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Herman Cainís got poll numbers. But Rick Perry raising TONS of cash
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/06/2011 | Joe Garofoli

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. That’s $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. He’s 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 he’s tied for first place with Romney at 17 percent apiece. Who’s in first place? “Undecided” at 18 percent. His fundraising? Uh….still waiting on that. Shh. Don’t interrupt Herb: He’s on book tour.

So what does that get him? He’s got little operation in Iowa, the first caucus state. If he doesn’t get off the ground there, it’s going to be that much tougher in New Hampshire. And you can’t retail-campaign in a massive, populous state like Florida, which comes up shortly thereafter. If he’s 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: draftbobmcdonnell; heartless; hermancain; potus; primaries; rickperry
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1 posted on 10/06/2011 8:39:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
The Romans had a saying, gold will not always get you good soldiers, but good soldiers can always get you gold. Same with poll numbers. If your polls stay high, the money will come flowing in. But Trump, Perot and other big money guys all proved to be a flash in the pan.

Money is like a big bank of speakers at a concert. If you are singing a song people like it helps to bring in the crowd. If nobody likes the tune, it just annoys a larger number of people faster.
2 posted on 10/06/2011 8:52:02 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Cain does sell out for the VP slot, let him sell out to Perry.


3 posted on 10/06/2011 8:52:38 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: SeekAndFind

In the final analysis its VOTES that count. (Or who counts the votes)


4 posted on 10/06/2011 8:53:16 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


5 posted on 10/06/2011 8:53:53 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


6 posted on 10/06/2011 8:54:40 AM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow, now there’s a great reason for supporting a candidate, he’s got money!

Perry is still an Open-Borders fraud.


7 posted on 10/06/2011 8:55:25 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SeekAndFind
Wonderful, it is a big red flag pointing to the crony capitalist. Perry, jumping up and down, saying put your bid in here.
8 posted on 10/06/2011 8:56:35 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: ZULU
The goal is to keep a single viable conservative from getting too far up there to challenge their boy Romney.

Or their boy Perry.

We can have any flavor we want as long as it is RINO.

9 posted on 10/06/2011 8:58:07 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why does everyone in the MSM seem to think that Rick Perry is just going to buy this nomination?


10 posted on 10/06/2011 9:00:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


11 posted on 10/06/2011 9:03:58 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

If mony could buy elections, Ross Perot would have been a two-term president, not Bill Clinton.


12 posted on 10/06/2011 9:04:35 AM PDT by RichInOC (TBA 2012.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why does Cain need so much money, since everyone’s voting for him anyway?


13 posted on 10/06/2011 9:06:31 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (Boehner, you deal making THUG B@st@rd!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


14 posted on 10/06/2011 9:10:05 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Lauren BaRecall

LOL.


15 posted on 10/06/2011 9:11:49 AM PDT by VicVega
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To: Vigilanteman

Bingo


16 posted on 10/06/2011 9:15:33 AM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: bwc2221

I assume you are referring to Obama


17 posted on 10/06/2011 9:25:12 AM PDT by BobinIL
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To: pallis

My tea party congressman was elected despite raising less than half the money raised by the democrat incumbent.


18 posted on 10/06/2011 9:26:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (MLB Playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2786167/posts)
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To: SeekAndFind

Herman just got my 20 bucks.


19 posted on 10/06/2011 9:26:33 AM PDT by RightInEastLansing
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To: SeekAndFind
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!

20 posted on 10/06/2011 9:31:08 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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