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Perry Lags, Cain Rises in New Hampshire Polls
Washington Wire/WSJ ^ | 10/10/11 | Patrick O'Connor

Posted on 10/10/2011 12:00:12 PM PDT by Kartographer

Mitt Romney remains the unquestioned frontrunner in New Hampshire, according to a pair of recent polls, but Atlanta businessman Herman Cain appears to be gaining ground as his top challenger.

Mr. Romney, a part-time New Hampshire resident and the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts, retains a commanding perch as the favorite candidate of many Granite State Republicans, with support from 38% of likely primary voters, according to a poll conducted earlier this month by Harvard University and St. Anselm College.

Mr. Cain finished second, with 20%, a finding in line with national polls that show his candidacy gaining steam.

A survey done by WMUR and the University of New Hampshire also put Mr. Cain in second place, with 12%, behind Mr. Romney’s 37%.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: cainisable; fumr; heartless; perry
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"Batten down the hatches boys! We be in for a HermanCain!"
1 posted on 10/10/2011 12:00:16 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer
Yes!!!

Romney-Cain 2012!!

2 posted on 10/10/2011 12:03:27 PM PDT by mikhailovich
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To: mikhailovich
Nope, It will be Cain/Conservative 2012 instead of Romney-Perry 2012.

Only reason Perry is in the race is to split the Tea Party vote and hand the nod to Romney.

3 posted on 10/10/2011 12:05:06 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: mikhailovich

Romney/Cain? Are you serious?


4 posted on 10/10/2011 12:05:29 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: mikhailovich

You HOPING for Romney/Cain or predicting?


5 posted on 10/10/2011 12:06:40 PM PDT by Grunthor (Heartless Bigot for Cain.)
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To: mikhailovich

Ah.. the Perrywinkles strike again.


6 posted on 10/10/2011 12:08:11 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Grunthor
I'm serious that a vote for Cain virtually seals the nomination for Romney. And Cain wants to be his VP.

Yes I'm dead serious about that. People need to wake up.

7 posted on 10/10/2011 12:10:37 PM PDT by mikhailovich
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To: basil

He’s a Perry supporter they are always serious!


8 posted on 10/10/2011 12:12:45 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
I don't dislike Cain. I like him. But we're about to witness a back door operation where he rides the coattails of Mitt Romney into the White House with your vote and others here like MNJohnny. Among many others. You folks can drop the hammer on me and that's fine. Just watch it happen as I portray it. No 2 ways about it.

Its getting critical and I hope people utilize some logic and skill with their vote.

9 posted on 10/10/2011 12:14:35 PM PDT by mikhailovich
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To: Kartographer

Its gonna be hugh.


10 posted on 10/10/2011 12:16:08 PM PDT by mikhailovich
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To: mikhailovich

“Why are you running for president? To be president!” Mr. Cain thundered in his booming baritone, which was playfully sarcastic at times.

“What did I miss? I’m not running to go to Disneyland. America has problems. I’m a problem solver. That’s why I’m running.”


11 posted on 10/10/2011 12:17:19 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: mikhailovich
Yes I'm dead

I'm not sure you're totally dead, but you sure are brain dead.

You are still typing, so there are some motor skills remaining, but rational thought has long since passed.

You've got large brass ones telling anyone to "wake up", when you are one breath away from being comatose.

12 posted on 10/10/2011 12:17:52 PM PDT by USS Alaska
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To: mikhailovich
Yer funny. I'm heartless.

It's a conspiracy every time Perry bumbles and stumbles.

13 posted on 10/10/2011 12:18:50 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Rick Perry's 2012 campaign is Fred Thompson v2.0)
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To: mikhailovich

Primaries are the time to vote for the candidate of your choice. My choice is Cain. I will vote for the eventual nominee. Even if that nominee is the odious, insulting Mitt Perry.


14 posted on 10/10/2011 12:18:58 PM PDT by Grunthor (Heartless Bigot for Cain.)
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To: USS Alaska
I do need to correct myself on one point (from above.)

I meant to say "to the republican nomination" and not "White House."

Nice strike! lol

15 posted on 10/10/2011 12:20:23 PM PDT by mikhailovich
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To: USS Alaska

Yes the Perry supporters are serious, but wait until the Paul supporters show up they put even out do the Perry people. Though it’s getting a lot closer than it use to be.


16 posted on 10/10/2011 12:22:01 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: NautiNurse
NautiNurse?

Is your stethoscope getting cold? Well put on some confounded clothes!!!

17 posted on 10/10/2011 12:22:21 PM PDT by mikhailovich
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To: mikhailovich

‘Its gonna be hugh’


When it gets series, I’m going to check out the Third Avenue folks. Gotta see who runs on the Constitution Party, might even be Palin.

Seven Principles of the Constitution Party are:

Life: For all human beings, from conception to natural death;
Liberty: Freedom of conscience and actions for the self-governed individual;
Family: One husband and one wife with their children as divinely instituted;
Property: Each individual’s right to own and steward personal property without government burden;
Constitution: and Bill of Rights interpreted according to the actual intent of the Founding Fathers;
States’ Rights: Everything not specifically delegated by the Constitution to the federal government, nor prohibited by the Constitution to the states, is reserved to the states or to the people;
American Sovereignty: American government committed to the protection of the borders, trade, and common defense of Americans, and not entangled in foreign alliances.


18 posted on 10/10/2011 12:24:25 PM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: mikhailovich

That’s not bad. Second in New Hampshire.

Still not the frontrunner though. Keep it up Herman!


19 posted on 10/10/2011 12:25:38 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: mikhailovich

If Perry botches, bumbles and stumbles through the next debate, will you admit he is not a contender?


20 posted on 10/10/2011 12:27:22 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Rick Perry's 2012 campaign is Fred Thompson v2.0)
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To: Kartographer

Oh! That explains it! LOL!


21 posted on 10/10/2011 12:34:43 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Kartographer

Can you believe it? Moving ahead and STILL they consider him a second tier...while perry gasps for air and romney can’t raise steam in a sauna.


22 posted on 10/10/2011 12:34:56 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: NautiNurse
If he botches the next one, well hang on a second. That's a leading question and I fear that you're an attorney.

But I will answer you like this. If he performs "well" at the next debate, I think you Cain supporters should come on home to Perry. Where you should'a been all along.

23 posted on 10/10/2011 12:35:28 PM PDT by mikhailovich
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To: NautiNurse
Perry is a terrible debater. He has always been a terrible debater. He has gotten worse over the first three. Yet the Perrypals expect him to magically give the performance of his life.

You know he will. Only it will be the Perrypals minds. Tomorrow night Free Republic is going to look like a rerun of Family Feud where all his toothless supporters jump up and down and clap while posting "Good answer, good answer".

24 posted on 10/10/2011 12:38:25 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( The Prudential Governor... Have you bought your piece of the Rick)
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To: mikhailovich

Don’t even THINK it...


25 posted on 10/10/2011 12:39:24 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: MestaMachine
Have you been watching ABC News and their stories on obesity? Have you?

People like pizza and hamburgers. That's just how it is. This gives Cain at least 50% of the vote. Why people can't see this is beyond me.

26 posted on 10/10/2011 12:39:28 PM PDT by mikhailovich
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To: gov_bean_ counter

... to everyone of his nonsensical utterances.


27 posted on 10/10/2011 12:40:07 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( The Prudential Governor... Have you bought your piece of the Rick)
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To: MestaMachine

Perry is all hat and no cattle; Cain is all beef and no baloney!


28 posted on 10/10/2011 12:41:08 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I’m sending you a box of 5000 life size Rick Perry posters.


29 posted on 10/10/2011 12:43:43 PM PDT by mikhailovich
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To: Kartographer
Yes the Perry supporters are serious, but wait until the Paul supporters show up they put even out do the Perry people. Though it’s getting a lot closer than it use to be.

A lot of these "Perry Supporters" - I suspect - ARE Paul supporters. They are trying their best to stir things up.

30 posted on 10/10/2011 12:44:55 PM PDT by mr_griz
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To: mikhailovich

Great. A lifetime supply of bird cage liners.


31 posted on 10/10/2011 12:45:52 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( The Prudential Governor... Have you bought your piece of the Rick)
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To: mikhailovich

“I’m serious that a vote for Cain virtually seals the nomination for Romney.”

You are delusional. Cain is the only person within striking distance of Romney.

Perry would help by dropping out of the race. He is down to 4% in this poll. And these folks will probably be barred from voting because they are likely undocumented mexicans looking for subsidized college tuition.


32 posted on 10/10/2011 12:46:29 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion (Heartless)
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To: mikhailovich
How does a vote for Cain, the only serious challenger guarantee the nomination for Romney? Seems to me voting for 2nd tier candidates like Perry does that.
33 posted on 10/10/2011 12:47:06 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: HapaxLegamenon
Because Cain will run out of money and falter. By then, Perry will be shoved back enough to let Romney win it all. Then Cain is named the VP choice for Slick Mittens.

Be watchin' for it. Buncha goofballs on here gonna hate theirself in the end. But I do have a AR-10 I'll sell you before the ban comes down. Yes?

34 posted on 10/10/2011 12:53:37 PM PDT by mikhailovich
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To: mikhailovich
I fear that you're an attorney.

Only a Perrywinkle would suspect I chase ambulances. You have more conspiracy theories than Ron Paul fanatics. Stick with Tricky Rick. You deserve each other.

35 posted on 10/10/2011 12:55:40 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Rick Perry's 2012 campaign is Fred Thompson v2.0)
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To: NautiNurse

If Herman Cain crashes and burns in the next debate what will you do? Will you throw in the towel? I hope not. We need someone that can beat Romney.


36 posted on 10/10/2011 1:04:48 PM PDT by Quicksilver (Defeat Obama - zero-sum games will get us Zero, again.)
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To: Quicksilver

99% of Perry haters hated Perry before Perry entered the race. They already had someone in mind and his Goliath entry rattled their bird cages.


37 posted on 10/10/2011 1:13:30 PM PDT by mikhailovich
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To: Quicksilver

Rick Perry has consistently performed poorly in debates. Herman Cain has done very well in each of the debates. Everyone can have a bad day or a misspoken thought. Patterns are what matter.


38 posted on 10/10/2011 1:15:27 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Rick Perry's 2012 campaign is Fred Thompson v2.0)
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To: mikhailovich

If all your worried about is Cain “running out of money by then,” send him a donation.


39 posted on 10/10/2011 1:16:06 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Kartographer
Viewing Herman Cain return Lawrence O'Donnell's cunning contrivances, seeing Mr. Cain deconstruct Mr. Obama-Soetero will be killer.


40 posted on 10/10/2011 1:17:46 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: NautiNurse

I don’t pay much attention to debate performances until the field is down to 3 or 4 on the stage. The only debates that really matter are the Presidential debates right before election day; that’s when the undecided watch. By then the candidates are pretty well rehearsed. Good debating skill is icing on the cake, but it’s not the cake.


41 posted on 10/10/2011 1:27:45 PM PDT by Quicksilver (Defeat Obama - zero-sum games will get us Zero, again.)
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To: Kartographer

We’ve argued about this before. The Perry supporters are the worst.


42 posted on 10/10/2011 1:38:49 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: mikhailovich

I know that many Sarah Palin fans were upset with Rick Perry’s entry. I learned the hard way to never get too emotionally invested in a candidate, or become too strongly biased against a candidate. It really does cloud your objectivity.


43 posted on 10/10/2011 1:39:22 PM PDT by Quicksilver (Defeat Obama - zero-sum games will get us Zero, again.)
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To: truthfreedom

They say different, but I have to say you might just be changing my mind on it.


44 posted on 10/10/2011 1:46:28 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: mikhailovich

Unless you was from Texas 66% or better said: “Who” when Perry entered the race.


45 posted on 10/10/2011 1:49:28 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: mr_griz

No, most Paul supporters have a very difficult time doing anything but arguing in favor of Ron Paul, waving signs for Ron Paul, etc for Ron Paul. Even when it might be funny for Buddy Roemer to beat Rick Perry in some straw poll or online poll, they just keep pushing Ron Paul.

Also, for decades, the Paul camp and the Bush/Rove/Perry camp have not liked each other.

I would say that Perry is the most disliked of all the candidates by the Ron Paul supporters.

No, no Ron Paul supporters are pretending to support Rick Perry.

Ron Paul supporters are happy that Rick Perry has lost 4/5th of his support.


46 posted on 10/10/2011 1:53:06 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: mr_griz

No, most Paul supporters have a very difficult time doing anything but arguing in favor of Ron Paul, waving signs for Ron Paul, etc for Ron Paul. Even when it might be funny for Buddy Roemer to beat Rick Perry in some straw poll or online poll, they just keep pushing Ron Paul.

Also, for decades, the Paul camp and the Bush/Rove/Perry camp have not liked each other.

I would say that Perry is the most disliked of all the candidates by the Ron Paul supporters.

No, no Ron Paul supporters are pretending to support Rick Perry.

Ron Paul supporters are happy that Rick Perry has lost 4/5th of his support.


47 posted on 10/10/2011 1:53:56 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: NautiNurse

You’re a nasty meanie head. Calling me names. You have hurt my feelers now.


48 posted on 10/10/2011 1:57:25 PM PDT by mikhailovich
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To: Quicksilver
Just because you don't pay attention to debates until late in the game doesn't mean the rest of them don't matter. The debates provide newcomers and under-funded candidates the opportunity for name recognition and exposure to the national audience.

On the other hand, Perry was quickly exposed via the debates not only for his tongue-tied speech problems, but also for lambasting a heartless conservative audience.

49 posted on 10/10/2011 1:59:39 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Rick Perry's 2012 campaign is Fred Thompson v2.0)
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To: mikhailovich

Meow.


50 posted on 10/10/2011 2:04:40 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Rick Perry's 2012 campaign is Fred Thompson v2.0)
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