Skip to comments.Romney Front-Runner By Default While Cain Wins FL Straw Poll (Palin's opening)
Posted on 09/24/2011 7:18:54 PM PDT by ak267
After the FoxNews/Google debate, it had begun to crystallize in the view of many Republicans is that Rick Perry isnt the candidate many had hoped. Capturing the straw poll in Florida on Saturday, Herman Cain reached new heights as Perrys slide down hill has accelerated. Bachmann has peaked and begun to taper off, while Gingrich, Paul, Santorum and Huntsman continue to struggle in the middle-to-low single digits. This leaves Mitt Romney out front, not because hes such a great candidate, but because to date, his chief opponents have grossly underperformed. This begs the question most conservatives want most to ask: Is Mitt Romney capable of carrying the conservative banner into battle a year from now? Most conservatives seem to believe the answer is a firm no, but it nevertheless leaves Romney in the position of the last candidate standing
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I believe that Cain is going to be moving up in future polls and may overtake Perry by months’ end. I am quite comfortable with a Romney v Cain race.
Noooo, Romney is not the front runner and Romney can’t go after Cain without looking like an idiot. Cain will eviserate Romney without breaking a sweat.
I like Cain and he would a damn site better than Romney.
Message to my fellow patriotic conservatives... our first big battle will be the MSM including fox. While we fight that battle we will be fighting the good Ole boys like Kristol, C Wallace, Rove, maybe even Krauthammer. Then we fight the left wing liberal Marxist. Cain can win. He, Palin, or Christie are the only ones who stand a chance against all these forces. Little bit of money and prayers will go along way too. LETS ROLL!!
Yup. What a momentum shift. And I won’t accept Perry’s excuse that he was “tired”. Cain has been running for months BEFORE the Scott Brown’ of Texas came aboard..
It took two hours for Rick Perry to crash and fall out of contention. If im Sarah, I am sitting up in Alaska and chilling for alittle awhile longer. I was one of those people pushing her to get in right away. I think I have changed my opinion.
heck, the nomination in not even decided offically until the Republican Convention next summer.
Cain wants to replace the current income tax with another one, as well as preferring to keep the alphabet soup agencies intact, albeit probably smaller and more efficient. That won’t be good enough for a lot of people. I know it certainly isn’t good for me. I want the EPA, DoE and ATF DOA ASAP. The IRS could wait a week or so. Not the few years Cain seems to be alluding to.
FORGET CHRIS CHRISTIE!!!! I LIVE IN NEW JERSEY!!!!!
a) An Islamophile
b) Supports Illegals
c) Has no problem with a Ground Zero Mosque
d) Is no friend of the Second Amendment.
He’s the best we can hope for in New Jersey, BUT HE IS A RINO!!! We DON’T want him running for President. If you want links, LET ME KNOW!!!
Christie won’t make it. There is no way he will be accepted by fly over country. He’s fun to listen to but he makes Rudy Guiliani look like a red meat, rock ribbed conservative by comparison.
"Romney's incredible 3 to 1 devastating loss to Herman Cain
proves nothing. To FOX News, me, Ailes and McGinniss,
the very magic (RINO) Milt Romney
will remain ... forever ... as YOUR leading candidate."
Who is that guy in the picture?
Oh, I believe he was indeed tired. In fact, he actually looked drugged. I was wondering if maybe he was taking pain killers for the recent operation. He did indeed look drugged (legally). I'm not trying to imply he's on drugs illegally. I know he recently had an operation and still in pain because of it.
That being said, what really hurt him was the "no heart" statement. And I feel (like most) that the statement came from his heart and not from being tired.
He is the masseuse for illegal aliens at one of the
Romney sanctuaries for criminal illegals.
CAIN should be the nominee of our party, for so many reasons. Good news. This man is NOT down and NOT out! (as much as the lib media would want it so).
Palin has played this perfectly so far. She has waited out:
1. Romney as the early front-runner
2. the Trump boomlet
3. a Bachmann surge
4. the rise and possible fall of Perry’s coming in the race late.
5. the release of various smear books that the authors and publishers thought were timed to blow up her campaign.
So now we need a conservative in this race. She is there and I bet she gets in soon.
Romney front runner by default? No, he is the front runner in the MSM’s minds, but not for people who actually vote.
You could lay off everybody working for those agencies, but the stuff they do will continue to be done somewhere in the government, if only by a Presidential staff aide in the Old Executive Office Building.
You must RID the law of the enabling legislation for the programs they administer. You must eliminate both their staff AND their other resources from the appropriations lists in the appropriations bills.
If you don't take away their "stuff" our legal system will simply require someone else to dispose of the "stuff" as usual.
Caine has not proposed any additional funding or staff for any of those agencies. He has proposed cutting a variety of the programs they administer.
All those guys who are or used to be Governors know that ~ but they're not telling you about it so you don't know. Sarah knows ~ she went after the laws that enabled corrupt practices. She POd the Democrats and Republicans, the Left and the Right in Alaska by doing that. Here's Herman Caine telling you where the action "isn't", and he's right.
Newt Gingrich knows but he's still trying to get all that stuff out of his mind ~ probably imagines them to be cobwebs or something.
Kasich in Ohio and Daniels in Indiana know where to cut to the bone ~ they'd probably say pretty much the same thing as Caine.
Cain is just getting warmed up. How is Romney going to defend Romneycare to the face of a man who would have died under government healthcare! He is TOAST!
While the rationale is sound on its face, fully two-thirds of it is pure conjecture. Which is to say that, of the three, Cain, Christie, and Palin, only one has been tested in a media crucible as hot as it can get and come through smiling, winning, and leading without breaking a sweat.
And that is Sarah Palin. Whether Cain could function with total control and clear thinking under that kind of highly pressurized scrutiny remains to be seen, while Christie has already exhibited leaks around the gaskets when pressed by the media. His proclivity for getting P.O.'ed and firing back in anger is not only unstatesmanlike, but it displays a lack of the level of self-control which keeps an elected leader in control when the heat gets turned up.
Palin's the only one who is as battle tested as is humanly possible, thoroughly vetted from here to August 2008, and still on top of her game with popularity swelling as more and more patriots watch the truth of her amazing accomplishments in half a term as Governor during which time she also ran for VP and had a baby.
Some of those tests I'd confidently wager neither Cain nor Christie could pass...
Who is manipulating the outcomes to split the votes......
As the press, including FoxNews picks the Republican nominee “for the voters”...
getting back to these straw polls...I get tons of pub literature and conservative literature every week.....every day!....all because I was an active "donator".....but I never open a thing...its all tossed in the garbage....
so who are these straw poll folks?.....seriously, its been dry and hot and in the 90's where I live and I would never go to a pub event this time of year...
The debates have hurt Perry badly. Now Palin is looking like she is hiding from them. I know she can hold her own in most debates, but she needs to get in and prove it. If she waits much longer we are looking at Pres Obama or Romney. I hope Cain can prove me wrong.
we've got to get our country under fiscal control and we need strong people to do it....
Who picked the Republican nominee last election? The MSM. With a little help from the wack-o "independent voters" - AKA - Libs that crossed party lines to sabotage the Republican ticket. If it hadn't been for Sarah, McLame would have received less than 30% of the popular vote - and would have been lucky to carry half the states he did.
2012 belongs to Palin, and has since August of 2008. And only the most stubborn refuse to admit it.
Quick, somebody tell Palin!
Palin will have plenty of time to debate once she gets in. She has also bided her time building some momentum in the polls. Some people just have a great sense political timing. Palin seems to be one of them.
In all 3 debates he looked physically uncomfortable, especially after standing for awhile. I know from my own experience that standing is harder on the back than walking.
I think that Cain, without Palin (God I hope not!),may be formidable. The problem is that one-on-one, Romney’s cash will defeat him. He has never won an election, and since there has been little pressure on him thus far, we have no idea whether he’s susceptible to cracking. We KNOW that no one can crack Gov. Palin. For me, it’s looking more and more like she will be the nominee, and next President, if she runs. Bob
Only when democrats vote instead of republicans.
The Commies have no intention of giving up Wisconsin.
Palin is still not an announced candidate so whatever she will do is strictly hypothetical.
Are you SERIOUS?
You are talking about a man who grew up in segregated South, who LIVED the civil rights era and all that entailed.
Who worked his way up in companies against the odds.
Who came out as a conservative against an avalanche of opposition - do you have any idea how hard it was to be a black conservative decades ago (from both sides)
Who beat cancer, against the odds.
Who hosted a radio show and received so much hate mail and hate calls he started keeping a long list on his studio walls.
Who had to go everywhere with security before he ever announced his run.
You have not been following him, he has been verbally attacked, slandered, and has threats on every side, including those who should be on his side, the media just does not publicize this like they did Palin.
How dare you suggest this man is “not up to snuff”. I would never suggest that of YOUR candidate. He was fighting these battles while Palin was still in high school.
Palin has had her hard knocks, but she also has had several out there who regularly defend her. Herman gets attacked from every corner, from every group except (it appears) Bachmann supporters.
Sorry, my post is not meant to you but to everyone here who is suggesting that Cain is somehow weak and untried!
Cain needs to promote his resume more, because his business experience blows Romney out of the water, and Romney’s claim to fame is budgets and economics. Cain trumps him handily.
“Cain wants to replace the current income tax with another one, as well as preferring to keep the alphabet soup agencies intact, albeit probably smaller and more efficient. That wont be good enough for a lot of people. I know it certainly isnt good for me. I want the EPA, DoE and ATF DOA ASAP. The IRS could wait a week or so. Not the few years Cain seems to be alluding to.”
K, sounds great...point me to the candidate pushin’ for it
Sure. What isn't "hypothetical" is that neither Cain, nor Christy, nor Perry, nor Romney will win the nomination. Period.
Further, that Sarah has elected to save on campaign cash, energy, viewer burnout, and media ad hominem by pushing her announcement back (all the while, allowing her would-be "competition" for the nomination to destroy themselves and each other... brilliant"!!!, but then, that's our Sarah...) should not be mistaken for the slightest chance that she won't run.
She knows now whether she'll run, and has for some good time. The only reason to put off announcing is because she's going to run. If she wasn't, there is no reason not to say so now.
All it takes is a working brain, and the will to use it.
What a snivelling load of crap. You're nuts if you believe that. Are you Al Sharpton? C'mon, admit it...
Yeah? Cool! I believe in the Easter Bunny!
Thank you for illustrating my point.
CHRISTIE DEFENDS MUSLIM JUDGE APPOINTMENT:
But it was a follow-up question on the fear of Sharia Law that set the governor off. Sharia Law has nothing to do with this at all, its crazy! he cried. The guy is an American citizen! He concluded that the Sharia Law business is just crap and Im tried of dealing with the crazies, adding with disgust and frustration that its just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background.
NO THANK YOU!!!
He is a wanna be! mike wallace’s son. If that is what you call a tag-along! LOL
Christy is all of that and therefore no conservative.
However he has one thing going for him...he will absolutely destroy 0Bama in presidential debates. Another benefit if he
joins the race is he splits RINO votes from Mitt.
You’re spot on. Why should Palin jump in early? Let the current bunch dismember each other a bit more and then get in. She has the name recognition and doesn’t have to be a candidate to acquire it like they do.
I am assuming you are not an African-American, trying to rise
to top spots in Billion dollar corporations. If my assumption is correct, you have no idea how much stuff Cain had to put up in his life.
Cain sounds, looks and talks like an intelligent adult. I call this
man a national treasure. I am not sure if the country is wise
enough to elect this man who is the only non-politician in race.
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