Skip to comments.Now, somebody tell me Herman Cain can't win! (Vanity)
Posted on 09/25/2011 6:34:42 AM PDT by no dems
I so tire of people saying: "Well, I like Herman Cain, but, he can't win." Well, I think the Florida Presidential Poll yesterday said differently. Cain received more votes than Perry-winkle and Rino Romney put together:
And Perry worked his butt off and spent a lot of money. The Floridians ate the dummy's free breakfast, endured his perfunctory speech and then went and voted for someone who actually has some ideas and can put a sentence together and explain his ideas. I think it's time for Herman Cain to be taken seriously.
And if Palin were in the mix??? Just curious.....
I was in the Perry boat previously but I have jumped ship for Cain. I think it would be awesome to have Cain be our next President!!
The more I hear his message, the more I like him!
Months ago I argued many times on this board that in 2012, someone like him could possibly do it. (Perhaps you did too). These are different times and with the tea party, the internet, blogs, talk radio, etc - candidates can get big time over night - and they can fall over night.
Case in point: Cain probably picked up a ton of ex Perry support at the last minute - leads him to win this prominent event - and now suddenly he’s everywhere again.
Will he win? Who knows, but I think this proves at least that it’s possible. This puts to rest the worn out thinking of the 80’s and 90’s about who can, and who cannot, possibly win.
LOL! Hey, if it's liberal, even if it's not true, it will feel great to throw their own crap in their face...
People who say this by and large really do not THINK Herman Cain cannot win. They DO NOT WANT Herman Cain to win. I am convinced.
"But(t) monkeys". That's all they are. They use up too much FR bandwith with their naysaying. Fuggedaboutit...
I like Herman a lot but let’s not overstate a poll that he got about 450 votes for, all of which he had to pay for.
A blockbuster sized crowd attended Herman Cain’s meet and greet Friday night, forcing a last minute venue change to double the room size. People didn’t show up to eat Cain’s free food (there wasn’t any). They didn’t show up to stuff bags with free trinkets (Cain campaign buttons, signs and t-shirts were for sale, and every last item was purchased).
I would vote for Cain in a heartbeat. He has something that most of the others don’t.... common sense. His gut has better advice thank all the political advisers. I also think he would be great at shaking up the status quo. From listening to him speak, I doubt he would put up with the BS that is going on in DC for long before the firing starts.
I can support Cain over Perry and Romney the battling establishment crony politicians, but he needs to drop his national sales tax proposal. Imagine what the Dems will do with it once they regain power!
Why cant we simplify the tax code at say, 15% flat tax with no exemptions on all income? Capitol Gain, personal, and corporate?
But let's be realistic: one debate and one straw poll does not a party candidate make.
What his victory proves is that the "conventional wisdom" that this is a two person race between Perry/Romney is wrong.
And THAT is why the lamestream media isn't talking about Cain's victory yesterday; it smacks the pundits and media in the face telling them that the American People won't have their candidate dictated to them.
Just my opinion.
Me too. It's so refreshing to have a genuine private citizen in contention, instead of the typical career politicians. Somehow I have to believe this is what the founding fathers envisioned.
Big Media is spinning Cain’s FL win as a “vote for none of the above.”
They certainly don’t seem to fear Cain as much as they do Palin. No cowardly attacks on Cain, and based upon their history with any other black conservatives, they’re not holding back because of his skin color.
Big Media doesn’t seem to perceive Cain as a threat to Hussein, and I’m guessing it’s based upon the racist Dem voters, who will hold their noses and re-elect Hussein rather than trusting a black conservative that they’re trained to hate the most.
Nothing against Cain, but if winning a straw poll predicts a general election outcome, Ron Paul would have been elected president about 20 times now.
Cain is well-liked, but does not have politcal experience.
His win in the Florida Straw Poll NOW proves he can win in the political arena.
It is as simple as that...many people were just waiting for Cain to prove himself, politcally.
I enjoyed the straw poll too but, please, let’s get real.
Herman got 900+ votes from GOP ACTIVISTS. The 2700 participants were dominated by people who are very conservative, which is wonderful in and of itself but not exactly typical of either the entire GOP or the electorate, nearly 50% of which lives off the government dole.
Cain as a VP choice for whomever emerges as the final GOP candidate would be great. Herman would devastate Biden in a debate and would win the admiration of a whole lot of rather uninterested voters once they got to know him.
These people do not by and large like Herman Cain, in my opinion and already have other primary loyalties. Some may be in the process of having their sacred cows stepped on and it doesnt feel good I can get that, and empathize to some extent. BUT they really should be a little more honest here on FR if you ask me.
Sheesh. This is worse than DNC seminar callers. Youd' think they are operating from some kind of boilerplate template of sorts. Boring. Repetitive. Predictable.
Herman Cain to be taken seriously.
Herman Cain can't win.
born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
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
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!
Biden is a better debater than Obama. So by that logic, I think Herman Cain could absolutely clean the floor with Obama, in all three Presidential debates. No doubt about it.
LIKE OUR CURRENT PRESIDENT WAS EXPERIENCED?
I'd prefer the second, but the first would allow continuity after the first two terms.
What I have more serious doubts about is that he could win the Republican Party nomination to get on the ballot.
After seeing what happened with Lisa Murkowski, I'd fully expect the Republican Party leadership to Bork him before they let him get the nomination instead of one of the chosen party insiders.
Typical words of an establishment republican.
They will try, yes. Good observation. But they will not succeed. They will be consumed in a Tea Party grassroots fire of biblical proportions in 2012. People are PISSED (and they are in no mood for either the MSM OR the Party Elites telling them who is “top tier” and who isnt. They are just positioning at some time to start shutting conservative candidates out of the debates, till you have maybe two or three RINOS left to pick from. Wont have any of it this time around!
Okay, I'll say it. Herman Cain can't and won't win. He will not be our nominee. It's just not going to happen. Cain is a good guy and the grass roots love him, but when it comes time to actually cast real primary votes Cain won't get above 5% pretty much anywhere. As someone else said, if straw polls mattered much, Ron Paul would be President. In fact, straw polls matter so little that Bachmann won the biggest one in Iowa and immediately plummeted to Huntsman territory in national opinion polls.
The liberal spin is...if he’s a black conservative, he isn’t really black.
Absurd, I know.
I wish I had your confidence, but it's been going to be different this time, every time, and it hasn't been yet.
Cain / Rubio
I agree wholeheartedly. Ever since the McCain debacle, I give the RNC a piece of my mind when they call, which they do quite often. Ugh! They’ll not get another dime from me. I tell them I donate to individual CONSERVATIVE candidates ONLY. Then I hang up. If enough of us do this, maybe they’ll get the message.
I guess Eisenhower was underqualified, having spent his entire adult life only in the military/diplomatic area.
“I was in the Perry boat previously but I have jumped ship for Cain. I think it would be awesome to have Cain be our next President!!”
Won’t happen. Obama would not run again, the libs would Hillary up and the dems talking point would be, “why do we need another black conservative running our country?”
And they would blame GWB for it.
I’m waiting for the media to say He has NO experience.
Born on December 13, 1945 to Lenora Cain and Luther Cain Jr. in Memphis Tn.
B.A. Mathematics-Morehouse College 1967
M.S. Computer Science-Purdue University 1971
Honorary Degrees- Creighton, Johnson & Wales, Morehouse College, Nebraska, New York City Technical College, Purdue, Suffolk University, and Tougaloo College
Mathematician in Ballistics-U.S. navy
Business Analyst- The Coca-Cola Company
Vice President- Pillsbury
Regional VP- Burger King
President & CEO- Godfathers Pizza
Owner- Godfathers Pizza
CEO- National Restaurant Association
Board of Directors- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Board of Directors- Aquila Inc.
Board of Directors- Nabisco
Board of Directors- Whirlpool
Board of Directors- Readers Digest
Board of Directors- AGCO Inc.
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Well, yeah, BUT...
As I've stated elsewhere, I wish we could get Cain to speak to the whole question of the Federal Reserve. I'd like to know exactly what his role was at the KC Fed.
Yes, I know some have said it was merely advisory. Perhaps. But I wonder why Herman hasn't said a word about it.
I'm not rejecting Cain outright because of his association with the Fed. For all I know it could be a plus, if he understands its importance. And when The Bernank was dangling QE3 out there, I wish Cain had said, "Don't even consider it". Hell, even Boehner did that.
Isn't it amazing that, apart from RuPaul (who only mentions it in passing), the subject of the Fed is never mentioned.
I know what Perry and Romney think of the Fed. Establishment all the way.
I'd like to hear Herman address the question.
Still, in all, Perry and Romney are unacceptable.
C'mon, Herman step up to the plate...
Love Herman, but he can’t win.
A thousand votes in Florida is not a national perspective.
That’s Iowa’s way, not Florida’s. These straw poll voters actually had to pay, not the candidates.
There were “delegates” to this Straw Poll and it is way more accurate than Iowa’s.
I haven’t researched it myself but they are saying that every winner of the Presidency 5 has gone on to win the nomination.
Go Herman Cain!
If everyone who says "I like Cain but...." would put their feet and money where their mouths are, Cain could win!
I'm 100% with Herman Cain. I hope y'all will join the Cain-Train.
When some makes a statement like “I like him but......” The qualifier is the ‘but” which makes everything before the but an untruth.
Like Herman Cain/John Bolton? I could go for a ticket like that!
This stuff about “it’s my turn” in the GOP has to stop! And the corollary is that the so-called “Republican Leadership” needs to be turned out. I’m glad that someone is going to take on Boner next year, and the Hatches and Lugars need to be gone from the Senate ( along with Mr. No Chin McConnell as soon as his term expires). It doesn’t do much good to elect 65 Tea Party Republicans to the House and let them be lead around by the nose by the likes of Boner.