: SeekAndFind

Peaking too soon.


8 posted on 07/31/2011 10:33:21 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: ozarkgirl
Cain needs to run for senate, help get the GA rinos out of office.
9 posted on 07/31/2011 10:34:47 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: GAB-1955

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?” )


10 posted on 07/31/2011 10:36:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind
Herman Cain is girly?
11 posted on 07/31/2011 10:39:32 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: Oztrich Boy

“Herman Cain is girly?”

LMAO,Great Picture, thanks for the laugh.


12 posted on 07/31/2011 10:42:34 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: wilco200

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.


13 posted on 07/31/2011 10:57:59 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: org.whodat; SeekAndFind

Exactly, why should the be included if they haven’t announced yet?


14 posted on 07/31/2011 11:05:34 AM PDT by reaganaut ( "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: ozarkgirl
I wish Cain would pick up more momentum. I really would like to see him as POTUS.

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.

15 posted on 07/31/2011 11:07:30 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: ozarkgirl

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.


16 posted on 07/31/2011 11:09:37 AM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: reaganaut

RE: Hubby suggested that Cain’s low momentum may be because of the similarity of the name to McCain

God help this country if most Americans think like this.


17 posted on 07/31/2011 11:16:21 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind
Absent Palin this is a sham vote. Imagine the excitement of Sarah being in a debate. You'll recognize her...she'll be the one not wearing a respirator.
18 posted on 07/31/2011 11:30:39 AM PDT by JPG (Yes she can!)
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To: JPG

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.


19 posted on 07/31/2011 11:32:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

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!!!


20 posted on 07/31/2011 11:36:36 AM PDT by JPG (Yes she can!)
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To: SeekAndFind
From the article:

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......

21 posted on 07/31/2011 11:37:18 AM PDT by TaxPayer2000
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To: SeekAndFind
For what it's worth, straw polls are generally worthless. If you don't believe me look at how many straw polls Paul and Romney won in 2007-08 compared to how many McCain won. The only exception to that rule is Ames which offers some insight into the outcome of the Iowa caucuses (the top 2 finishers are usually correct, though not necessarily in the correct order). And outside of its possible relevance to the caucuses, even the Ames straw poll doesn't offer much in the way of insight.
22 posted on 07/31/2011 11:49:22 AM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: SeekAndFind

Ageed.


23 posted on 07/31/2011 11:54:26 AM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: ozarkgirl

I’d like to find a Cain 2012 yard sign! I’d put it up this afternoon.


24 posted on 07/31/2011 11:55:55 AM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Bachman (sic)/Cain.
Cain/Bachman

Palin/Cain
Cain/Palin

Palin/Bachman...A girl can dream!
Bachman/Palin...Ditto!

25 posted on 07/31/2011 12:33:51 PM PDT by hummingbird (Help keep Guam from tilting...still not tilting...)
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To: ozarkgirl
Cain/Bolton
Bolton/Cain

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.

26 posted on 07/31/2011 12:56:08 PM PDT by hummingbird (Help keep Guam from tilting...still not tilting...)
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To: JPG

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.


27 posted on 07/31/2011 2:10:08 PM PDT by ejdrapes (Can we keep our attacks focused on the real enemy: Obama)
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To: reaganaut

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.


28 posted on 07/31/2011 2:12:18 PM PDT by ejdrapes (Can we keep our attacks focused on the real enemy: Obama)
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To: ejdrapes

What’s the rush? Shaking my head...


29 posted on 07/31/2011 2:13:12 PM PDT by VastRWCon ("Obama lies, economy dies" - Sarah Palin - 07/15/2011)
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To: ejdrapes
You are well aware that Sarah Palin publicly declared (Hannity TV show 7/13/11) that she would announce her decision in the Aug/Sept time frame. Can you hold on that long? I can.
30 posted on 07/31/2011 2:14:13 PM PDT by JPG (Yes she can!)
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To: ejdrapes

KAD’s?


31 posted on 07/31/2011 2:17:36 PM PDT by reaganaut ("I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: ejdrapes

If you’re going to run then run otherwise shut up about it.

- - - - -
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.


32 posted on 07/31/2011 2:20:32 PM PDT by reaganaut ("I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: SeekAndFind

If we have lost our ability to make puns, the terrorists have won.


33 posted on 07/31/2011 3:49:32 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: hummingbird
Cain is likely not up on foreign affairs. He could rely on those who are.

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.

34 posted on 07/31/2011 4:00:23 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


35 posted on 07/31/2011 5:59:49 PM PDT by ak267
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