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Gingrich mulls timing, Cain gets spotlight
Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | March 2, 2011 | Carla Caldwell

Posted on 03/02/2011 5:12:48 PM PST by justsaynomore

While former Georgia Sixth District Republican Congressman Newt Gingrich decides when he’ll make the expected announcement he’ll form an exploratory committee for the 2012 presidential race, Herman Cain, an already-presidential hopeful with Georgia ties is increasingly landing in the spotlight.

Cain, the conservative talk radio host and former Godfather’s Pizza executive, who in January announced formation of his exploratory committee, is making headlines this week in newspapers including the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, and on CNN.

Cain won the straw poll at a Tea Party Patriots conference over the weekend in Phoenix, and national media have taken notice. A Washington Post column says Cain’s win at the convention may be “a sign that his fledgling campaign may actually pack some punch in a key community heading into the 2012 vote.”

The WP column also notes that Cain received positive reviews in February following his “powerful and impassioned” speeches at the Conservative Political Action Conference, and in 2010 at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.

Most of the write ups do say, however, that although Cain has picked up steam he is sure to face strong competition. Those who will, or might, enter the race, include Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum and Tim Pawlenty, and there’s still time for more. But no matter what, the Washington Post column states, Cain’s rousing speeches will make him a crowd-pleaser - and even if he doesn’t win he could become “a Tea Party kingmaker.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: 2012; election; gingrich; hermancain

1 posted on 03/02/2011 5:12:50 PM PST by justsaynomore
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To: K-oneTexas; Tucker822; Kartographer; freekitty; carmody; Dead Corpse; MsLady; Publius772000; ...

Pinganator!


2 posted on 03/02/2011 5:14:14 PM PST by justsaynomore ( "We the people are still in charge of this country!" - Herman Cain)
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To: justsaynomore

Allen West’s speech did more for me than Cain’s.


3 posted on 03/02/2011 5:16:00 PM PST by grumpa (VP)
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To: justsaynomore

Go CAIN! I read today that Newt is throwing out hints of West as a VP. How about West/Cain. Screw the insiders.


4 posted on 03/02/2011 5:17:24 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: justsaynomore

I’ve got four words for Newt.

Don’t waste our time.


5 posted on 03/02/2011 5:18:08 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: justsaynomore
Cain is an interesting candidate. Conservative, with a strong resume, including plenty of business success, and of course the obvious - he doesn't look like Haley Barbour.

...I'm listening.

6 posted on 03/02/2011 5:19:47 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: justsaynomore

Wait which party is Newt considering running for?

Seems to me his policies are more in line with Obama, than most Tea Party Americans.


7 posted on 03/02/2011 5:22:17 PM PST by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: justsaynomore

No one is going to be elected President who gave his cancer-stricken wife divorce papers in her hospital room.

What a waste of time and money.


8 posted on 03/02/2011 5:23:47 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: tet68

Newt is so...yesterday.


9 posted on 03/02/2011 5:24:30 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

HE didn’t get that memo yet he is too busy writing books like the rest of them.


10 posted on 03/02/2011 5:26:35 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: justsaynomore

Cain seems like a boutique candidate to me. No shot.


11 posted on 03/02/2011 5:27:40 PM PST by Huck (On the list: Daniels, Trump, Gingrich, Huckabee; Off the list: Palin, Romney)
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To: justsaynomore

Right now Cain and Bachmann are the only candidates I am interested in.


12 posted on 03/02/2011 5:29:42 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: justsaynomore

Has a private citizen, who has never held public office or been a commanding general, been elected President?


13 posted on 03/02/2011 5:32:18 PM PST by Defend Liberty
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To: Defend Liberty

I don’t believe so. Good question.

West is very qualified. Cain would clean up the economy.
I do not want someone in there that wants to be or has been a nascar with their sponsors.

Can anyone truly Serve the people and not get bought?

The entire government needs laid off for good.
Dangle millions in front of someone and radical mobs own America.


14 posted on 03/02/2011 5:47:37 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: justsaynomore

Gingrich is __________. Please, please don’t run!!!


15 posted on 03/02/2011 6:01:25 PM PST by SootyFoot2
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To: justsaynomore
I have listened to Cain speak. He got my attention. Take the time to listen to him and then look at his record. He has accomplished much in his life and his experience would be a welcome change at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave
16 posted on 03/02/2011 6:21:28 PM PST by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: justsaynomore

You know Newt,in that commercial where you sat on that bench next to Nancy Pelosi, and mumbled all that Global Warming crap, you lost it. Save your money and don’t waste our time...cause it’s not going to happen.


17 posted on 03/02/2011 6:38:21 PM PST by Cacique500
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To: Defend Liberty
No. Herbert Hoover, mining engineer and one time secretary of commerce is about as close as you can come. William H Taft never held prior elected office, but was a gubmint critter in judgeships, cabinet offices and the like.
18 posted on 03/02/2011 6:41:58 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
No one is going to be elected President who gave his cancer-stricken wife divorce papers in her hospital room.

Precisely. Women will hate him once this becomes widely known.

He's also on his third wife. Might be ok for a RAT but not the GOP candidate.

19 posted on 03/02/2011 6:48:50 PM PST by freespirited (Truth is the new hate speech. -- Pamela Geller)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
"No one is going to be elected President who gave his cancer-stricken wife divorce papers in her hospital room. "

Didn't our last beloved candidate do the equivalent stunt with his injured wife? Yes, I do realize that the idiot didn't get elected President, but his history with his ex-wife wasn't an issue in the campaign at all.

20 posted on 03/02/2011 6:51:32 PM PST by matthew fuller (My list: Bachman, Barbour, Bolton, Cain, Liz Cheney, Daniels, DeMint, Inhofe, Palin, and Pawlenty .)
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To: matthew fuller

If you’re talking about Johnnie Edwards, he was a Democrat and their tom cat activity not only doesn’t count, it is considered resume enhancement.


21 posted on 03/02/2011 9:45:20 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: grumpa

West’s was much better. Herman might as well go home.


22 posted on 03/02/2011 10:24:19 PM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: justsaynomore

For what it’s worth, I heard just now that Newt’s expected to announce tomorrow something about checking the pulse on fundraising, although not yet announce an exploratory committee. But his status as Fox contributor is now suspended while he’s making up his mind.


23 posted on 03/02/2011 10:51:48 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: Defend Liberty

“Has a private citizen, who has never held public office or been a commanding general, been elected President?”

Has an anti-American, Muslim, radical, community organizer, Marxist non-citizen with zero records disclosed, been elected President?


24 posted on 03/02/2011 11:03:17 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: llandres
Has an anti-American, Muslim, radical, community organizer, Marxist non-citizen with zero records disclosed, been elected President?

BO/BS doesn't count. He is not President since he has not fulfilled the natural born citizenship requirement in Article 2 Section 1 of the Constitution.
25 posted on 03/03/2011 3:45:24 AM PST by Defend Liberty
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
How about West/Cain.

No, we need to get former Lt Gov. Abel Maldonado to run as VP with Herman Cain. The bumper sticker would be priceless.

26 posted on 03/03/2011 4:52:38 AM PST by The Theophilus (Pray for Obama (Psalms 109:8))
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To: justsaynomore

Beck is talking about Herman right now...

him winning the straw poll...


27 posted on 03/03/2011 6:32:36 AM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: eeevil conservative

Excellent!


28 posted on 03/03/2011 7:03:38 AM PST by justsaynomore ( "We the people are still in charge of this country!" - Herman Cain)
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To: Vigilanteman
"If you’re talking about Johnnie Edwards"

I thought that everyone here would know that my reference was to John McCain. He dumped his wife after she got severely injured in a car accident.

29 posted on 03/03/2011 8:55:33 AM PST by matthew fuller (My list: Bachman, Barbour, Bolton, Cain, Liz Cheney, Daniels, DeMint, Inhofe, Palin, and Pawlenty .)
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To: matthew fuller

I thought that everyone here would know that my reference was to John McCain. He dumped his wife after she got severely injured in a car accident.

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Carol_McCain

I see that all info regarding this shameful account has been scrubbed from John McCain’s wiki entry. It does redirect you to the above referenced page if you click on Carol Shepp.


30 posted on 03/03/2011 9:10:29 AM PST by matthew fuller (My list: Bachman, Barbour, Bolton, Cain, Liz Cheney, Daniels, DeMint, Inhofe, Palin, and Pawlenty .)
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To: matthew fuller
Thanks. I'd forgotten about that episode of McCain's life. But remember, he was an honorary Democrat as the endorsed primary pick of the New York Times and probably George Soros as well.

I don't remember it even being brought up by one of ObaMao's underlings in the presidential campaign. Do you?

31 posted on 03/03/2011 10:11:47 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman; LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

No, nor do I remember any republican challengers using it in the primary either. that was my point in my reply to LowTaxesEqualsProsperity’s post # 8.

“No one is going to be elected President who gave his cancer-stricken wife divorce papers in her hospital room.”


32 posted on 03/03/2011 10:54:37 AM PST by matthew fuller (My list: Bachman, Barbour, Bolton, Cain, Liz Cheney, Daniels, DeMint, Inhofe, Palin, and Pawlenty .)
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