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How Cain won Florida
washingtonexaminer ^ | Sep 25, 2011 | Byron York

Posted on 09/25/2011 6:44:27 AM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi

It wasn't fully clear at the time, but the political ground was shifting under Rick Perry's feet from virtually the moment he arrived here in Orlando for the Republican presidential debate and Florida GOP straw poll. Just how much the ground shifted wasn't apparent until early Saturday evening, when Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced the poll's results: Perry, and fellow leader Mitt Romney, and the rest of the Republican field finished far behind longshot winner Herman Cain.

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Perry made a big effort to win the straw poll, and a week before the voting, it appeared he would reap big benefits. He had the money, he had the organization, he had the endorsements. And Cain? The Georgia businessman received his first endorsement less than 24 hours before the voting, when Florida state Rep. Scott Plakon announced he was supporting Cain. "I met with [Perry and Romney], and they're both very good candidates," Plakon said later, "but I just couldn't get there. And my wife kept saying to me for days, what about Herman Cain?" One thing led to another, and Plakon sat down for a talk with Cain on Friday evening. The two hit it off, and 20 minutes later, Plakon recalls, "I shook his hand and said, 'I'm all in.'" Minutes after that, Plakon found himself introducing Cain before hundreds of loud, enthusiastic supporters. It was a good moment for both, but that was pretty much the extent of Cain's establishment support.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; florida; nomorerinos; norinos; perrytanks; rinoperry; rinoromney; romneytanks
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1 posted on 09/25/2011 6:44:30 AM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
Cain = sincerity.

Perry = shallow.

Romney = phony.

If we are truly allowed to choose and are not buffaloed by the GOP establishment, I think Cain has a real shot.
2 posted on 09/25/2011 6:50:22 AM PDT by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Lets be clear. The dems and media want Perry or Romney. Just like they wanted McCain. Then they ripped him to shreds. They have been doing this for years. Let not your heart be troubled. Cain can win against Obama. He is the only true conservative That Can Win. Obama’s record us abysmal. They have little to argue. Experience? Like the big O had ANY?? Remember we are going after a corrupt (voter fraud, illegal contributions) billion dollar candidate. Very few can win under those circumstances. Our candidate needs the least amount of issues. Cain comes from a humble background (diffuses class warfare). Can’t use race card. What’s left? These are Obama’s main talking points. Cain can think on his feet. He is a wizard in stats math and economics. He talks from the heart. Honest Calm Articulate. I am in and I intend to fight like he.ll for him.


3 posted on 09/25/2011 6:54:17 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Cain lacked political experience.

His win yesterday in the FL Straw Poll is a political accomplishment that gives him credibility.

It is up to Cain to keep building on this.

To me, his conservative credentials were never in question. He has now proven he can win in the political arena as well.


4 posted on 09/25/2011 6:54:26 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Antoninus

I hope he does... it will begin to bring my faith back in the American people.

A president for the people would be a change - rather than a president for himself.


5 posted on 09/25/2011 6:55:31 AM PDT by mike_9958
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To: Donnafrflorida
The campaign liberals fear most:


6 posted on 09/25/2011 6:56:09 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Erik Latranyi

I met Cain at the Fla. CPAC. As I left I had an Epiphany. NO to Romney. No to perry. Its Cain. He is NOT political. He is ABSOLUTELY capable of debating obama. He is a breath of fresh air. He is honest. If we can get him on the ticket. No more Romney’s no more Perry’s. Please start sending him money. I don’t have much but I plan on sending him what I can. He needs more airtime!!! The more I hear him the more I love him. There is an Old YouTube out there where he wins a debate with bill Clinton at a town hall meeting. He had Clinton all flustered when he rattled off all types statistics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy542UgSelQ&feature=related


7 posted on 09/25/2011 6:57:07 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I met Cain at the Fla. CPAC. As I left I had an Epiphany. NO to Romney. No to perry. Its Cain. He is NOT political. He is ABSOLUTELY capable of debating obama. He is a breath of fresh air. He is honest. If we can get him on the ticket. No more Romney’s no more Perry’s. Please start sending him money. I don’t have much but I plan on sending him what I can. He needs more airtime!!! The more I hear him the more I love him. There is an Old YouTube out there where he wins a debate with bill Clinton at a town hall meeting. He had Clinton all flustered when he rattled off all types statistics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy542UgSelQ&feature=related


8 posted on 09/25/2011 6:57:27 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
Herman Cain

born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Luther Cain Jr., born March 16, 1925 in TN, died March 29, 1982 in Atlanta, GA
Lenora Davis, born July 27, 1925 in GA, died August 20, 2005 in Atlanta, GA

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Herman Cain is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN

”Herman

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!

9 posted on 09/25/2011 7:01:07 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

“Once the delegates got over the can’t-get-elected hurdle, a close contest became a landslide for Herman Cain.”

Once the people of this nation stop allowing the media to tell us who is or is not electable, we might actually have a President that is worth a damn!

GO HERMAN CAIN!


10 posted on 09/25/2011 7:02:11 AM PDT by Grunthor (Rick Perry don't want the vote of this heartless racist, Herman Cain can have it.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Woo-whoo! Common Sense = Herman Cain = Sincerity
Of all the candidates Mr. Cain seems the most sensible.
Forget hope, change and all the other fairy tales candidates tell. Give us Common Sense, Sensibility and Sincerity.
Go Herman. This is going to be an exciting race.


11 posted on 09/25/2011 7:02:43 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Somebody else posted this, but it would make a great bumper sticker:

CAIN ‘12 - Because I like the content of his character


12 posted on 09/25/2011 7:03:22 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

I was in another room, and the TV was on in the livingroom. Hannity was on. I kept hearing Al Gore’s voice. I had to go see why Hannity had Al Gore on his show. The person Hannity was talking to was Rick Perry. That was it for me. This country does not need a president who sounds as boring as Al Gore.


13 posted on 09/25/2011 7:04:37 AM PDT by abclily
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To: ASA Vet

Mrs. Cain is tiny! First time I’ve seen a pic of her. Good looking couple.


14 posted on 09/25/2011 7:05:24 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Antoninus

This actually isn’t about the GOP “Establishment.”

Its about who will look good to the Mushy Middle - which doesn’t have a freakin’ clue.

Cain is, to those with a “clue,” an excellent candidate if not the best outright (he’s certainly at the top of my list). He is a self made man who excels at turning business around and not beholden to the special interests currently dominating Washington.

To the Mushy Moronic Middle he’s a stout, bald, black guy who talks about boring stuff.

You see the problem?


15 posted on 09/25/2011 7:06:10 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
Already some Republicans are interpreting Cain's victory as a statement of voter unhappiness with the GOP field and are calling for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to enter the race.

That just doesn't make any sense. How is a moderate like Christie supposed to be a foil to an uber-conservative like Cain?

Proposed slogan for the Cain campaign: CAIN IS ABLE!

16 posted on 09/25/2011 7:11:51 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Kudos for Cain! He worked the CPAC crowd hard, he deserved to win, he earned it.


17 posted on 09/25/2011 7:12:17 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Donnafrflorida

Last night I tried to buy Cain’s book ‘they think your stupid’ and it was sold out.

It was ranked 55,000. It’s now at 38,000.

Word is getting out!


18 posted on 09/25/2011 7:16:58 AM PDT by Marie (Rock you like a hurriCAIN!)
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To: Marie

“Last night I tried to buy Cain’s book ‘they think your stupid’ and it was sold out.”

I pray that the title has “you’re” instead of “your”.


19 posted on 09/25/2011 7:19:32 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
Help give Herman Cain more momentum. Give a real conservative a lift and contribute. I just did my little part.
20 posted on 09/25/2011 7:20:09 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Cain won Florida because he told the truth about healthcare. He drew the life and death connection between access to the best healthcare in the world and obamacare run by the government.


21 posted on 09/25/2011 7:21:39 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Jane Long

She’s beautiful


22 posted on 09/25/2011 7:22:03 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
Herman Cain on Labels: I Won't Stay on the Democrat Plantation Like I Am Supposed To!
23 posted on 09/25/2011 7:23:21 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: MayflowerMadam
It's temporarily out of stock on Amazon, too

And the title uses "you're" not "your."

24 posted on 09/25/2011 7:23:43 AM PDT by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: Marie
Cain will destroy Obama in the debates. He's funny, brilliant, articulate, and charming.

Enough with the "establishment" candidates. Let's elect someone who knows how to turn bad situations around!

25 posted on 09/25/2011 7:25:48 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (Rock you like a Herman Cain 2012)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Just think, if we endorse Cain they can no longer call us racists. Cain/West 2012...

I’m in!


26 posted on 09/25/2011 7:26:19 AM PDT by seeker41 (CULPRIT CHINESE COMPANY INFO.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Thanks for the link. Marked for later.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy542UgSelQ&feature=related


27 posted on 09/25/2011 7:26:23 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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To: Donnafrflorida
what will happen Donna is we'll get Romney...just like we got McCain.....the dems and their evil minions in the media are already slintering our votes and shafting the Perry....its all in the plan....and willing sheeple are AGAIN be sucked in....

I like Cain very much...I like what Bachman says....and Palin...

but Rush is sounding more and more practical these days and I agree with him....we HAVE to win Texas if we are to have any chance at all in defeating the zero....

28 posted on 09/25/2011 7:36:36 AM PDT by cherry
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To: MayflowerMadam

Be nice. I haven’t had enough coffee yet! :)


29 posted on 09/25/2011 7:39:18 AM PDT by Marie (Rock you like a Herman-CAIN!)
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To: jersey117
Me and my whole family in Texas have switched from reluctant Perry support to Cain.
There is a turning of the tide.
Bachman needs to get out and support Cain.
Palin either needs to announce, or get behind Cain and fight like he'll for him.
30 posted on 09/25/2011 7:42:10 AM PDT by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: RightField

I have personal rules for posting on FR and I just broke one of them:

1. Thou shalt not post whilst drinking alcohol
2. Thou shalt not post whilst sleepy
3. Thou shalt not post before your/you’re/yer/y’all’s second cup of coffee


31 posted on 09/25/2011 7:43:01 AM PDT by Marie (Rock you like a Herman-CAIN!)
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To: cherry

What good is winning Texas...which is not by any means assured with Perry, and then LOSING Florida, Ohio, and elsewhere?


32 posted on 09/25/2011 7:44:44 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Wanna confuse obama? Ask him his REAL name.)
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To: cherry

Many of us in TX are not in love with Perry. You have to understand that he’s the default candidate in a field of losers.

We haven’t forgotten the TTC or gardasil. He wins because the opposition is so awful.

Every election, our legislature gets more conservative. We’re trending the way of the rest of the nation.

I think Cain can take TX of he/we can get his message out.


33 posted on 09/25/2011 7:46:36 AM PDT by Marie (Rock you like a Herman-CAIN!)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Love the t-shirt. Wouldn’t that be a campaign? Herman Cain, natural born American citizen vs Barry Obama, American born(?)dual citizen of the US and UK/Kenya

Truth and decency has to win out over the likes of those like Obama and by “likes of” I mean liberals and leftists. I’m speaking ideology here not visual perception.


34 posted on 09/25/2011 7:54:40 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Marie

I hope you’re right Marie. There ain’t no reason why Herman Cain couldn’t win Texas. :)


35 posted on 09/25/2011 7:57:52 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Jane Long
Mrs. Cain is tiny! First time I’ve seen a pic of her. Good looking couple.

Amen. What hit me was they looked NATURAL - not the plastic phoniness of many politicians. That, plus the fact that he had to meet a payroll, is a big plus, and is something he should use as a hammer.

36 posted on 09/25/2011 7:58:52 AM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: Dawgreg

If Perry drops out, Cain will take TX.


37 posted on 09/25/2011 7:59:44 AM PDT by Marie (Rock you like a Herman-CAIN!)
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To: cherry

If only perry can win texas its lost anyway. Dole won texas.


38 posted on 09/25/2011 8:01:02 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Why does so few (IA, NH, SC) decide so much?)
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To: cherry

If only perry can win texas its lost anyway. Dole won texas.


39 posted on 09/25/2011 8:01:16 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Why does so few (IA, NH, SC) decide so much?)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

He’s got my total support now. Just sent in my first donation. Everyone please do the same.


40 posted on 09/25/2011 8:05:09 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Erik Latranyi
Which boob will you choose?


41 posted on 09/25/2011 8:22:49 AM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: Antoninus

Cain = For America.

Perry = For Mexico.

Romney = For Milt.


42 posted on 09/25/2011 8:27:12 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Marie
I'd love to see ANY strong conservative over a RINO or Country Club Repub.

While I think Cain has what it takes to be Pres I also think he'd make one heck of a VP. VP's need to be the "attack dog" and Mr. Cain does/would not hold back.

A debate between Cain and Bamster OR Biden would be epic and priceless.

43 posted on 09/25/2011 8:29:48 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: cherry

I can’t see any possible way Texas will go for Obama regardless of who the Republican candidate is. Obama is universally despised here.


44 posted on 09/25/2011 8:33:44 AM PDT by Texan
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

“Once the delegates got over the can’t-get-elected hurdle, a close contest became a landslide for Herman Cain.”

I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed that the rest of the “little people” across the country come to the same conclusion.


45 posted on 09/25/2011 8:38:23 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
The media is already trying to shape the election by picking Perry and Romney as frontrunners early.
This poll is a slap in the face of the media who are trying to tell us what to think.
This is great.

46 posted on 09/25/2011 8:43:56 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: AndrewB
Which boob will you choose?

So, you think Herman Cain is a boob?!

47 posted on 09/25/2011 8:48:28 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
"One other factor should not be underestimated. Yes, the delegates liked what Cain had to say. But how he said it was just as important. With his deep, booming voice and a style that any motivational speaker would envy, Cain can give a rousing speech, and he gave several of them during four days in Orlando. No other candidate, frontrunner or back of the pack, could match him. It's not an exaggeration to say that his power as an orator sealed the deal for hundreds of delegates. They believed Cain was speaking to them from the heart, and they were carried away by it. As with the Democratic primary contests of 2007 and 2008, never underestimate the power of a stirring speech."


Imagine how effectively he could use the Presidential bully pulpit.
48 posted on 09/25/2011 8:50:08 AM PDT by rob777
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
"One other factor should not be underestimated. Yes, the delegates liked what Cain had to say. But how he said it was just as important. With his deep, booming voice and a style that any motivational speaker would envy, Cain can give a rousing speech, and he gave several of them during four days in Orlando. No other candidate, frontrunner or back of the pack, could match him. It's not an exaggeration to say that his power as an orator sealed the deal for hundreds of delegates. They believed Cain was speaking to them from the heart, and they were carried away by it. As with the Democratic primary contests of 2007 and 2008, never underestimate the power of a stirring speech."


Imagine how effectively he could use the Presidential bully pulpit.
49 posted on 09/25/2011 8:50:08 AM PDT by rob777
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To: Clump

I like Cain as Palin/Cain. However I like Palin’s Ideas lots more. He was always my # 2 but it Sarah Gets in (and I pray she will) she is my choice. If not...I will go Cain.


50 posted on 09/25/2011 8:51:21 AM PDT by carjic (I've always been taught to respect my elders.... but it's getting harder to find any!)
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