Skip to comments.Herman Cainís got poll numbers. But Rick Perry raising TONS of cash
Posted on 10/06/2011 8:39:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
On Wedesday, we took a closer look at Herman Cain, who is spiking in recent polls and taking a lot of his newfound support from Texas Guv Rick Perry. Flavor of the week, as Sarah Palin refers to her pal, Herb Caen.
But Herb would trade in all those temporal poll numbers for what Perry has: Lots of cold, hard campaign contributions. Perry will report $17 mi miiiiiiiiiiiiiilllion in contributions over the past three months. Thats $17 million in 49 days and THAT keeps Perry as an A-list candidate who can afford (for now) bad debate performances and a near-endless stream of bad stories. All those California fundraisers surely helped. Hes even swiped some Mitt Romney donors in the Golden State.
His closest competition: Romney, who will announce between $11 and $13 million before the federal campaign finance forms are due Oct. 15.
Next up: Dr. Rep. Ron Paul winner of the California GOP straw poll who took in $8 million from 100,000-plus donors or five times as many as Perry.
And what about Herb? Well, a new CBS poll out Wednesday shows that hes tied for first place with Romney at 17 percent apiece. Whos in first place? Undecided at 18 percent. His fundraising? Uh .still waiting on that. Shh. Dont interrupt Herb: Hes on book tour.
So what does that get him? Hes got little operation in Iowa, the first caucus state. If he doesnt get off the ground there, its going to be that much tougher in New Hampshire. And you cant retail-campaign in a massive, populous state like Florida, which comes up shortly thereafter. If hes serious about this leader-of-the-free-world job interview, Herb needs to put down the book, pick up the phone and raise some cash.
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If Cain does sell out for the VP slot, let him sell out to Perry.
In the final analysis its VOTES that count. (Or who counts the votes)
Ford spent hundreds of millions promoting the Edsel. The simple fact is that when you have an incredible bad product, no amount of money will move the needle.
My guess is, at this point, the same Establishment bastards who are contributing to Romney’s campaign are ALSO contributing to Perry. The goal is to keep a single viable conservative from getting too far up there to challenge their boy Romney.
Plain and simple.
Wow, now there’s a great reason for supporting a candidate, he’s got money!
Perry is still an Open-Borders fraud.
Or their boy Perry.
We can have any flavor we want as long as it is RINO.
Why does everyone in the MSM seem to think that Rick Perry is just going to buy this nomination?
It’s all relative.
Perry spent $2 million on the straw poll in Florida.
Cain spent $2500 on the straw poll in Florida.
Given his history, I believe Cain will be able to do more with his $2 mil than Perry with his $17 mil.
It was the message, and the man, not the money that is making people sit up and take notice.
If mony could buy elections, Ross Perot would have been a two-term president, not Bill Clinton.
Why does Cain need so much money, since everyone’s voting for him anyway?
No question Perry is better connected to the establishment and their money, but Cain has the Tea Party, or a good deal of it. Soon Cain will be squared off with Romney, and the rest of the Tea Party will get behind him.
Some of Sarah’s supporters will need a few days to shake off the disappointment, but they are in this fight to save America, and that will help Herman Cain.
I assume you are referring to Obama
My tea party congressman was elected despite raising less than half the money raised by the democrat incumbent.
Herman just got my 20 bucks.
born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
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
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!
OK.......the mitt bots are out in force telling us to “compromise” once again.....well, here is as far as i will compromise... Perry, Cain or Cain, Perry.... no mcromneys...or gingriches... or anyone named bush...
With Palin out, it is between one of these two for me.
Cain sounds better, but probably Perry will be stronger.
“It was the message, and the man, not the money that is making people sit up and take notice.”
Consistency too. There seems to be no “I was for that before I was against it” from Cain.
Cain has already telegraphed who he will support when his money runs out.
He said it plainly and it went right over everyone’s head because he was attacking Perry and they liked that.
Herman Cain has no campaigns set up in very many states and has no money to do that.
Herman Cain knows this but will stay in the campaign until the last day and keep attacking Perry. His campaigne may even find some donatins to keep him going to the end.
I heard last nite on Hannity that all the Christie money will now go to Romney.
(from a woman who said she has inside knowledge)Can’t remember her name.
People don’t invest big bucks to a candidate who is only acting as a spoiler.
Herman Cain can’t win and has told you he is going to support Romney when his money runs out. Duh
Yes, HC might “sound” better but has never been tested in the political arena. No record to check and no experience on anything except running a business.
Could he lead a military? Perry has been in the military and also has commanded the state’s national guard and the Texas Rngers. What’s Cain’s record?
Could it be immigration? Sure Cain “sounds” better to you but has he ever had to deal with immigration in his whole life? I am sure some illegals can be found and will be shone to you working in his Burger King and pizza parlors.
How about workig with other states for Republican priciples? Rick Perry was the head of the Reublican Governors Association. That is where the real grass roots begins.
Yes, everyone. Cain is “sounding” good. But with a very thin resume and no record in public office, he will be a hard sell on the national stage.
No one knows this any better than Herman Cain. Read all his stuff and you will see that he is after Rick Perry.
No real large donors. They are all commmitted. The last holdouts went for Romney when Christi said no.
Why didn’t the big donors jump on the Cain train when they saw his numbers going up? No one invests in an unproven candidate.
He has a thin resume and no track record as a political candidate and One loss.
Not saying that disqualifies him but am saying that’s why he can’t win.
Those votes don’t mean anything without the grass roots support in the states. He has no campaign at all in a lot of states.
Maybe you have a million to float him?
If he gets there.
Maybe it would have been better to go for a lesser office or maybe run a charity or have some record in the public arena so as to prove himself before he went for the big enchilada?
He has sold you on red meat rhetoric and not on a proven record.
I just love you party hacks... got your talking points all ready.
Have you ever wondered why Cain is attacking Perry and not Romney?
And Cain has had leanings towards establishment types like Romney for quite some time. Cain would certainly not turn down a VP spot with Romney. Of that you can be sure. And Cain is going out of his way to attack Perry.
In other words, “Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it!”
I’m in Virginia and never worked in a campaign before and don’t now.
I looked at all the candidates on the stage and picked Perry as the best one to beat Obama.
I really loved Cain as an advocate but didn’t pick him because he had no record for me to judge.
He was so lovable up until he won the straw poll - been going after Perry ever since. Never any attacks on Romney except low key.
Cain supporters look at the mess were in and what do we see?
Liberals and Bush haters look at Perry and who do they see?
George W. Bush. You don’t think Perry would galvanize people to come out and vote against him who would otherwise sleep through election day?
Cain was in the military. Cain is a successful executive. He wants to seal the borders. He wants to revamp the tax code. He has that sunny, optimistic, pro-American outlook we need.
Palin supporters were looking for an anti-establishment candidate who will run a grass roots campaign. Well, they still have one—Herman Cain.
Yeah. Keep trying. Like I said, got those talking points all together. Seen a few of you today alone, all parroting the same thing. As I pointed out earlier, no different than the LSM parroting the talking points of the democrats day in and day out.
I should start doing a FR montage of all of you:
Can’t raise money
Hasn’t held public office
And your new one: just in it to bring down Perry (which is REALLY odd since he was in before Perry).
“Why does Cain need so much money, since everyones voting for him anyway?”
Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are...
Very true. He needs to show he's serious.
Put the book tour on hold, Herman, and start campaigning like a frontrunner, NOW!
Also, tell him that he should start attacking Romney - his other opponent - the one who is really scary.
It would be interesting to enter the Cain supporter’s mind and see how they reason that.
Only answer is they hate Perry much more than they fear Romney.
Have you also noticed that they carried the nasty tone from the Palin threads to the Perry threads and they protect Cain like they did their patron saint? Things will remain ugly around here, you can be sure of that.
The last 3 you mentoned at least have a record to judge them by.
But if serving up red meat is your criteia, I guss you got your man. Just don’t forget to listen closely because he has given out lots of clues where his support will go.
But maybe you are one of the ones who thinks Romney is not so bad?
I believe you but am confused how you dont see that Cain is aligned with Romney and will give hiis endorsement of him should he bow out. He will also accept Romney’s invitation to be his VP candidate but not Perry according to his recent statements.
I find that troublimg. You may not love Perry but you have to know he’s far far from being a Romney.
Actually, with all of that money...with Mitt falling behind Cain, look for Mittens to do an end run around Cain by bringing Perry on board.
My biggest fear, because even when conservatives do well, the E has this option.
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