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Cain momentum continues; South could be key
AP/YahooNews ^ | 10/29/11 | SHANNON McCAFFREY

Posted on 10/29/2011 1:09:58 AM PDT by Kartographer

Herman Cain's rise in the polls appears to be no fluke. Unlike some other Republican presidential contenders who have flamed out fast after auditioning as the conservative antidote to Mitt Romney, Cain is still riding high atop public opinion surveys. "They said I was the flavor of the week," the Georgia businessman said at an appearance Friday on a campaign swing through Alabama. "But four weeks later the Cain campaign still tastes good!" Cain lacks the money and organization of his top-tier GOP competitors. But, so far, he's survived several high-profile campaign blunders and an onslaught of attacks on his signature 9-9-9 tax overhaul plan. And despite the sudden rise to the top tier of the GOP, Cain is still doing things his own way.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; cain4america; frontrunner; hermancain; ournominee2012; patriotcain; rinos4dnc; rinos4rinos; shuckyducky; steamroller; unstoppable
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"There's a new sheriff in town boys and he's a rais'n CAIN!"

1 posted on 10/29/2011 1:10:04 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: BenKenobi; justsaynomore

PINGINATOR!


2 posted on 10/29/2011 1:10:38 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Imagine him debating Obama? It’d be the highest-rated debate ever, and Obama’s numbers would drop like a rock the day after.

The phoniness of Obama shrivels when put up to someone genuine.


3 posted on 10/29/2011 1:17:06 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Soetoro is a blathering moron without his teleprompter. Cain will be eating his lunch.


4 posted on 10/29/2011 1:22:31 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Kartographer
But, so far, he's survived... an onslaught of attacks

Such as this article. Can you imagine how much the MSM would love Cain if he were an Obamist?

5 posted on 10/29/2011 1:29:21 AM PDT by iowamark (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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To: Kartographer
Here's the secret to Cain's success:

And despite the sudden rise to the top tier of the GOP, Cain is still doing things his own way.

If he had relied on mainstream consultants, they would have sunk him by now; instead, Cain has followed an unorthodox path which every expert will tell him is crazy

6 posted on 10/29/2011 1:30:17 AM PDT by stormhill
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To: iowamark

LOL. “Such as this article”.... you’re right!


7 posted on 10/29/2011 1:31:36 AM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Kartographer; South40

Pingatator repeat... all-righty then!!!!


8 posted on 10/29/2011 1:31:47 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Kartographer; South40

sorry... pinginator... sorry for the ping a tator...


9 posted on 10/29/2011 1:34:07 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Kartographer
Who said it first?

"It's just a protest vote."

All MSM and FOX.

Herman Cain is genuine.

10 posted on 10/29/2011 1:34:51 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: antceecee

The GOP is going to nominate another DEWM. Yup, I can see that formula working like a charm next November!


11 posted on 10/29/2011 1:35:11 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: antceecee
ping a tator

lol
12 posted on 10/29/2011 1:35:44 AM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: Kartographer
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!

Click on the cane.

13 posted on 10/29/2011 1:37:12 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: Kartographer

Go Cain Go!

Black Walnut seems to be a keeper.


14 posted on 10/29/2011 1:40:15 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ya don't tug on supermans cape/ya don't spit into the wind...and ya don't speak well of Mitt to Jim!)
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To: stormhill

His Southern strategy is a workable one. I expect Slick Willard to win NH because he’s well known in the New England market. But his brand of politics and then there’s the fact he’s a Mormon don’t play well down South. It makes no sense for Cain to invest a lot of time and effort where he can’t win.


15 posted on 10/29/2011 1:40:35 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Rudder

Well this is one doggone big protest. Who wouldn’t?


16 posted on 10/29/2011 1:40:59 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ya don't tug on supermans cape/ya don't spit into the wind...and ya don't speak well of Mitt to Jim!)
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To: Rudder

If it was just a protest vote, as some contended, Cain would not have seen this rise in the polls.


17 posted on 10/29/2011 1:41:28 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelected Obama.)
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To: newzjunkey

Conservatives can coalesce around Cain or Bachmann. That’s the only way to defeat Romney. If they split their vote again, Romney will win the nomination.


18 posted on 10/29/2011 1:43:13 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: stormhill

Also, of the field of declared contenders, Cain is the only non politician. It’s awfully hard to pin dirty politics accusations on someone who has never been a politician. In that sense he comes in now with a cleaner slate than Barack Obama did in 2008.


19 posted on 10/29/2011 1:43:15 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ya don't tug on supermans cape/ya don't spit into the wind...and ya don't speak well of Mitt to Jim!)
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To: goldstategop

Romney should win NH and Nevada easily. Cain shouldn’t put any more effort than necessary required to hit top 2-3 in those states. Romney might win Iowa. South Carolina and Florida are the non-Romney vote’s biggest early opportunities to win states.


20 posted on 10/29/2011 1:46:10 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelected Obama.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

That’s part of what’s been driving his success. He’s not a part of the establishment, he’s running against it and his pro-growth economic proposals have helped him establish credibility. All that the politicians offer is more of what voters have heard in the past.


21 posted on 10/29/2011 1:46:17 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Bachmann faded faster than I thought she would. What is it that gives Cain a more commanding presence? It’s undeniable that he has it. But their policies were not that dissimilar.

Anyhow, Bachmann might be wise to throw her support to Cain without letting things drag on for months first. Cain might return the gesture by nominating her as the veep.


22 posted on 10/29/2011 1:47:05 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ya don't tug on supermans cape/ya don't spit into the wind...and ya don't speak well of Mitt to Jim!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

You want to balance the party’s wings. Whoever wins the nomination is going to end up nominating a candidate acceptable to the other wing. We’re going to end up with a RINO on the ticket. Even Reagan did it with Bush.


23 posted on 10/29/2011 1:50:50 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Of course that’s up to Cain and he might defy the conventional wisdom again. Actually I hope he does, because he’s spoken well of the Waffle Hut and if he wants a RINO... it’s uncomfortably possible. Yes, Mitt.


24 posted on 10/29/2011 1:53:12 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ya don't tug on supermans cape/ya don't spit into the wind...and ya don't speak well of Mitt to Jim!)
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To: newzjunkey

He would have leveled off, because, while there are many Conservatives pissed at the GOP, they aren’t the majority.

He has some genuine supporters. And if Cain had some severe skeletons, Romney or Perry would have found them by now.


25 posted on 10/29/2011 1:53:31 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Spot on. If I was Bachmann’s advisor, that is precisely what I’d suggest she do.


26 posted on 10/29/2011 1:54:27 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Kartographer
Good! But I'm a racist, because I don't support the DNC plantation blacks. Tough sh*t.

I was saying it back some months ago:
Cain to Erase Obama Pain.
Cain/Allen; Hope for National Pride Again.

I could go on...

27 posted on 10/29/2011 1:55:59 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever.)
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To: Kartographer; BenKenobi; TheConservativeParty; NoGrayZone; justsaynomore; MNJohnnie; PhilDragoo; ...

"There's a new sheriff in town boys and he's a rais'n CAIN!"


28 posted on 10/29/2011 1:56:37 AM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Kartographer; BenKenobi

Copied your post, to ping the Cain-Train.. best I could do.
Good night.


29 posted on 10/29/2011 2:00:31 AM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: onyx

;~ )!


30 posted on 10/29/2011 2:01:54 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: goldstategop

RINOs are the right wing of the Democrap Party.
Let them cater to it.

Cain should nominate a Ryan or a Bachmann, someone AT LEAST as solid as he is.
The rest are cabinet fodder, at best.


31 posted on 10/29/2011 2:03:45 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
What is it that gives Cain a more commanding presence?

Bachmann was press bombed with a series of apparent gaffes, most of which could survive scrutiny if you got past sound byte politics. The MSM along with some other candidate's supporters somehow branded her as stupid, and her credibility has suffered. From there, it has been easy for the MSM to push her off to the side.

It remains a powerful tactic to brand someone a 'kook' or 'dumb', and the media were happy to jump on any chance to do so, as was the GOP establishment.

32 posted on 10/29/2011 2:04:34 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: antceecee

Hey, sweetest GF!
I’m happy I spotted you, right before I put my computer machine to sleep!
Good night!!!


33 posted on 10/29/2011 2:04:37 AM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: newzjunkey

Not so fast... Romney only has 25% in all polls... It does not grow... While Cain is picking up the Conservative votes..

So as the candidates drop Cain picks up all their voters while flip flop Romney remains the same.

This is the election of the Tea Party and another John McCain type flip flop Romney ain’t going to cut it.

Rest assured if the Republican elite manage to get that Liberal Romney in there will be a third party candidate.

It will also be the beginning of the end of the Republican party. They have sold conservatives and everyone knows it.


34 posted on 10/29/2011 2:04:47 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: ASA Vet

That’s GOOD!


35 posted on 10/29/2011 2:05:06 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Bachmann sometimes comes across as a Barbie doll in some of her statements.

Add to that her tendency to get severe migraines. If the SHTF, in terms of Iran, Russia or China, you can’t have the president down because of a sudden headache.

Her statement that gays can change was politically unwise. It may be scientifically valid, which it is, but it’s not politically correct. It comes across as moonbatlike.

I personally think she should stay as a congressman. That’s where she’s most useful, imo.


36 posted on 10/29/2011 2:05:50 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: onyx

Hey hey.. sweet dreams!


37 posted on 10/29/2011 2:09:37 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: newzjunkey
If it was just a protest vote, as some contended, Cain would not have seen this rise in the polls.

Precisely.

38 posted on 10/29/2011 2:09:58 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Bachmann simply isn’t up to the job. That’s really all there is to it. It’s not just about agreeing on the issues—which is of course required. But I know plenty of people who have the right positions on the issues, but I sure wouldn’t want them in the White House.

Cain has the intellect, the personality, the character for the job—it’s something a person HAS or DOES NOT HAVE. You can’t hope someone to have, or want someone to have it because you really really want her to have it to show Chris Matthews up, or because we would love to have a conservative woman nominee.

I had such hopes for Bachmann, but she has demonstrated that while she may have character and be on the right side of the issues, she has neither the intellect nor the personality to handle the job. She babbles, she goes off on tangents, she goes on Leno and just deflates.

Cain simply HAS the qualities required. We don’t have to cringe and hope he beats this one or that one. I have taken exception to some things he’s said, he’s been unprepared for certain questions, he isn’t perfect in some interviews, he’s stumbled from time to time...

But none of that matters. One can have flaws without being fatally flawed. None of the errors he’s made have been ones that can’t be fixed easily, and they are for the most part about presentation on TV. Who cares?

He has it, she doesn’t. It’s that simple.


40 posted on 10/29/2011 2:14:38 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Well this is one doggone big protest. Who wouldn’t?

Karl Rove and/or country clubs, and establishment (WTF) forces...

42 posted on 10/29/2011 2:15:20 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Cain could beat Obama with a teleprompter tied behind his back! lol


43 posted on 10/29/2011 2:15:41 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Netizen

Are you delusional or just a Perry troll?


44 posted on 10/29/2011 2:21:12 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Well put.


45 posted on 10/29/2011 2:24:32 AM PDT by tal hajus ("Thank you sir. May I have another?" GOP)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
RINOs are the right wing of the Democrap Party.

Much to your credit, that's about correct.

They do not comprehend grass roots, tea party...

46 posted on 10/29/2011 2:24:42 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Netizen

Apologize... sorry misread your post.. as Cain couldn’t beat Obie... blaming my dog Sparky for bothering me while I’m reading FR... ; ) Okay... sorry Sparky... your Momma is just not paying attention... ; )


47 posted on 10/29/2011 2:25:00 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: antceecee

Hoe does being a Cain supporter equal being a Perry troll???


48 posted on 10/29/2011 2:27:30 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: antceecee

Now, Perry and Obama, there’s a Saturday Night Live skit in there somewhere! That would either be the most boring debate or the most hilarious!


49 posted on 10/29/2011 2:29:28 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: newzjunkey

That video you have been linking was uploaded onto Youtube directly from rawstory.com. Rawstory.com is a blocked site. Rawstory.com is not welcome on Free Republic. Your posts will be removed.


50 posted on 10/29/2011 2:29:53 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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