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Cain Wins Near-Majority in Presidential Straw Poll of National Federation of Republican Women
NFRW ^ | October 2, 2011 | NFRW

Posted on 10/03/2011 5:28:48 AM PDT by Isara

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In a presidential straw poll taken at the National Federation of Republican Women’s (NFRW) 36th Biennial Convention on Oct. 1, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain took a near-majority of the vote.

Cain received 48.9 percent of the 505 total votes cast, with Rick Perry placing a distant second and Mitt Romney placing third. The poll featured nine Republican presidential candidates.

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Herman Cain – 48.9%
Rick Perry – 14.1%
Mitt Romney – 13.3%
Newt Gingrich – 12.5%
Rick Santorum – 6.9%
Michele Bachmann – 1.4%
Ron Paul – 0.6%
Gary Johnson – 0.4%
Jon Huntsman – 0.2%
Undecided – 1.8%

Each of these presidential candidates was invited to address the NFRW convention, which was held in Kansas City Sept. 29-Oct. 2. Cain, Gingrich and Santorum accepted the invitation and spoke on Oct. 1.

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(Excerpt) Read more at nfrw.org ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: cain; caintrain; cainvsunable; elections; hermancain; kansascity; nfrw; strawpoll; votecain
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Sarah Palin was not on the ballot.
1 posted on 10/03/2011 5:28:55 AM PDT by Isara
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To: Isara

Its a poll that means nothing to me then.


2 posted on 10/03/2011 5:31:41 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Sarah Palin and John Bolton--- 2012)
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To: Isara

This opportunist threw ALL of us under the bus yesterday pandering to the obams state media with the race card and gay victim card .
How long has this guy been a Repub ?
Did he support John Kerry or Bush in 2004 ?


3 posted on 10/03/2011 5:34:58 AM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Eye of Unk

Cain/Palin in 2012.


4 posted on 10/03/2011 5:36:18 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Isara; Eye of Unk

Why are you talking about Sarah Palin? She was, indeed, not on the ballot.

If and when she runs, and if and when she competes in a poll or caucus or primary, then she is an appropriate topic of conversation on a thread about that event. For now, she is a non-issue. She can change that if and when she pleases.

Don’t try to hijack. Please.


5 posted on 10/03/2011 5:39:02 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: ncalburt

Cain ran in the Republican Senate primaries in 2004. He’s been on the radio with solid conservatism. There are reasons not to support Cain for President, but not his commitment to our principles.


6 posted on 10/03/2011 5:43:50 AM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: Isara; Eye of Unk; Rudder; ncalburt; Jedidah; ilgipper
Isara wrote:
Sarah Palin was not on the ballot.
Not 100% true.

The full report on the poll is available. NFRW Poll details report (PDF Version).

Although Palin wasn't in the main ballot, there was a question, "TWO POTENTIAL CANDIDATES DISCUSSED ARE CHRIS CHRISTIE AND SARAH PALIN. IF THEY WERE ADDED TO THE LIST, WOULD IT CHANGE YOUR VOTE? IF SO, FOR WHOM WOULD YOU VOTE? " 34% of those responding said Chris Christie, 22.7% said Sarah Palin and 43.3% said neither one would change their vote.

7 posted on 10/03/2011 5:44:43 AM PDT by ˘ommon ˘ents ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: Isara

"Wow!!!!!! Mitt Romney's incredible 3 to 1 devastating loss to Herman Cain in Florida
and his third place hopeless loss to Mr. Cain in the Presidential Straw Poll
of National Federation of Republican Women proves to me that,
by McGinniss and Ailes, FOX News and I will forever continue to pimp
... Romney as the "ONLY leading candidate" in your future.
"

8 posted on 10/03/2011 5:45:13 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Eye of Unk; Isara

That annoying “announced candidate” thing...


9 posted on 10/03/2011 5:45:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: Isara

Cain is a good guy....hard to complain about him.


10 posted on 10/03/2011 5:46:38 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Over-taxed means 'paying too much in taxes', not zero taxes)
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To: Rudder

I do not understand all of this over the top hatred for Cain I have found on this site the last couple of days. Now you have people calling him “race-baiter” and accusing him of being pro-homo, etc., because he answered a reporter’s question.


11 posted on 10/03/2011 5:46:51 AM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: ncalburt

And Perry did with the last name flap, and Mitt did with.. everything he’s done, and Palin did with J.D., and Newt with Globull Warming, and Paul with Israel, etc.


12 posted on 10/03/2011 5:48:07 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ilgipper

The funny thing is, we already have an “underground” campaign slogan for Cain -

“African-American? 0bama’s the African, Cain’s the American.”


13 posted on 10/03/2011 5:48:12 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ncalburt

Why don’t you research Herman Cain’s biography before knee-jerking to his ‘gotcha’ responses to the likes of Christiane Amanpoop.

Cain is obviously a man who treats people as if they were as honest and forthright as he. Many of us have experienced back-stabbing in the work place because we were too trusting.

I hope he reflects on how he’s being ‘played’ by the media. Smiling at him while dealing those ‘race cards’.


14 posted on 10/03/2011 5:48:58 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you.)
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To: ncalburt
This opportunist threw ALL of us under the bus yesterday pandering to the obams state media with the race card and gay victim card. How long has this guy been a Repub? Did he support John Kerry or Bush in 2004 ?

When the dust clears and people -- including Herman Cain -- find out what was actually written in the NYT article, yesterday's interview will be seen as the insignificant "gotcha" moment that it was. Perry's family did not paint "Niggerhead" on the big rock; it was already there. Perry's father took a hunting lease on the property and then painted over the offensive word and then turned the rock upside down. Good for him.

Herman Cain gave an honest answer to the question that was asked of him. In retrospect, his answer was not wise since he did not have all the information about the story -- just like most FR posters. Cain is an honorable man, and I have no doubt that he will correct the record based upon more complete information, and that he will learn from having been successfully ambushed by anti-GOP media which is seeking to destroy all viable GOP candidates.

As for Cain's GOP bona fides... Herman Cain has been a Republican a lot longer than Rick Perry, whom I like. He was a Reagan Republican, and gained prominence as a member of a commission when he publicly confronted then-President Clinton over a socialist initiative that would have been harmful to businesses. It was a principled Conservative rebuke that silenced the argument. Needless to say, Herman Cain did not support John Kerry in 2004.

15 posted on 10/03/2011 5:49:05 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: ncalburt

“Did he support John Kerry or Bush in 2004 ?”

Nope, he was all in for Mutt Romney.


16 posted on 10/03/2011 5:50:41 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: HapaxLegamenon
I do not understand all of this over the top hatred for Cain I have found on this site the last couple of days.

Welcome to Rick Perry's world.

17 posted on 10/03/2011 5:51:10 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: ¢ommon ¢ents

Interesting. I missed that.

Wonder who would have lost votes to Christie or Palin, according to that question.

The preference for vice-president is especially interesting. Gingrich’s numbers jump dramatically. That is probably an indication of respect for his experience and intelligence, but reluctance to put him at the top of the ticket because of all his other baggage.


18 posted on 10/03/2011 5:51:36 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: HapaxLegamenon

>>I do not understand all of this over the top hatred for Cain I have found on this site the last couple of days. Now you have people calling him “race-baiter” and accusing him of being pro-homo, etc., because he answered a reporter’s question.<<

Lots of Fanboys and Fangirls on the site. They are Palin, Perry, even Ron Paul til their dying day. Like “Twilight” vs “Harry Potter” fans, they will work to destroy anyone but their obsession.


19 posted on 10/03/2011 5:51:41 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Isara
Sarah Palin was not on the ballot.

I wasn't either. Could it be that neither one of us is a declared candidate?

20 posted on 10/03/2011 5:53:51 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Because I think a fair amount of people on here will never be happy. At least that’s my observation. They want a politician that is absolutely perfect. For politicians that aren’t running (Palin, etc.) they build up as perfect in their mind. Everyone else they tear down.


21 posted on 10/03/2011 5:56:05 AM PDT by xenob
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To: Isara

Only Cain, Newt and Santorum actually bothered to show up for the convention.


22 posted on 10/03/2011 5:56:39 AM PDT by badpacifist (All species have subspecies... in some species the subspecies appears to be the dominate one.)
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To: Isara

Did BOR try to toss the results and hand the victory to Mitt?


23 posted on 10/03/2011 5:56:48 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia (Still believing...Sarah 2012!)
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To: Beagle8U

Romney wasn’t a candidate in 2004.

BTW, FR was overwhelmingly for Romney at the same time Cain was for Romney, so I will not hold that against him.


24 posted on 10/03/2011 6:05:24 AM PDT by Shelayne (He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming quickly" Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! *Rev 22:20)
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To: Isara

There is no such thing as a perfect candidate. People are not going to like 100% about someone who is actually going to win.

Cain has turned out to be a real shock to me...I actually want to vote for the guy.


25 posted on 10/03/2011 6:07:16 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: xenob

Correct!


26 posted on 10/03/2011 6:07:45 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Isara

48.9% are racist for supporting an Uncle Tom. The other 51.1% are racist for not supporting a black man.


27 posted on 10/03/2011 6:08:01 AM PDT by all the best
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To: My Favorite Headache

The top thing I like about Cain is that he understands the need to “teach conservatism”.

Conservatism must be taught and learned.
Liberalism is “felt”, it’s the easy, default path.


28 posted on 10/03/2011 6:09:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: HapaxLegamenon
I do not understand all of this over the top hatred for Cain I have found on this site the last couple of days...

I guess Cain is not their candidate, but their tactics against fellow FReepers (using lies, innuendo and half-truths out of context) have been over the top of proper protocol for this site.

29 posted on 10/03/2011 6:11:39 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Isara

I’m glad to see a poll of only those that are actually running.


30 posted on 10/03/2011 6:12:53 AM PDT by Tucker822
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To: Always A Marine

Excellent comment and it deserves repeating:

“Herman Cain gave an honest answer to the question that was asked of him. In retrospect, his answer was not wise since he did not have all the information about the story — just like most FR posters. Cain is an honorable man, and I have no doubt that he will correct the record based upon more complete information”

(I would have said...like MANY FR posters of late...)

;-)


31 posted on 10/03/2011 6:13:24 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Eye of Unk

Good grief! She’s not even running and shouldn’t be included in this poll.


32 posted on 10/03/2011 6:13:44 AM PDT by Tucker822
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To: HapaxLegamenon
I do not understand all of this over the top hatred for Cain I have found on this site the last couple of days. Now you have people calling him “race-baiter” and accusing him of being pro-homo, etc., because he answered a reporter’s question.

Easy answer ...they are Rick Perry supporters. Do a post check on their postings.

33 posted on 10/03/2011 6:14:46 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: sodpoodle

Herman Cain’s Enron-esque Disaster

Cain served on the board of directors throughout Aquila’s ill-fated trading misadventure and the subsequent collapse of the company’s retirement fund. In fact, he chaired the board’s compensation committee, which, according to the lawsuit, had direct oversight of the push to get employees to invest more and more in Aquila stock. As chair of the compensation committee, Cain also saw fit to dole out $30 million in bonuses, not including stock options, to the top five execs at Aquila in 2002, with the company’s stock plummeting. A month after the Kansas City Star reported on the hefty bonuses in July 2002, the company laid off 500 employees, and the losses to employees holding company stock had reached hundreds of millions of dollars.

As a board member, Cain would’ve had direct knowledge of Aquila’s activities, says Fred Taylor Isquith, a New York attorney who litigated the employee class action. Asked if it was fair to place blame on Cain for the debacle at Aquila, Isquith replied, “Yes, I believe it is.”

http://deadlinelive.info/2011/10/02/herman-cains-enron-esque-disaster/

I haven’t heard of any other “baggage” for Cain. We’ll see if this story matters.


34 posted on 10/03/2011 6:14:54 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Always A Marine

I like your response. I don’t care for the “mushy middle” idea of never criticizing your opponent, but I believe one of the reasons Cain has been doing well is just that. Perry should take notice. He is wasting his time going after Romney. Romney is not moving beyond the 20%. As I understand it, the winner take all primaries of the past have been largely changed. A


35 posted on 10/03/2011 6:17:47 AM PDT by Bayou Dittohead
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To: Eye of Unk
Its a poll that means nothing to me then.

I presume since Christie isn't running, it would also be meaningless if he wasn't on the ballot either. Heck, I'm not running - it's meaningless if I'm not on it.

Sarah hasn't announced. Until she does, having her on a ballot is meaningless.

36 posted on 10/03/2011 6:17:53 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Bayou Dittohead

We very well could have a brokered convention. Romney will now win under those circimstances.


37 posted on 10/03/2011 6:20:11 AM PDT by Bayou Dittohead
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To: Bayou Dittohead

NOT win. Romney will NOT win if the conventions is brokered.


38 posted on 10/03/2011 6:21:40 AM PDT by Bayou Dittohead
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To: badpacifist
Only Cain, Newt and Santorum actually bothered to show up for the convention.

That blew my mind. This was a national convention, for crying out loud. I'm not quite sure what to make of the other candidates. Seems to me they could have worked a national convention into their schedules somehow.

39 posted on 10/03/2011 6:22:58 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Isara

YEHAWWWW !!!! Cain is going to be the next President folks, Palin and Christie have ZERO chance, GO CAIN !!!


40 posted on 10/03/2011 6:24:10 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: HapaxLegamenon
I do not understand all of this over the top hatred for Cain I have found on this site the last couple of days.

Didn't you know? Much of FR is SarahLand. The field must be kept clear for her much-anticipated, yet much-pondered campaign announcement.

41 posted on 10/03/2011 6:25:24 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: Isara

DU response

But...but...but- Rethuglican women HAVE to be Racisssts...how can that be???


42 posted on 10/03/2011 6:27:46 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
I haven’t heard of any other “baggage” for Cain. We’ll see if this story matters.

I'm sure the "media" has been sitting on this in order to spring it at the right moment. I'd like to hear Cain's side of the story. One of the propagandist interrogators at a future GOP debate will likely spring it on him.

43 posted on 10/03/2011 6:28:46 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Another analysis of the Aquila down turn. H.Cain was NOT an executive - he was an ‘independent’ outsider - brought in to solve problems.

http://storify.com/karl173/the-truth-behind-aquila-and-herman-cain

excerpt:
The board of directors had separated itself into committees to oversee different aspects of the company early on. Herman Cain was the chairman of the compensation committee that oversaw pay and bonus’ for executives and other positions. The bonuses that he approved were in line for the time when the entire company was seeing high profits in the late 90’s. Bonus’s are based on the previous year performance. The financial problem with Aquila didn’t show up until mid 2001 during the recession.


44 posted on 10/03/2011 6:30:27 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you.)
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To: Rudder
I guess Cain is not their candidate, but their tactics against fellow FReepers

But it's OK to totally destroy and pile on Perry? As the long term governor of the great state of Texas I think he deserves a bit more respect than he got here. And, as a Perry supporter I had nothing but good things to say about Cain and was very happy for him when he won the Florida straw poll. The whole Sharpton thing is a turn off. I've had enough with the race politics.

45 posted on 10/03/2011 6:31:09 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Isara
"Ron Paul – 0.6%

Have you ever come across a female Ron Paul supporter?

46 posted on 10/03/2011 6:34:23 AM PDT by cookcounty (2012 choice: It's the Tea Party or the Slumber Party.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Mother Jones, Salon, HuffPost, PaulBots and other assorted bloggers have been spitting this out since May. Seems to me if it had legs, it’d walked already, but we’ll see... as I mentioned in my earlier post, it’ll probably be thrown at him during a debate, especially now that Cain’s poll numbers have risen.


47 posted on 10/03/2011 6:35:22 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: Shelayne
“BTW, FR was overwhelmingly for Romney at the same time Cain was for Romney, so I will not hold that against him.”

Huh? That is news to me, and likely to JimRob who zapped more than a few Romneybots and Rooty-Rooters.

48 posted on 10/03/2011 6:36:49 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Isara

Sarah Palin was not on the ballot.


There’s an undecided at 1.8%. Isn’t Palin undecided at this time?


49 posted on 10/03/2011 6:40:01 AM PDT by deport
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To: jersey117
The whole Sharpton thing is a turn off.

It's good that Sharpton is not your candidate. Stick with Perry.

50 posted on 10/03/2011 6:42:37 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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