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Shock : Herman Cain wins GOP Florida straw poll
The Washington Times ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 | Seth McLaughlin

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 Perry’s frontrunner status and a victory for a candidate who has struggled to transform his grassroots popularity into strong showings in national polls.

“Tonight’s 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.)

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; hermancain; loserperry; loserromney; nomorerinos; norinos; perrytanks; rinoperry; rinoromney; romneytanks
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1 posted on 09/24/2011 4:25:26 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters
Cain 37% Perry 15% Romney 14% Santorum 11% Paul 10%...

Disappointing defeat for Perry after shaky debate...

Last 3 poll winners: Reagan, Bush, Dole...

2 posted on 09/24/2011 4:26:36 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Awesome. Herman is my pick so far


3 posted on 09/24/2011 4:30:23 PM PDT by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: RobinMasters

Congratulations Mr. Cain!!!


5 posted on 09/24/2011 4:30:39 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: RobinMasters

The only real shock is in the media and those who have bought their storyline.

People are damn tired of the typical politicians.


6 posted on 09/24/2011 4:30:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: RobinMasters

don’t LET the media pick our canidate again...GO HERMAN!!


7 posted on 09/24/2011 4:31:12 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: RobinMasters
Straw poll will pick next president, GOP governor says

Florida, the site of last Monday’s 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 country’s next president.

“I personally believe that whoever wins that straw poll is going to win the presidency.”

8 posted on 09/24/2011 4:31:12 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: cripplecreek

LOVEITLOVEITLOVEITLOVEITLOVEITLOVEITLOVEITLOVEIT.........


9 posted on 09/24/2011 4:31:55 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: RobinMasters

It’s encouraging. Goes to show that RINOS everywhere are not welcome, period.


10 posted on 09/24/2011 4:32:09 PM PDT by antonico
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To: RobinMasters

I have to admit that I am shocked but in a happy shocked way! Very good, Mr. Cain!!


11 posted on 09/24/2011 4:33:30 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: RobinMasters

“Shock : Herman Cain wins GOP Florida straw poll”

YOU DAMNED SKIPPY! WOO HOO!!!


12 posted on 09/24/2011 4:33:32 PM PDT by Grunthor (Rick Perry don't want the vote of this heartless racist.)
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To: RobinMasters

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.


13 posted on 09/24/2011 4:33:39 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: RobinMasters

Is this a dream? Somebody PING me


14 posted on 09/24/2011 4:34:38 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: RobinMasters

florida is racist, didnt vote the white guy.


15 posted on 09/24/2011 4:34:47 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: RobinMasters

I do so hope that this ignites Cain as a legit candidate.

Raising Cain!!!


16 posted on 09/24/2011 4:35:02 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: RobinMasters

What time is the Perry press conference to announce he is dropping out?


17 posted on 09/24/2011 4:35:06 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: RobinMasters

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2783272/posts


18 posted on 09/24/2011 4:35:59 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: RobinMasters

Yes!!! ...............and Congratulations from Southeast Texas!!!!


19 posted on 09/24/2011 4:35:59 PM PDT by gitmogrunt (Lessons In Disaster: LBJ, Carter,Clinton,Obama.)
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To: Breto

Good.... make it 10-10-10 so the public school kids & teachers can get the straight....


20 posted on 09/24/2011 4:36:21 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: Breto

Good.... make it 10-10-10 so the public school kids & teachers can get the straight....


21 posted on 09/24/2011 4:36:38 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: taraytarah; DarthVader; justsaynomore; Prov3456; paul revere is riding; Politicalmom; ...

FRmail me to get on or off the Herman Cain ping list

Herman Cain for President

Join Team Cain - Become An ACTIVE Supporter-- FRMail Me


22 posted on 09/24/2011 4:36:38 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: RobinMasters
The only "shocking" thing is the RepublicRats didn't buy enough votes to overcome the PEOPLE.

Lifers in our Govt, take note. Here's your pink slip!

23 posted on 09/24/2011 4:36:54 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: RobinMasters

The only shock to me is the shock that the MSM is feeling right now...

They are probably in their newsrooms right now going: “How come all those racist Tea Party Republicans are voting for a black man”.

Answer for the MSM: “We are picking Cain for his character not the color of his skin like you all did with Obama”.


24 posted on 09/24/2011 4:37:25 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: RobinMasters

Drudge is easily shocked, isn’t he? But way to go, Herman!


25 posted on 09/24/2011 4:37:43 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: RobinMasters
YES!!!!!! Oh....YES!!!!!

The man has The Message!

Vote for him in a flash!

WOO-HOO!

26 posted on 09/24/2011 4:37:54 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: RobinMasters

Vey hugh and series!!! Maybe now Herman will get more than just 5 minutes total time in the next debate.


27 posted on 09/24/2011 4:38:13 PM PDT by kevao
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To: RobinMasters

Um... not a shock to me. A lot of us are finished with the pampered, focus-group driven, teleprompter elites ruling us right now. Let them eat pizza.


28 posted on 09/24/2011 4:38:23 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: RobinMasters

Now that’s news to celebrate. I’m going to wander off the the refrig and pour another glass of wine. YES!!


29 posted on 09/24/2011 4:38:29 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: RobinMasters

Will the GOP Establishment hear this wake-up call?

OK I was just kidding. We all know what the answer is.

Congratulations, Mr. Cain.


30 posted on 09/24/2011 4:39:54 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: redpoll

Exactly. I am ready for a Cain ticket. I would love it even more if Newt was there. The elite can kiss my voting ass.


31 posted on 09/24/2011 4:40:50 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

“don’t LET the media pick our canidate again...GO HERMAN!!”

EXACTLY. The establishment will always go for a RINO. “We need a moderate or we can’t win!”

I really feel like something is seriously changing in America right now. It began with the Tea Party, continued with last year’s elections and is picking up more steam.

A weak economy is simply not tolerated by the voters.

After the ‘08 election I remember that a fellow FReeper was giving consolation. “It took a Carter to give us a Reagan.” As bad as we know Obama would be, there was hope that this would be the thing to push a serious conservative into the White House.

I’ve been desperately waiting for ‘the’ candidate. I’ve always liked Cain, but I didn’t think that he could muster the support. (I am sorry to see Bachmann’s campaign fizzle like it has.)

Today the stars aligned and he’s got the momentum. If he avoids major blunders, he can take this thing and the nation can come back from the brink.

Pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, common sense...

RAISE CAIN!


32 posted on 09/24/2011 4:40:50 PM PDT by Marie (Raise Cain!!)
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To: RobinMasters

"But, but, but ... it's a two person race. It's Romney or Perry. We told those pesky Tea Party conservatives to get their asses in line. What the heck is going on here?!?"


33 posted on 09/24/2011 4:42:43 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: RobinMasters
A pizza truck is headed for the White House. Or is it a moving van? IT'S BOTH!
34 posted on 09/24/2011 4:43:15 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Big Brother is not a person. Big Brother is the Federal Government.)
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To: Marie

No more MSM telling us who our candidates are. No more holding our nose. Finally someone who will look for solutions based on ROI. Finally a problem solver based on data not politics. He will clean Obama’s clock in a debate. If he picks Rubio omg!!!!Rubio versus Bidden. Can you imagine.


35 posted on 09/24/2011 4:44:05 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Marie

No more MSM telling us who our candidates are. No more holding our nose. Finally someone who will look for solutions based on ROI. Finally a problem solver based on data not politics. He will clean Obama’s clock in a debate. If he picks Rubio omg!!!!Rubio versus Bidden. Can you imagine.


36 posted on 09/24/2011 4:44:24 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: RobinMasters

Bachmann came in last!!!


37 posted on 09/24/2011 4:44:29 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: RobinMasters
Reagan is trying to come back to help this country. Who he shows up as we may find out....But looks like Cain was channeling a little Reagan and BITCH SLAPPED Romney and Perry. Long Live Ronald Reagan!
38 posted on 09/24/2011 4:44:46 PM PDT by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: Breto; RobinMasters

Three years ago it was a point of faith around here that the presidency isn’t an entry level position. That still seems sensible to me but whatever.


40 posted on 09/24/2011 4:44:59 PM PDT by tlb
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To: GraceG
They are probably in their newsrooms right now going: “How come all those racist Tea Party Republicans are voting for a black man”.
No doubt they will simply accuse us of voting for the black man to hide the fact that we're all a bunch of racists.
41 posted on 09/24/2011 4:45:38 PM PDT by Johnny B.
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To: Breto

I looked at the CPAC agenda and saw that Cain was going to be working the crowd. I knew he just might have a chance. People just like him.

Now, the media has to pay attention.

I’m going to send in another campaign donation.


42 posted on 09/24/2011 4:45:54 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: gitmogrunt

And from Central Texas! ;-)


43 posted on 09/24/2011 4:46:17 PM PDT by Marie (Raise Cain!!)
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To: Breto
Yep, Herman Cain may be the best candidate ever in history to run for president and not win. I love Herman Cain but after four years of Adolf ibn F*ck-wad al-Obama it will be a cold day in hell before America elects another black guy to the white house. Sorry, it's just the way life is.
44 posted on 09/24/2011 4:47:11 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: lexington minuteman 1775
don’t LET the media pick our canidate again

Worth repeating!

45 posted on 09/24/2011 4:47:12 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: RobinMasters
I think the Wikipedia editors are in shock also...they haven't updated his article yet for the Florida win.
46 posted on 09/24/2011 4:47:26 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (All my replies get posted to AttackWatch)
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To: RobinMasters

I’m just starting to tune in Mr. Cain and I like what I hear/see so far. He talks more sense than any of them, he is consistent and doesn’t get wrapped up in the Romney/Perry sniping match.

I think the poll results are right on target.


47 posted on 09/24/2011 4:47:59 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
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To: RobinMasters
After he becomes the GOP nominee, Cain will demolish Obama (if the Zero doesn't self-destruct first) or Biden in a New York minute.

At last, somebody true conservatives can rally around!

48 posted on 09/24/2011 4:48:57 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: prisoner6
THE MAN IS THE MESSAGE!
49 posted on 09/24/2011 4:49:05 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Brace yourself! The HURRICAIN's coming up from Florida!)
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To: RobinMasters

I can honestly and happily say I am not shocked one bit. I liked this man the first time I heard him speak. He is serious business with a flare for humor. I hope he WINS.


50 posted on 09/24/2011 4:49:25 PM PDT by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh... where would our country be without this brilliant man?)
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