Cain Over Perry in Florida Straw Poll!

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Orlando, Florida (CNN)Texas Gov. Rick Perry‘s presidential campaign was dealt a worrying blow Saturday when he finished in a distant second place to businessman Herman Cain in a closely watched straw poll in Florida.

Cain won 37% of the 2,657 votes cast in the straw poll conducted at Presidency 5, a three-day convention sponsored by the Republican Party of Florida that brought thousands of party activists to Orlando.

Perry’s campaign had courted Presidency 5 delegates for weeks and printed up glossy fliers that were distributed throughout the convention hall in Orlando, but the Texas governor captured just 410 votes, or 15.4% of the vote.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney finished third with 14%.


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Posted on September 24, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. You may think I’m a bit nutty and as a rebuttal all I can say is, I don’t think so, but, ya neva know. For the past hour – since reading this blog – I’ve been going over some of my old Facebook threads. About a year or so ago, I wrote that Herman Cain would be the GOP nominee for pres in 2012.

    But wait, I get nuttier – conspiracy theory thinking coming up. lol

    I voted for Obama and partly credited his winning the election due to the GOP not wanting the job of fixing the broken country Bush left behind. And it’s just not the economy. Bush left this country aching in so many ways – but I digress.

    I think that the GOP’s passing of this hot potato was evidenced by the candidates they put up for sacrifice. A 71yr old man that based just on his age, had no long term value – if they lost it – to the party. A man whose political appeal had always been more nonpartisan and less ideological – not the preferred GOP profile, and Sarah Palin – I don’t need to say a word about what “long term value” she held for the party because it was zero. In the 2012 election, Obama was going to be like Tyson – impossible to beat – and it really didn’t make any sense for the GOP to put up possible heavy weights they’ve been grooming for awhile, just to have them be knocked out, especially when, like I said, they didn’t really want to clean up the mess that was.

    So, even though the GOP may not have really wanted the job of cleaning up the mess, a mess that those that are truly knowledgeable knew could not be fixed in 4yrs, nor possibly even in 8yrs, the great white beast of the political system that is America, made it just about impossible for, not only their rival party to succeed, but much less, for our first black president.

    White man, the most dangerous of the species – and I say this based on what history tells us that they did to the red, black, and yellow man – IS “The Machine” and it was always in their best interest to have the country’s first black president fail. Would that also be Cain’s fate if he were to become president in 2012.
    I am sure “The Man” would do it’s best to assure that result because from the looks of it, the GOP still doesn’t look like it wants the job: Perry, Romney, Santorum, Paul, Gingrich, Huntsman, Bachmann??? Yeah, right!

    • If you wrote that good call. I just thought one thing: I aint voting for nobody from Texas and NO damn RINOs including Romney and no Mormons. If I vote for Obama it will be by default. thanks for the comment

  2. I second the motion.

    OOPS…I noticed a typo in my comment. I meant:
    In the 2008 election, Obama was going to be like Tyson – impossible to beat – and it really didn’t make any sense for the GOP to put up possible heavy weights they’ve been grooming for awhile… Obviously, not 2012

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