Herman Cain wins Western Conservative Summit Straw Poll!

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    Presidential candidate Herman Cain won the straw poll at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver this weekend with 48 percent of the votes, followed by Texas Governor Rick Perry.

    “How about spectacular,” Cain said to ABC News when asked how he felt about winning. “I would say that winning the straw poll is not bad for somebody who has a 48 percent name ID and with a lot of people who didn’t really give me a chance. I am doing as well as I’m doing for one simple reason. My message is resonating with the people. Secondly, my approach to problem solving, so I guess there’s two reasons, is resonating with the people, so that does make us feel really really excited.”

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    I really like him. There is an honesty, a truth about this man that I can breathe with. That I feel comfortable with.

    Truly he interests me more than any of the other players at this time because he is so starkley "just him".

    AND not to negate any other players. I think we have an astounding field from Romney to Bachmann to Pawlenty to Palin possibly. And all others. I don't want to leave anyone out.

    We really are blessed with this amazing crew of truly talented individuals.

    This is going to be awesome if we all participate and get things cranked for conservatives.
     
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    And this matters because? Cain has less than zero chance of getting the nomination.
     
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    I just wanted to add, last time round didn't it feel like everyone just felt that they had to give it up to McCain for being a senator for decades, a war hero and losing to GW?

    Like we threw him up there because he "deserved" his chance to run? Big whoopsies, look who you got, lol.
     
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    I like him better than any of the others, but he does have some serious baggage when it comes to religious bigotry.
     
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    Nice, very nice.

    Do you know how THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH is doing for the democrats?
     
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    is this one of those really important polls that count?
     
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    Although I admire many of the things that Herman Cain stands for, and respect his stand on many issues, he is not the one who will win the GOP nod when it comes time to shake noggins up and down for a candidate to run against Obama. I think the thing that will hurt him the most is most of his speeches sounds too much like a Martin Luther King rally.
     
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    This makes me sad. Why? Because we aren't supposed to be out there picking winners in a horse race at this point in time.

    Cain may not be the winner of the Presidency nomination race, but he has so much to add to the discussion and to the policies of what a future President may put forward.

    I'd like to hear from decent Dems (and yes I really do believe there are still some out there) as well.

    I'm so tired of the lunatics on the hill who wield their power to such a degree you can get away with "WE MUST PASS THE BILL TO KNOW WHAT'S IN IT".

    Give me a break.
     
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