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Can Herman Cain win the Nomination?
The Ace of Spades ^ | 10/29/11

Posted on 10/30/2011 1:26:10 PM PDT by drewh

Can Cain Win the Nomination?

The Conventional Wisdom among pundits of all political persuasions -- Cain can't win, so we don't have to even pretend to take him seriously.

One small problem with the conventional wisdom -- Cain is polling at 30%, even 35%, is tied for the lead in two early-voting states, and well-positioned in a third.

I think the pundit class, by and large, is committing the crime of Aggravated Solipsism. They don't find Cain plausible or acceptable; ergo, he is not plausible or acceptable to a plurality of the Republican primary electorate and ergo he cannot, under any circumstances, win.

They seem to completely ignore the part about people getting to vote. And those people, when voting, expressing a different opinion on whether or not he is plausible or acceptable.

For what it's worth, I don't mean this to be a Cain Rules/Elites Drool thing. Well, I do mean it about the Elites drooling. They are incapable of seeing beyond their own biases. They listen only to themselves, to people expressing pretty much the same opinions they do.

Most of the party doesn't want Romney as their standard bearer. We know this from the fact that Romney does all the technical aspects of politicking right -- good debater, good ads, raises lots of money, strong organization, unified and relentless messaging from surrogates -- and yet can't rise any higher than 25% in polls

Point is, he can be nominated. People should start taking him very seriously -- and I mean that for good. If you're inclined towards him, well, you can draw succor from the idea he should be taken seriously.

And of course Cain raised $3 million in October alone, so he's got a fair amount of money and can start staffing up and so on

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1 posted on 10/30/2011 1:26:11 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Yes he Cain!


2 posted on 10/30/2011 1:29:12 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: drewh

He will if it comes down to my vote.


3 posted on 10/30/2011 1:29:22 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: drewh
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.

4 posted on 10/30/2011 1:30:39 PM 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: drewh

EARTH TO LAME STREAM MEDIA AND COUNTRY CLUB RINOS.

Romney is a flip flopping, Obamneycare architect failure waiting to happen.

Cain is smart, fearless, and principled.

IGNORE US AT YOUR PERIL!


5 posted on 10/30/2011 1:34:21 PM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: drewh

yes.


6 posted on 10/30/2011 1:34:33 PM PDT by ken21
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To: drewh

Obama set a low standard for POTUS candidates and Cain has no problem meeting that low standard.


7 posted on 10/30/2011 1:37:47 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: drewh

Obama set a low standard for POTUS candidates and Cain has no problem meeting that low standard.


8 posted on 10/30/2011 1:38:14 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Travis McGee

Good things are happening “behind-the-scenes” at Team Herman Cain. There IS a strategy and a plan. The campaign is pleasantly chaotic and folks are working very hard—many for the first time ever on a political campaign. Iowans are standing for Cain in bigger numbers than are being reported. Supporters are a bit concerned about his stance on abortion being unclear but they would vote for him TODAY if the election was held. There is a POSITIVE, happy and excited swell behind Herman. The MSM is going to EAT their words, mark mine! Join us on the Cain Train!


9 posted on 10/30/2011 1:46:56 PM PDT by Rona Badger (Heeds the Calling Wind)
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To: drewh

It’s actually said to be $5 million that Cain has raised in October.

He was raising $1 million a week until the smoking man video, and then they got $2 million in the week after that ad.


10 posted on 10/30/2011 1:47:04 PM PDT by BagCamAddict (Order 15 Herman Cain Yard Signs for $130: https://store.hermancain.com/orderform.asp?pid=20)
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To: drewh

Nomination?: Yes

Presidency?: Doubtful


11 posted on 10/30/2011 1:47:04 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Rona_Badger

I think Herman Cain is doing a GREAT service to this country. Candidates have had to bow down and kiss the ring of the people of Iowa for years in order to win Iowa. Now we have a man who has barely been there and he’s the front runner. Regardless of what happens, this country will be grateful to Cain for blasting the false notion that money and time has to be spent in Iowa.


12 posted on 10/30/2011 1:54:37 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: McGavin999

Exactly! And I’m adding 999 to my tag, too! I don’t know if you saw this one—okay, it’s a little “off color” but—I laughed so hard and I thought, if someone makes me laugh about politics right now, that HAS to be a good thing!

Fly Herman Cain Airlines: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_qsAXl05V0

Seriously, though, I have been studying the 999 plan and it WILL work if people take time to understand all aspects and not just repeat falsehoods. It’s amazing how people get 999% of their opinions from the dumping grounds of others!!


13 posted on 10/30/2011 2:01:20 PM PDT by Rona Badger (Heeds the Calling Wind 999% of the Time)
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14 posted on 10/30/2011 2:03:09 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: drewh

Nice to see Ace coming around. I stopped visiting his site after he fell like a teenage girl for Perry. It’s not seemly for a grown man to swoon over another man because he shot a coyote. It gave me a case of the icks, and I haven’t missed AoS in the meantime.


15 posted on 10/30/2011 2:04:03 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: drewh
Can Cain Win the Nomination?

Of course he can, seems like a silly question to ask.

16 posted on 10/30/2011 2:04:22 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: cruise_missile

Yes, we Cain! If enough people support Herman with contributions and vote for him in the primary, he WILL win, regardless of what the GOP Establishment in DC thinks. I made my contribution to Cain today, have YOU?


17 posted on 10/30/2011 2:06:04 PM PDT by kgrif_Salinas
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To: drewh

I the MSM wanted to me win as bad they want Romney to win,I’d quit and concede failure.


18 posted on 10/30/2011 2:11:47 PM PDT by WriteOn (Truth)
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To: drewh

Nomination?: Yes..... and no. He could certainly win, but he could lose in a heartbeat. Two months ago Bachmann was on top, then it was Perry. Heck, a few months ago, I would have bet the farm on Palin.

Presidency?: Maybe, but unlike some, I REFUSE to underestimate Obama and his criminal loons. MSM and the rest of the traitors are trying to kill this country and they will stop at nothing to accomplish their mission.


19 posted on 10/30/2011 2:28:58 PM PDT by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~... leaning for Newt 2012..."Save a pretzel for the gas jets.")
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To: drewh

My first election I voted for a guy that people said couldn’t with the nomination.

Fellow named Ronald something.

Nowadays, those folks who were naysayers back then say they knew he was gonna be nominated all along.

Some things don’t change.


20 posted on 10/30/2011 2:37:39 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: kgrif_Salinas

Yes I Cain.

Going to send in $9.99!


21 posted on 10/30/2011 2:39:53 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: KeyLargo
He does, however have a far better shot than either of the Romney/Perry twins, for for whom unreplacably large sectors of the base won't vote.
22 posted on 10/30/2011 2:41:13 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: drewh

Of course he can win.

If not, why is Rove, who is the hitman for the GOP elites hiding in the shadows, trashing him so often?

The fact that Toyko has been trashing him on TV, shows the people Rove works for are afraid of Cain.


23 posted on 10/30/2011 2:48:11 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: drewh

It will be Romney/Cain.


24 posted on 10/30/2011 2:48:28 PM PDT by livius
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To: drewh
"Can Herman Cain win the Nomination?"

A question that gives nightmares to Establishment Republican Talking Heads (Repubics)

25 posted on 10/30/2011 2:53:15 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: drewh

The only way Cain does not win the nomination is if Perry, Bachmann, Newt & Santorum stay in the race past first 3 primaries. That scenario gives the flip flopper to eek out wins in initial primaries and build the momentum.

Don’t get me wrong, I would be quite happy with either Perry, Bachmann or Newt getting the nomination. But I would be sad if they keep dividing the more conservative votes, clearing the path for Romney.


26 posted on 10/30/2011 2:53:48 PM PDT by federal__reserve (Perry is a good man but his one on one debates with Obama keeps me awake at nights.)
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To: onyx; TheConservativeParty; NoGrayZone; BenKenobi; Kartographer; justsaynomore; MNJohnnie; ...
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27 posted on 10/30/2011 3:03:06 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Rona_Badger

Thanks Rona. I’m “in”. Please let me know how I can help. I’ve already donated but want to do more. I’m a “boots on the ground” kinda volunteer. MM


28 posted on 10/30/2011 3:31:45 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (I'll take a Godfathers pizza with the works!)
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To: federal__reserve

It’s time for Bachmann to drop out and support Herm.


29 posted on 10/30/2011 3:32:50 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (I'll take a Godfathers pizza with the works!)
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To: drewh

He is going to win. The support is over-whelming. Sorry Texas, Rick Perry is better in Austin. Romney dudes, your time here is limited.


30 posted on 10/30/2011 3:36:58 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: drewh

31 posted on 10/30/2011 3:46:27 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: eyedigress

And today, even Brit Hume dissed romney and said he was over his flip-flopping limit a long time ago and this week, he surpassed it to the point where it is unforgivable...first for throwing John Kasich under the bus then trying to take it back, then on manmade global warming.


32 posted on 10/30/2011 3:46:28 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: drewh

YES


33 posted on 10/30/2011 3:54:26 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: drewh

“Can Cain Win the Nomination?”

Conservatives need to have someone besides Romney win the nomination. Since Palin has dropped out it appears Cain and Perry with Newt as the VP would be a strong possibility. I could support either, but with his interview today Perry is getting a second wind.


34 posted on 10/30/2011 4:02:06 PM PDT by Balata (It's 'WE THE PEOPLE' Obama, not 'WE THE SHEEPLE'!)
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To: KeyLargo

“Nomination?: Yes

Presidency?: Doubtful”

Do you really believe -Rs would vote for him in primaries and then switch to a -D in the general election? I firmly believe he would draw a big block of -D from 0!


35 posted on 10/30/2011 8:39:43 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (When every candidate is running in last place, everyone is in first place.)
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To: drewh; ntnychik; dixiechick2000

I think the pundit class, by and large, is committing the crime of Aggravated Solipsism.

36 posted on 10/31/2011 12:56:06 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

Question is moot now.

Cain is toast.

Herman Cain’s Day Of Damage Control (The Note)

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/10/herman-cains-day-of-damage-control-the-note/


37 posted on 10/31/2011 5:41:24 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

“Cain is toast.”

Don’t bet on it.


38 posted on 10/31/2011 10:59:46 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (When every candidate is running in last place, everyone is in first place.)
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To: Mountain Mary

Cool, Mary! Send me a PM and I will give you some info!!


39 posted on 10/31/2011 12:31:38 PM PDT by Rona Badger (Heeds the Calling Wind 999% of the Time)
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