Skip to comments.Cain leads Romney by eight nationally, Perry in 4th (Newt now in 3rd place!)
Posted on 10/12/2011 8:47:50 PM PDT by jageorge72
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I have to admit I’m giving Newt another look. Cain is absolutely out. 9-9-9 is toxic. A lot not to like about Newt, but it’s a rough field. Perry is toast. He flamed out faster than old Fred Thompson.
Yes, Newt is Conservative. He makes mistakes and must be watched. I think he has learned his lesson. In any case, he is the “best of the rest”. Cain is a nice guy, he is just too inexperienced in politics and foreign affairs. Yes, the presidency is a “POLITICAL” job. We now have a novice in foreign affairs in that job now. How is that working?
We can’t afford the time to “train” the next president.
This is an EIGHT year job, most likely. Cain is too old.
I agree. Perry is DONE. He will be the next one to drop out. His heart isn’t in it. He looked pathetic last night.
Romney MUST be stopped!
Disagree about 999 Plan, I think this will be viewed favorably by many Americans. Noot is the one who’s going nowhere in the long run.
How old is Herman Cain? His age never crossed my mind as an issue. I’d guess he was younger than Newt, but maybe I’m wrong. Paul is the one on stage that seems too old.
The tea party has apparantly hitched on to a loser—Mr. 9-9-9. If we’re gonna stop Romney, I’m running out of ideas. Newt? Santorum? I mean, what the hell?
Here is my calculus. We have these people running: Romney, Cain, Paul, Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann, Santorum, and Huntsman. The last four just aren't going to make it all the way. They'll run out of money and voters. The votes for Perry, Bachmann, and Santorum will break toward Cain or Gingrich. Huntsman's 12 voters will all go to Romney. As the field consolidates, Romney gains virtually nothing while Cain and Gingrich will pick up votes. Gingrich just has too much baggage, I think, to win. He is a brilliant man, but he has made a lot of enemies.
On the flip side, Cain had better increase his money and campaign support if he is to hold in there. Romney really knows how to hold together a truly professional campaign, and he has major backing, so just getting consolidated votes might not be enough.
9 9 9 + 5 years = 20 20 20
Cain is 66 years old.
We can always put a younger man in the pipeline as the VP candidate to keep the flow going and prevent the country from going down the drain into the bidet.
Where exactly is the top?
I hear you! 9-9-9 is a terrible idea, and the other candidates are right to say it'll be 20-20-20. It enshrines a new national sales tax, and at some point the income tax will rise to near present levels. Cain says part of the plan says that it can't be raised without a 2/3 vote. Sorry, Mr. Cain, but the Constitution says a simple majority is enough, and an amendment of this sort just isn't going to pass. 9-9-9 is feared by conservatives, libertarians, liberals, and retirees. It's DOA and politically ridiculous.
Santorum?? He's fine, but he doesn't have a chance. He pushed the values side while everyone is focused on economics. Losing his Senate seat also killed his chances.
Gingrich is probably the best choice of the three, and Newt's dalliances with the Left sicken most of us. To his credit, he is a very brilliant man who, when sane, really understands the economic problems we face. When he's not sane, he starts talking empowerment zones and big government solutions.
Fortunately I'm in a state where the winner is picked by the time I can vote, so I don't have to pick from a list where none of the candidates is satisfactory.
Newt cannot win. He has national poll numbers like Palin. Perry seems to be fading. The new poll showing Obama trouncing him will hurt his fund raising.
The race now looks like a battle between Romney and Cain. I am not sure if Cain has the staying power. Romney has staying power, money, and organization to make it through 6 months of primaries. Cain’s best chances are early wins to gain momentum and funds.
All of the candidates are flawed. It is disappointing that a clear favorite has not emerged. I will support the primary winner. If Cain is still viable, I will support him in the Colorado primary. If I were betting, I would put money on Romney.
I like Cain, and even sport his bumper sticker on my car, but he is betting every chip he has on 9-9-9, and it doesn’t seem to be gaining in popularity, and that may be a problem for him in the long run.
I agree that Newt has a ton of baggage. But damn, watching him in these debates he looks Presidential.
He’s the only person up there who seems 100 percent comfortable with himself and the task at hand.
I’m less worried about his Pelosi couch snuggle than I am about his reprehensible personal life and negatives with the average voter coming out of the 1990’s.
I don’t have any worries though about him selling out if he was elected. I think he’d implement a ton of smart conservative policies.
I agree! I have always been a Newt supporter because he is by far the smartest and most qualified of them all. However, I wasn't sure he would stick it out until the end. So, I wanted Palin first and Perry/Cain second. Now it looks like Newt is going to be in for the long haul and I am shifting my support to him! He is by far the best, but I repeat myself.
Hopefully sooner rather than later. There sits Romney, while the Tea Party flirts with the guy who wants to tax everything under the sun. Amazing.
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