Herman Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll — by a Lot!

by Ryan on September 25, 2011

in Economy,Election 2012,Media Bias,New Jersey,Politics

What is one to make of Herman Cain’s 37% plurality in yesterday’s Florida straw poll?  Perry got about 15%, with Romney nearby at 14%, followed closely by Santorum at 11% with Bachmann at 1.5% under-performing even Jon Huntsman (if that’s even possible).

Some in the GOP establishment have inferred that the Cain’s win was a “none of the above” vote.  Maybe it was, but I love the message it’s sending — the establishment is not going to pick our candidate, the regular people of the GOP are.  However, the real losers here may be Bachmann, whose support has been consistently eroding over the last month, and Perry, who tried to spin his loss to Cain by slamming Romney.

Or, maybe people just like Herman Cain.  He’s been consistent throughout the debates, he has real-world experience, and has a simple to understand tax plan.  This just may be the twist that will push the national frontrunners to the right.

Another twist in the game may be the entrance of Chris Christie, whose entertaining getting into the race.  Many Northeast GOP donors have given to Perry because of Christie’s absence, which would change if the big guy entered.  While Christie is decisive and has union-busting credentials, he also is a RINO on a few issues (immigration and the EPA, for instance) which would draw huge fire from his more conservative primary opponents.

Congrats to Herman Cain and the Florida GOP for keeping it real.

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