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Cain Fill Void in GOP
Forbes ^ | 5-12-11 | John Zogby

Posted on 05/12/2011 10:54:10 AM PDT by Brookhaven

Herman Cain’s stock is on the rise.

Only one in 10 Republican voters is buying Mitt Romney, but 30% are resigned to his being the nominee.

Party leaders, major donors and rank and file conservative voters all seem to be waiting for someone new and special they can enthusiastically support. That eagerness is apparent in the rise of Herman Cain from obscurity to a 14% second-place showing in our poll. All it took was one solid recitation of pro-business, anti-politician talk at last week’s South Carolina Republican presidential debate.

Conventional wisdom still believes Romney will be the nominee. Romney plans to outspend and outlast his opponents, and is going to Wall Street for much of his revenue. The Washington Post reports that Romney is taking advantage of the financial community’s unhappiness with President Barack Obama. “The approach also means that Romney probably would have far more money than any of his likely Republican primary challengers, none of whom has his deep connections to the financial world,” the Post wrote.

Romney’s challenge is convincing Tea Party conservatives they can trust him. Those voters are, for now, not strongly committed to any candidate. In our poll, the four candidates who would seem to best fit the beliefs of Tea Partiers (Palin, Bachman, Santorum and Gingrich) collectively received a total of just 15%.

I wonder if voters see some of these names, notably Trump, Palin, Gingrich, Bachman and perhaps Huckabee, as more interested in building their personal brands than being really serious about leading the nation.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.forbes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gop; hermanator; hermancain; romney

1 posted on 05/12/2011 10:54:20 AM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: Brookhaven

> Palin, Bachman, Santorum and Gingrich

Palin and Bachman I can see as being Tea Party faves, but not Santorum.

AND DEFIITELY NOT Nancy Pelosi’s Global Warming Couch Boy, Goongrinch.


2 posted on 05/12/2011 11:01:58 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: justsaynomore

PINGANATOR!!


3 posted on 05/12/2011 11:07:10 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I think I Cain...I think I Cain...I think I Cain...

Cain Train (Set to the O’jay’s Love Train)
People all over the America (everybody)
Join hands (join)
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The next stop that we make will be soon
Tell all the folks in Prussia, PA to Chino CA
Don’t you know that it’s time to get on board
And let this train keep on riding, riding on through
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Tell all the folks in New England, and Idaho, too
Please don’t miss this train at the station
‘Cause if you miss it, I feel sorry, sorry for you
Well
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People all over the world (Don’t need no tickets)
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People who can’t stand no more
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Start a Cain train, Cain train


4 posted on 05/12/2011 11:09:53 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Brookhaven
The odds of a black man getting elected as President other than Zero is not great..
Dingle Barry Obama hangs on to Uncle Sams ass..

Lady Liberty has also some hangers on.. but I will save you from those metaphors..

5 posted on 05/12/2011 11:13:36 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: K-oneTexas; Tucker822; Kartographer; freekitty; carmody; Dead Corpse; MsLady; Publius772000; ...

Pinging it forward (Thanks, Kartographer!)

___________

In case you haven’t heard - Herman Cain’s big announcement event/rally - Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, May 21st, High Noon! He won’t “tweet” his announcement like some (Newt) lol

If anyone wants Cain gear, the cheapest I’ve found is gopmall.com and I think the proceeds go to the campaign.


6 posted on 05/12/2011 11:13:59 AM PDT by justsaynomore ("Holding hands and singing kumbayah is not a foreign policy strategy!" - Herman Cain)
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To: Brookhaven

“deep connections to the financial world”

No thanks - that’s a negative as far as I’m concerned. I don’t want anybody with deep connections to any of the establishment entities.


7 posted on 05/12/2011 11:18:12 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Brookhaven

I’ve been telling my folks about Herman Cain & they watched the SC debate specifically to see him. Both of them were really impressed & would vote for him. It would be most interesting to see him square off with Obummer .... he has the stature & experience to do it & the personality/confidence to make Obummer look like the wet-behind-the ears empty suit that he is.


8 posted on 05/12/2011 11:20:19 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Obama: Empty suit inflated with the hot air of charm, charisma & bullsh*t. We can't afford 4 more.)
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To: Brookhaven

I love Cain....but what happens if he gets nominated and then picks Romney as his VP? Don’t laugh, he DID support Mitt in 2008, it could happen.

I guess I would just be consistent ‘08 to ‘12, in that I do not vote based on the VP, I vote (or not) based on the POTUS choices.


9 posted on 05/12/2011 11:24:27 AM PDT by Grunthor (The nomination of Herman Cain takes more than half the ammo away from the race hustlers)
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To: justsaynomore

I have a full acre pasture in front of my home, next to the road. I want a gigantic Cain for President sign in that pasture asap.


10 posted on 05/12/2011 11:27:05 AM PDT by Grunthor (The nomination of Herman Cain takes more than half the ammo away from the race hustlers)
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To: Grunthor
I love Cain....but what happens if he gets nominated and then picks Romney as his VP? Don’t laugh, he DID support Mitt in 2008, it could happen.

What happens if Sara Palin gets nominated, and picks John McCain has her VP? Don't laugh, she did support him in 2008, it could happen.

This type of speculation is useless. At best, it's just an attempt to attach a negative name to someone without any basis in fact. C'mon, let's stick to issues and facts.

11 posted on 05/12/2011 11:30:48 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Ron Paul is a RINO--Rational In Name Only)
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To: Grunthor
Imagine, if you will, a scenario in which Sarah Palin chooses NOT to run for POTUS but calls a major press conference to announce that she backs the candidacy of ...

Herman Cain!


The Hermanator

12 posted on 05/12/2011 11:33:30 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: Grunthor

But what if he picks John Bolton? He admittedly needs help with foreign policy who better? Herman cleans-up at home while sending John around the world to kick ass and take names!


13 posted on 05/12/2011 11:34:59 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Brookhaven

Cain should pick if nominated whomever will help him win.


14 posted on 05/12/2011 11:35:25 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Servant of the Cross

That would be amazing. And then he annouces that he appreciates the support but cannot make her Secretary of Energy because that department along with Education, Agriculture and HHS will no longer exists within 1 year.

I might have a waking wet dream if all of that were to happen.


15 posted on 05/12/2011 11:39:06 AM PDT by Grunthor (The nomination of Herman Cain takes more than half the ammo away from the race hustlers)
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To: Kartographer

“But what if he picks John Bolton? He admittedly needs help with foreign policy who better?”

That would be one heck of a pick.


16 posted on 05/12/2011 11:40:15 AM PDT by Grunthor (The nomination of Herman Cain takes more than half the ammo away from the race hustlers)
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To: Grunthor

Yeah, but he could name her Secretary of Interior. ;-)


17 posted on 05/12/2011 11:43:48 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

If he picks Bolton, we won’t vote for him, and I love Herman Cain. Bolton thinks we should be in about 20 more wars.


18 posted on 05/12/2011 11:52:48 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Pining_4_TX

You Can’t Please Everyone


19 posted on 05/12/2011 11:57:17 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: jagusafr
I don’t want anybody with deep connections to any of the establishment entities

Then you want no one because every single candidate has "deep connections" to either media, business or politics.

20 posted on 05/12/2011 12:37:18 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: Brookhaven

Cain was is a former FED chair who wants the FED to maintain it’s secrecy. He’s an elitist who supported TARP as well. No thx.


21 posted on 05/12/2011 1:12:21 PM PDT by Captain Steve
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To: Captain Steve
Cain was is a former FED chair who wants the FED to maintain it’s secrecy. He’s an elitist who supported TARP as well. No thx.

Can you tell me how to get on the mailing list for the Ron Paul campaign talking point of the day?

It would be nice to get a copy of the Ron Paul Alinsky play of the day before it is spread all over the internet.

What Cain actually said was he was indifferent to auditing the Fed. He didn't see a need for it, but he wouldn't block it either. If a bill came across his desk requiring the Fed be audited, he'd sign it.

How does that jive with your statement? It doesn't; your statement is blatenly false.

22 posted on 05/12/2011 1:33:46 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Ron Paul is a RINO--Rational In Name Only)
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To: Brookhaven

I’d like him to raise Cain and bring West in as his side-kick. True conservatives are NOT racists. I judge Cain not by the color of his skin but by the content of his character. Cain is a good man in my book and can count on my vote in the Primary and the General Election.


23 posted on 05/12/2011 2:20:11 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Servant of the Cross; justsaynomore
Imagine, if you will, a scenario in which Sarah Palin chooses NOT to run for POTUS but calls a major press conference to announce that she backs the candidacy of ... Herman Cain

It would not even cause me to raise an eyebrow. After all the water has run under the bridge, I think Sarah Palin will be fully content to be a King maker. I do not think the past couple of years have been planned to place her in a position to run for the White House. I feel that she knows the baggage that was piled upon her would exponentially grow with an ambitious announcement. I think she knows she will better serve as a foil for and trailblazer for another Conservative leader of her choosing.

If you look at all of the Herman Cain links that Justsaynomore has provided over time, you will see that Herman Cain has visited several thousands of grass-roots groups, formal dinners, strategic meetings, and every other advantageous soiree he could garner.

24 posted on 05/12/2011 9:03:11 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Captain Steve
Cain was is a former FED chair who wants the FED to maintain it’s secrecy. He’s an elitist who supported TARP as well. No thx.

You've gotta stop reading the lies the Pauliastas are posting around the Web.

25 posted on 05/12/2011 9:08:14 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: hosepipe

we don’t have a black man in the White House..he is diluted with milk


26 posted on 05/16/2011 10:31:07 AM PDT by paul revere is riding
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