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Cain Upsets Perry in Florida Republican Straw Poll
Reuters ^ | September 24, 2011 | Jane Sutton and Steve Holland

Posted on 09/25/2011 7:03:25 AM PDT by no dems

Former pizza executive Herman Cain surprised rival Rick Perry with an upset victory on Saturday in a Republican presidential straw poll in Florida, dealing a disappointing loss to the Texas governor two days after a shaky debate performance.

Perry, leading in the polls for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination to run against Democratic President Barack Obama, had needed a victory in what was an early test of strength to salve the wounds left over from a debate with his rivals on Thursday in which he struggled.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; strawpoll
Cain: 37%, Perry: 15%, Romney: 14%. Cain got more votes than Perry and Romney put together.
1 posted on 09/25/2011 7:03:31 AM PDT by no dems
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To: no dems

This is good news!


2 posted on 09/25/2011 7:05:59 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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To: no dems
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!

3 posted on 09/25/2011 7:08:30 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: no dems

As usual, Reuters can be depended on to take the leftist perspective, using this event to badmouth Perry rather than to give Cain any credit.


4 posted on 09/25/2011 7:08:38 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: no dems

5 posted on 09/25/2011 7:09:25 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion (Heartless)
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To: no dems

Looking for a video of Mr. Cains’ speech at the straw poll in Florida, can’t find it. I love the 999 video however.


6 posted on 09/25/2011 7:11:23 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: no dems

Has this been posted before? [sarcasm]


7 posted on 09/25/2011 7:14:49 AM PDT by Doofer ("If debt is the problem, how is more debt the solution"?)
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To: ez

“As usual, Reuters can be depended on to take the leftist perspective, using this event to badmouth Perry rather than to give Cain any credit.”

Kinda like a several Freepers lately.


8 posted on 09/25/2011 7:17:28 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Grunthor
Cain's Speech About Labels: I Won't Stay on the Democrat Plantation Like I Am Supposed To
9 posted on 09/25/2011 7:17:46 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: ez

Usually I worry about our nominee winning the general election. This time I have NO doubt Cain will take Obama to wood shed and have a landside victory. The MSM including Fox and all the good ole boy talking heads like rove, kristol and the rest will brush thus off as an anomoly. Don’t let them distract you. Never ever again will they tell US who we should vote for. The people are SICK of politicians. The want problem solvers.


10 posted on 09/25/2011 7:20:40 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: no dems
Cain Upsets Perry in Florida Republican Straw Poll

Perry upsets Perry in Florida Republican Straw Poll

Cain moves in to take the point


11 posted on 09/25/2011 7:23:38 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: ASA Vet

Hermanator’s campaign slogan shoudl read:

American born and bred, not Kenayn born and commie bred!


12 posted on 09/25/2011 7:27:00 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: TEXOKIE

This is good news indeed except for the fact that lame street media won’t put it out there. The liberal’s worst fear is having a black conservative running against their half-black failure.


13 posted on 09/25/2011 7:31:24 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: TEXOKIE
The good news is that Cain has enough money to buy the votes in the Florida Straw Poll.
14 posted on 09/25/2011 7:37:33 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Erik Latranyi

What’s the Congressional Black Caucus to do? Support a mulatto ivy league imposter (ask blacks in Chicago what Obama did for him in his district) or a real black man with an eningeering degree and successful businessman, having grown up in the South and overcame any racial impediments that may have existed over the years.

I can foresee a fracturing of the Justice Brothers/CBC types grip on blacks, particularly middle class. The only constituents The None is going to have to rely on in 2012 are public sector union and private sector union workers.

A political tsunami will hit the mule party in 2012 and will leave decades of destruction and debris in its wake. That will be Obama’s legacy - a failed attempt at marxism wrapped in racism and the resultant neutering of a political party.


15 posted on 09/25/2011 7:37:53 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: no dems

Okay, I think I can get excited about the race now!

Great news indeed!


16 posted on 09/25/2011 7:38:33 AM PDT by lawley
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To: ASA Vet

Herman Cain one of the GOOD Memphians!


17 posted on 09/25/2011 7:39:59 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: ASA Vet

Herman Cain one of the GOOD Memphians!


18 posted on 09/25/2011 7:40:46 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Donnafrflorida
This time I have NO doubt Cain will take Obama to wood shed and have a landside victory.

After viewing this video I easily agree with you. Look at Bill Clinton's face as the video continues. Cain's got Clinton looking up at the ceiling and doinf math in his head.

Video: Herman Cain versus Bill Clinton (great watch!)

http://youtu.be/-WP5dYfBBzU

Imagine Cain debating Obama!

Can somebody post this video as its own thread? I would but just not sure of the category. News/Activism?

19 posted on 09/25/2011 8:04:53 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Support a mulatto ivy league imposter...

You forgot "descendant of slave owners"

Abraham Lincoln freed Cain's family from Obama's slave owning great-grandparents. Now Cain's going to free us from Obama.

20 posted on 09/25/2011 8:08:08 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Donnafrflorida

I posted the vid already


21 posted on 09/25/2011 8:19:55 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: ez
The story just states the facts, where is the badmouthing the texas dumbo part.
22 posted on 09/25/2011 8:22:10 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: tsowellfan

Badda bing!


23 posted on 09/25/2011 8:30:50 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: org.whodat

I agree that there was less bad-mouthing of Perry than there was failure to give Cain any credit. Here, I will paraphrase the article for you:

Can beat Perry. Perry Perry Perry, Perry Perry. Cain. Perry Romney. Romney Perry.


24 posted on 09/25/2011 8:31:24 AM PDT by Nick Danger (Pin the fail on the donkey)
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To: org.whodat
Well, certainly they used facts, but adjectives like "shaky", "disappointing" and "struggling" are used to describe Perry, while Cain is referred to as a "pizza executive." Let me rewrite the sentence to illustrate my point.

Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Herman Cain surprised rival Rick Perry with an upset victory on Saturday in a Republican presidential straw poll in Florida, more than doubling the tally earned by the Texas governor two days after outshining him in the debate.

Perry, leading in the polls for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination to run against Democratic President Barack Obama, was hoping for a victory in what was an early test of strength to solidify his lead among Republican voters, but was surprised by Mr. Cain's hard work amongst the actual straw poll voters.

Like that...

25 posted on 09/25/2011 8:41:48 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: Coldwater Creek; NautiNurse
The good news is that Cain has enough money to buy the votes in the Florida Straw Poll.

Funny, long-time FReeper Nauti Nurse was in Florida and she says the exact opposite - that Cain did not have free food or free trinkets. And that it was Cain's own strong showing in the leadups to the vote that won it for him.

So unless you can link to some kind of proof that Cain bought this straw poll in a Romney-eque manner, I'd say you pulled that opinion out of a place normally visited by doctors with flashlights.

26 posted on 09/25/2011 8:59:14 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: no dems

I was at the P5. Cain was on fire! Perry was toast after the debate you could feel it in the room.


27 posted on 09/25/2011 8:59:54 AM PDT by 352Bill
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To: 352Bill

A lot of posters on this forum have the staying power of a dandelion, shifting with each change in the political breezes.

Perry didn’t get to be a 10 year governor in Texas by giving up at the first sign of adversity or quitting after making a mistake.

IMO, the worst thing one can say about Cain is that he may have some serious adjustments going to DC and trying to make a difference there quickly.


28 posted on 09/25/2011 9:27:59 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (Proud to be a RINO.)
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To: Eagle Eye; All

IMO, the worst thing one can say about Cain is that he may have some serious adjustments going to DC and trying to make a difference there quickly.


That’s why he would rely on someone like Newt Gingrich, a fellow Georgian, to lead his transition team.


29 posted on 09/25/2011 12:07:27 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Coldwater Creek
The good news is that Cain has enough money to buy the votes in the Florida Straw Poll.

Please get your facts in order before posting false information. The only candidate at the Florida Presidency V who sought to influence delegate votes by purchase was Rick Perry. Perry invited every delegate to a breakfast Saturday morning. We didn't attend.

Herman Cain's meet and greet Friday night did not provide food or beverages. There was a water cooler in the back of the room. No free trinkets. Buttons, signs and t-shirts were for sale outside the room. Every last item was purchased by the large number of attendees.

30 posted on 09/25/2011 2:48:17 PM PDT by NautiNurse (=> RPOF delegate voted for Herman Cain. He's the dark horse candidate.)
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To: Donnafrflorida
Hi there--I've been following your posts about the events in Orlando. Chances are we brushed past each other somewhere along the way.

Herman Cain earned every straw poll vote he received yesterday. He campaigned relentlessly, earnestly and smartly. He is the Great Communicator. Ronald Reagan would be proud.

31 posted on 09/25/2011 2:55:03 PM PDT by NautiNurse (=> RPOF delegate voted for Herman Cain. He's the dark horse candidate.)
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