Skip to comments.Cain Wins Near-Majority in Presidential Straw Poll of National Federation of Republican Women
Posted on 10/03/2011 5:28:48 AM PDT by Isara
KANSAS CITY, Mo. In a presidential straw poll taken at the National Federation of Republican Womens (NFRW) 36th Biennial Convention on Oct. 1, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain took a near-majority of the vote.
Cain received 48.9 percent of the 505 total votes cast, with Rick Perry placing a distant second and Mitt Romney placing third. The poll featured nine Republican presidential candidates.
Herman Cain 48.9%
Rick Perry 14.1%
Mitt Romney 13.3%
Newt Gingrich 12.5%
Rick Santorum 6.9%
Michele Bachmann 1.4%
Ron Paul 0.6%
Gary Johnson 0.4%
Jon Huntsman 0.2%
Each of these presidential candidates was invited to address the NFRW convention, which was held in Kansas City Sept. 29-Oct. 2. Cain, Gingrich and Santorum accepted the invitation and spoke on Oct. 1.
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Because I think a fair amount of people on here will never be happy. At least that’s my observation. They want a politician that is absolutely perfect. For politicians that aren’t running (Palin, etc.) they build up as perfect in their mind. Everyone else they tear down.
Only Cain, Newt and Santorum actually bothered to show up for the convention.
Did BOR try to toss the results and hand the victory to Mitt?
Romney wasn’t a candidate in 2004.
BTW, FR was overwhelmingly for Romney at the same time Cain was for Romney, so I will not hold that against him.
There is no such thing as a perfect candidate. People are not going to like 100% about someone who is actually going to win.
Cain has turned out to be a real shock to me...I actually want to vote for the guy.
48.9% are racist for supporting an Uncle Tom. The other 51.1% are racist for not supporting a black man.
The top thing I like about Cain is that he understands the need to “teach conservatism”.
Conservatism must be taught and learned.
Liberalism is “felt”, it’s the easy, default path.
I guess Cain is not their candidate, but their tactics against fellow FReepers (using lies, innuendo and half-truths out of context) have been over the top of proper protocol for this site.
I’m glad to see a poll of only those that are actually running.
Excellent comment and it deserves repeating:
“Herman Cain gave an honest answer to the question that was asked of him. In retrospect, his answer was not wise since he did not have all the information about the story — just like most FR posters. Cain is an honorable man, and I have no doubt that he will correct the record based upon more complete information”
(I would have said...like MANY FR posters of late...)
Good grief! She’s not even running and shouldn’t be included in this poll.
Easy answer ...they are Rick Perry supporters. Do a post check on their postings.
Herman Cains Enron-esque Disaster
Cain served on the board of directors throughout Aquilas ill-fated trading misadventure and the subsequent collapse of the companys retirement fund. In fact, he chaired the boards compensation committee, which, according to the lawsuit, had direct oversight of the push to get employees to invest more and more in Aquila stock. As chair of the compensation committee, Cain also saw fit to dole out $30 million in bonuses, not including stock options, to the top five execs at Aquila in 2002, with the companys stock plummeting. A month after the Kansas City Star reported on the hefty bonuses in July 2002, the company laid off 500 employees, and the losses to employees holding company stock had reached hundreds of millions of dollars.
As a board member, Cain wouldve had direct knowledge of Aquilas activities, says Fred Taylor Isquith, a New York attorney who litigated the employee class action. Asked if it was fair to place blame on Cain for the debacle at Aquila, Isquith replied, Yes, I believe it is.
I haven’t heard of any other “baggage” for Cain. We’ll see if this story matters.
I like your response. I don’t care for the “mushy middle” idea of never criticizing your opponent, but I believe one of the reasons Cain has been doing well is just that. Perry should take notice. He is wasting his time going after Romney. Romney is not moving beyond the 20%. As I understand it, the winner take all primaries of the past have been largely changed. A
I presume since Christie isn't running, it would also be meaningless if he wasn't on the ballot either. Heck, I'm not running - it's meaningless if I'm not on it.
Sarah hasn't announced. Until she does, having her on a ballot is meaningless.
We very well could have a brokered convention. Romney will now win under those circimstances.
NOT win. Romney will NOT win if the conventions is brokered.
That blew my mind. This was a national convention, for crying out loud. I'm not quite sure what to make of the other candidates. Seems to me they could have worked a national convention into their schedules somehow.
YEHAWWWW !!!! Cain is going to be the next President folks, Palin and Christie have ZERO chance, GO CAIN !!!