Skip to comments.Shock : Herman Cain wins GOP Florida straw poll
Posted on 09/24/2011 4:25:23 PM PDT by RobinMasters
ORLANDO Former Godfather Pizza CEO Herman Cain won the Presidency 5 straw poll here Saturday, delivering a blow to Texas Gov. Rick Perrys frontrunner status and a victory for a candidate who has struggled to transform his grassroots popularity into strong showings in national polls.
Tonights winner is Herman Cain, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced. It shows you something, the road to the White House come through Florida, and it pays to spend time here.
He received 37 percent of the more than 2,600 votes cast.
Thank you to the Republican voters for this incredible honor of being named the winner of the Presidency 5 straw poll in Florida today, Mr. Cain said. This is a sign of our growing momentum and my candidacy that cannot be ignored. I will continue to share my message of common-sense solutions across this country and look forward to spending more time in Florida, a critical state for both the nomination and the general election.
The two national frontrunners Mr. Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney placed second and third. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, meanwhile, landed in fourth place; Rep. Ron Paul of Texas landed in fifth place; and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, sixth. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann finished last. (See the poll results here.)
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Awesome. Herman is my pick so far
Congratulations Mr. Cain!!!
The only real shock is in the media and those who have bought their storyline.
People are damn tired of the typical politicians.
don’t LET the media pick our canidate again...GO HERMAN!!
Florida, the site of last Mondays GOP debate and host of another showdown next week, is squarely in the 2012 campaign spotlight for the next few days and with good reason, according to first-term Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
The Sunshine State, Mr. Scott said in an interview Wednesday, is about to pick the countrys next president.
I personally believe that whoever wins that straw poll is going to win the presidency.
It’s encouraging. Goes to show that RINOS everywhere are not welcome, period.
I have to admit that I am shocked but in a happy shocked way! Very good, Mr. Cain!!
“Shock : Herman Cain wins GOP Florida straw poll”
YOU DAMNED SKIPPY! WOO HOO!!!
Good for Cain. I would like to see someone from outside the Beltway and outside the public sector win the White House. Someone who knows what it takes to meet a payroll in the real world.
Is this a dream? Somebody PING me
florida is racist, didnt vote the white guy.
I do so hope that this ignites Cain as a legit candidate.
What time is the Perry press conference to announce he is dropping out?
Yes!!! ...............and Congratulations from Southeast Texas!!!!
Good.... make it 10-10-10 so the public school kids & teachers can get the straight....
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