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FReep This Poll: Can Herman Cain win the GOP presidential nomination?
POLITICO ^ | Oct. 14, 2011

Posted on 10/14/2011 9:59:19 AM PDT by Southnsoul

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1 posted on 10/14/2011 9:59:23 AM PDT by Southnsoul
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To: Southnsoul

I said NO. Was that the answer you were looking for?


2 posted on 10/14/2011 10:06:55 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Southnsoul

YES.....30%


3 posted on 10/14/2011 10:07:43 AM PDT by Kahuna
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To: Southnsoul

Waaayyy down on the lower right side. Poll needs serious freeping 30%Y vs. 53%N.


4 posted on 10/14/2011 10:08:11 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: Southnsoul

I wonder how important infrastructure is to a campaign any more. For someone without “infrastructure” he’s been doing remarkably well in straw polls. I say let Politico and their editorial staff (particularly Roger Simon, who recently called Cain a “dodo”) go ahead and continue to underestimate him. Cain finished college with a degree in math, yet he can effectively communicate what he knows to your average humanities student, an amazing talent.


5 posted on 10/14/2011 10:08:49 AM PDT by BuckyKat (Green = the new red)
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To: Southnsoul

This is a dumb poll. There are many polls out there saying that Cain is in the lead. So now we are having a poll about the polls? Dumb.


6 posted on 10/14/2011 10:10:23 AM PDT by frogjerk (Today is already the tomorrow which the bad economist yesterday urged us to ignore. - HAZLITT)
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To: Southnsoul

There are two types of people who can stop Cain from winning. Those who are told he can’t win and believe it. And those who get convinced by the media and the GOP that he’s a nut case.


7 posted on 10/14/2011 10:11:03 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Southnsoul

Be interesting to see if these theories about having a massive campaign infrastructure are real.

Campaigns spend millions on these consultants and local experts. The dogma is you “have to have them”.

If Cain wins there are going to be a whole lot of professional political consultants with serious egg on their faces.


8 posted on 10/14/2011 10:11:32 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Southnsoul

He better get the nomination, IF the GOP wants the WH back.

OR, they can shoot themselves in the foot AGAIN with Romney


9 posted on 10/14/2011 10:13:55 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Socialism means slavery." Lord Acton)
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To: BuckyKat
"I wonder how important infrastructure is to a campaign any more."

Well look at what the Tea Party did with virtually No infrastructure and hardly any money, it literally changed the political landscape of America.

Herman Cain who truly was until recently a virtual unknown had faith enough in himself to decide to run for President of the United States on his own. There was no Media hype/pressure/build-up about a possible run, there was no urging by members of the Party, no words spoken into his ear by party players, elites, beltway boys or pundits, not even a word of encouragement from the Republican Party of his home state only faith in himself. Now after months of being treated as being a inconsequential candidate the curious sideshow of a conservative black Republican, he is now in the top tier along with people of great party pull, of men with experienced political machines and the dollars to power them. He did that on his own with no help from anyone accept by his own. Now think what a man with faith in himself like that could accomplish if given the chance.

Now many are saying Cain hasn’t a chance with his little formal organization and even less money.

Well let me remind all of you of what a recent movement did with no formal organization and even less money, The Tea Party.

The Tea Party manage with both those weakness to go on and seriously change the political landscape and in doing so caused the Leftist members of govenment, ellitist of both political parties and media types to quake in fear of them and their rath and all done with only a minimum of formal organization and on a ‘shoe string’ budget.

That’s what sucessful AMERICANS do, what they have always done! It’s what makes us WINNERS! They start out with what they have and they MAKE IT WORK! They make it work because what they don’t have in manpower or money they make-up with brains, sweat, blood and last but most important faith.
10 posted on 10/14/2011 10:14:12 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Southnsoul

If my vote were the deciding one, he would. Otherwise, I don’t know.


11 posted on 10/14/2011 10:15:59 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Kahuna

YES now 35%. If the GOP listens to the people he will get nominated. If they don’t, then they mean nothing to the people and stand to lose the Senate and maybe the House.


12 posted on 10/14/2011 10:17:08 AM PDT by RC2
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To: BuckyKat
I wonder how important infrastructure is to a campaign any more. For someone without “infrastructure” he’s been doing remarkably well in straw polls. I say let Politico and their editorial staff (particularly Roger Simon, who recently called Cain a “dodo”) go ahead and continue to underestimate him. Cain finished college with a degree in math, yet he can effectively communicate what he knows to your average humanities student, an amazing talent.
Good points.
13 posted on 10/14/2011 10:18:31 AM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: Kartographer

Good post, #10. I like it.


14 posted on 10/14/2011 10:19:48 AM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: Southnsoul

He doesn’t have the infrastructure?....translation: He’s not a member of the East Coast Republican country club set...


15 posted on 10/14/2011 10:22:10 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Southnsoul

Nobody can win the nomination, according to FR posters....


16 posted on 10/14/2011 10:22:46 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: BuckyKat
“I wonder how important infrastructure is to a campaign any more.”

Without one you wont get on the ballot, or have anyone show up at the Caucus sites. Polls don't mean much if you aren't on the ballot. Time is running out to get that done.

17 posted on 10/14/2011 10:24:55 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Southnsoul

34%
No - He doesn’t have the infrastructure to mount a winning campaign.
49%
Maybe - It depends on what happens between now and the primaries.
15%
I’m not sure.
0%


18 posted on 10/14/2011 10:24:55 AM PDT by mark3681
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To: Southnsoul

I’d much rather see Santorum as the nominee, but Cain has an excellent shot at it.


19 posted on 10/14/2011 10:27:57 AM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: Kartographer
Well look at what the Tea Party did with virtually No infrastructure and hardly any money, it literally changed the political landscape of America.

Amen. That's exactly what I was thinking.

20 posted on 10/14/2011 10:28:02 AM PDT by BuckyKat (Green = the new red)
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To: Southnsoul

At best, Cain is a long long shot.

Can’t see the gop establishment allowing Herman to spoil their p*a*r*t*y. They have chosen Willard and anything less wouldn’t fit their neat plans.


21 posted on 10/14/2011 10:32:10 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: frogjerk

“a POLL ABOUT THE POLLS”
good point. Polls would not be polls without their
inherent tendency to descend into political cannibalism.
In fact, that’s what they’re all about.
The only thing that matters is what happens down the road.
If Romney is suffering “bloom-off-the-rose” this early, it’s going to be a bloody battle at the fork that exists
somewhere “down the road” when it’s clear they’re trying to
foist Romney on us.It’ll be, in effect, a new appearance of the Tea Party , twice as determined as the one that started
getting its mood together nearly three years ago.
MEANWHILE, the Left’s “Tea Party”, Occupy Thisandthat, is acting out in perfect confluence with everything Obama has been calling for all along: they are functioning as surrogates to the Obama Agenda, and are making few friends along the way. There seems to be NO way this could be helping Obama. But is ANYONE going to ask Obama or the leading Dem spokesmen to comment on the Occupy-ers?
It would seem to be a pertinent question they’d have a difficult time answering to their benefit, which is why
you’ll never hear it from the MSM. AND is any GOP candidate going to come out and bluntly address just who these people are and be bold enough to characterize them
in just the way I have above? Are the Dems waiting for the Republicans to make the first move, or vice versa, or both?????


22 posted on 10/14/2011 10:39:51 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
It's actually kind of funny to look at these polls that don't just ask a YES, NO, MAYBE, NOT SURE, but instead try to guide the poll-taker into a certain line of thought.

Just look at the YES and NO questions -- remove those words, and then read the result. You'll see the points that the poll-maker wants the poll-taker to get from reading the choices:

Can Herman Cain win the GOP presidential nomination?

(Yes) - He has obviously struck a chord with Republican voters. (in other words, he's a great salesman who has gotten peoples' attention)

(No) - He doesn't have the infrastructure to mount a winning campaign. (in other words, Herman can't win because he's just now ramping up his organization).


Thank you, poll-taker. You have just been reeducated. Next!
23 posted on 10/14/2011 10:51:17 AM PDT by TheCornerOffice
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To: TheCornerOffice

I vote NO. The Republican Elites have too much invested in the “status quo”.


24 posted on 10/14/2011 10:58:49 AM PDT by radioone ("2012 can't come soon enough")
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To: BuckyKat
I wonder how important infrastructure is to a campaign any more. For someone without “infrastructure” he’s been doing remarkably well in straw polls.

In the primaries, it is the interested Republicans who will go to the polls to vote. THEY are the ones seeking out information about candidates, or will listen to others when they are talking about candidates. As long as Herman Cain can keep the 'buzz' going, I don't think he necessarily needs an army of volunteers. If he is the nominee, there will be the party structure behind him, we hope.

25 posted on 10/14/2011 11:19:49 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Southnsoul

No way YES will ever win this poll. You have to account for liberals, Romney and Perry supporters (redundant, I know) voting NO.


26 posted on 10/14/2011 11:30:45 AM PDT by lwd
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To: Kartographer

Your #10 post was very good indeed!


27 posted on 10/14/2011 11:48:58 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Southnsoul

Can Herman Cain win the GOP presidential nomination?
Yes - He has obviously struck a chord with Republican voters.
37%
No - He doesn’t have the infrastructure to mount a winning campaign.
47%
Maybe - It depends on what happens between now and the primaries.
14%
I’m not sure.
0%

Theoretically, yes he can. Realistically, maybe not so much. Honestly, “it depends on wht happens between now & the primaries.”

Personally, I HOPE so; we need a CHANGE. ;-’)


28 posted on 10/14/2011 12:17:00 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: Southnsoul; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
Raisin' Cain!

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29 posted on 10/14/2011 12:41:53 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

All aboard the Cain train! Wahoo


30 posted on 10/14/2011 1:20:27 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

Yes 35%.

I’m on the Cain Train.


31 posted on 10/14/2011 3:01:06 PM PDT by Tigercap
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To: Southnsoul

35% Yes

48% No

6368 ?

Politico must have tanked Cain’s yes votes


32 posted on 10/14/2011 3:41:29 PM PDT by tubebender (She was only a whiskey maker, but I loved her still.)
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