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The Electability of Herman Cain
WeArePolitics ^ | 10/05/2011 | Bill Knowles

Posted on 10/05/2011 6:59:40 PM PDT by Billlknowles

As most of you have heard by now, former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain is now in the top tier of candidates running for the Republican nomination for President. It comes of no surprise to me, but it may shock many of you out there that in the most recent CBS poll just released, Herman has pulled into a tie for the lead with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and has leap-frogged over flash-in-the-pan and former frontrunner Texas Governor Rick Perry. The question most people have as well as the political pundits out there is now is Herman Cain an electable candidate who could run against the Obama juggernaut. I answer most assuredly that he can and here are my reasons, not in any particular order.

1. Herman Cain is popular in the South. There's no question that just about any candidate from the GOP will carry most of the South...but Florida, Virginia and North Carolina are pivotal states. A Southerner on the ticket might solidify victories there as all three states were narrowly won by President Obama in 2008. If the GOP is to take back the White House, these three states are key.

(Excerpt) Read more at wearepolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Virginia; Campaign News; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: dwighteisenhower; hermancain; pimpmablog; presidentobama

1 posted on 10/05/2011 6:59:41 PM PDT by Billlknowles
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To: Billlknowles

Why does this guy keep posting links to his own website ?


2 posted on 10/05/2011 7:02:11 PM PDT by mike_9958
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To: Billlknowles

Two words on electability.

Barrack Obama.


3 posted on 10/05/2011 7:02:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (MLB Playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2786167/posts)
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To: cripplecreek

What?


4 posted on 10/05/2011 7:08:26 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: mike_9958

He’s a blog pimp.


5 posted on 10/05/2011 7:09:32 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: mike_9958; Bill Knowles
Why you ask?

Because he has one main priority .....


6 posted on 10/05/2011 7:10:04 PM PDT by shibumi (Goi! Rode, Goi!)
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To: Billlknowles

Thank you Bill, I really enjoyed the piece. I hope a lot of others read it also.


7 posted on 10/05/2011 7:22:32 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: SuzyQue

Just proving that talk about “electability” is completely meaningless in a nation that elected Obama.


8 posted on 10/05/2011 7:32:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (MLB Playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2786167/posts)
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To: cripplecreek

Ah. Now that I understand, I agree.


9 posted on 10/05/2011 7:34:23 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: shibumi; Bill Knowles

If he really wanted to do that, why would he excerpt it?

Hoping for hits? Not from me.


10 posted on 10/05/2011 7:38:40 PM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: SuzyQue

There’s not a candidate in the race who is less qualified to be president than Obammy.

What’s Obama done? 1 term as a rep and a partial term as a senator? Even Michele Bachmann has 5+ years in the house which is longer than Bammy’s entire career in national politics before becoming president.

Herman Cain is a successful businessman and Obama doesn’t appear to have done much of anything in the private sector.


11 posted on 10/05/2011 7:43:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (MLB Playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2786167/posts)
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To: cripplecreek
I think Cain has a great opportunity here.

He's very electable imho. He's also one of two conservatives left, the rest are all over the map.

12 posted on 10/05/2011 7:47:17 PM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Billlknowles

I am still waiting to hear his views on the entire financial mess. Judging from a prior job he had then he should be more than capable of forming and opinion on that and making it known. I am talking about his tax plan either. I am talking about all the fraud and corruption.


13 posted on 10/05/2011 7:47:59 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Revel

He talked about that some with Glenn Beck. Said he considered the catalyst of the meltdown to lie with Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac and Chris Dodd and Barney Frank. He said we need to “clip the wings” of the Fed.

http://www.glennbeck.com/2011/10/05/glenn-interviews-2012-candidate-herman-cain/


14 posted on 10/05/2011 8:23:49 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss (Cain you hear us NOW?)
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To: Billlknowles
Electability? Dude, we elected an empty suit. If Lenin were alive, he'd have a shot.

A 37% FL straw poll massacre, and Palin is out. The CAIN TRAIN is right on track, and he will win Virginia with no problem. The GOP party is starting to see the light, and they are not the ones choosing the candidate.

15 posted on 10/05/2011 8:52:33 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Salvavida

Cain’s biggest negative is Cancer - Liver cancer - add that to his age and I don’t see him being the candidate. But, I am watching the process and hope Republicans will atleast make this election about how to take America back from the Socialists that Obama and his Chicago Thug gang has brought in to destroy this Country. I will vote for whoever wins the nomination GLADLY, but I hope the process will be a good, sound argument for Conservative Values and LESS GOV’T interference.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 8:56:46 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: Billlknowles

Who asked for your opinion anyway?


17 posted on 10/05/2011 9:06:07 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I Stand With Cain!)
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To: Billlknowles

Oh lookie, a newbie blogpimp.

Ick.


18 posted on 10/05/2011 9:07:24 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Billlknowles

The polls show him in first place in North Carolina. I guess you have to start somewhere. I believe he would win South Carolina and Florida in the primaries. That keeps him in the race through January. Super Tuesday will decide who is the winner.


19 posted on 10/05/2011 9:45:27 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: princess leah
Cain’s biggest negative is Cancer - Liver cancer ...

I have not heard that. He talks about the colon cancer he had but that is long gone. Where did you get this liver cancer info?

20 posted on 10/06/2011 12:34:52 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: princess leah

Liver Cancer? seriously?


21 posted on 10/07/2011 5:37:06 PM PDT by marty60
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