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Herman Cain Defeated Other Republican Presidential


Herman Cain Defeated Other Republican Presidential
Herman Cain, a former vice president, defeated the other Republican presidential candidates in a straw poll of Republican activists in Florida Saturday, a blow to the country after the outbreak, the Texas Governor Rick Perry, who had performed pressure to win.

Mr. Perry was the only candidate to declare leading all-in for the white vote organized by the Republican Party in Florida and was held in Orlando. His supporters had targeted the 3500 delegates and Mr. Perry had even blocked some other candidates to dodge the event.

But Mr. Cain won the election with 37% of the votes 2657 votes. Perry finished a distant second, with just over 15%.

Mitt Romney, who has been dueling with Mr. Perry's status as the favorite in national polls, placed close third in the poll in Florida, with 14%. Mr. Romney is to build a presence in Florida, but he said he would not actively campaign in the straw polls.

Activists in Florida has shown little enthusiasm for the representative Michele Bachmann, who made only 1.5% of the vote. Ms. Bachmann had won a poll last month in Iowa, where participants plan to include many conservative evangelical Christians.

Perry, second place caps a difficult part of the Governor of Texas, after he stumbled several times on the debate Thursday night, also held in Orlando. In interviews, many Republicans in Florida said during the debate to wait for the poll election as governor of Texas. But I am again, after his poor showing.

"I had planned to support, Rick Perry, but I was a little disappointed with his performance," said Fred Scheibler, a delegate who helped former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani in 2008.

The discussion, Mr. Perry's effort to ward off attacks on his rival, and had repeatedly rejected his rival, Mr. Romney, former governor of Massachusetts.

Perry has also angered conservatives standing signed a Texas law making illegal immigrants legal status in college enrollment. At some point in the debate, Mr. Perry suggested that opponents of the law "heart" - a line of Romney quickly adopted their own attacks against the governor of Texas.

"We were all looking at Perry as our knight is a great armor, but we know that the luggage," said Joyce Estes, when I come to Apalachicola, before the vote. "The question is: how much luggage we can accept."

Polls show the race a two-man contest between Mr. Perry and Romney, the victory again catapult M. Cain in the picture after his own presidential bid languished during the summer.

Subsequently, Mr. Cain welcomed the victory as "a sign of our growing momentum and that my application can not be ignored."

Mr. Perry came into the event with all the momentum. Quinnipiac University poll released earlier this week gave Mr. Perry, a nine-point lead over Romney among Republicans in Florida, 31% to 22%.

In other poll results of the straw in Florida, located in Pennsylvania Former Senator Rick Santorum fourth position with around 11%.

Ron Paul of Texas won just over 10%, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has earned just over 8%.

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, received just over 2%, ahead of Ms. Bachmann.
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Big Night Michele Bachmann


Big Night Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney ran so sure he wants to be a pioneer, and Tim Pawlenty seems to lack the courage to go home an attack against Romney.

The discussions are very subjective matter and often much less than the journalists think - and certainly, with eight months before the first primary election, nothing that happened tonight will be a critical distance. For most candidates (Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich were the major exceptions), it was dark induction.

But the debate tonight in New Hampshire is subtly change the shape of the race.

So far, Bachmann has been a Palin-lite character and has often been portrayed as a loon fixing tea party in the ultra-conservative issues and able to shoot his mouth off. Tonight, he has tirelessly promoted his experience as a tax attorney, a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence of the House, the decision maker is not afraid of money from his own party in the TARP and a leader of the charge against Obamacare - let alone be a mother of five children and the adoptive mother of 23 years.

There is often a herd mentality in the debates. But I have never seen such unanimity when there was this time. In the spin room afterward, almost all originally flocked to the Bachmann team to hear what they had to say. Their game plan was simple: first headlines by announcing she was running for president. It was gadget, but effective. All lines led to this "new" - I use quotes because we all knew she was running, and she still has not fixed a date for the announcement. 2. Push the details of his vast experience and political know-how.

Bachmann unspoken part of the strategy, Sarah Palin. His aides understand that the saliva of two campaigns last week was bad news for Bachmann. It was observed that the trigger of the murder, that the new manager of his campaign of Ed Rollins, was conspicuous by his absence from the area of ​​spin.

But it is clear that Bachmann is necessary to contrast with Palin and the emphasis was on policy and experience. I would say that after tonight Palin Bachmann performance is less likely to work.

Mitt Romney was comfortable and relaxed throughout. He misspoke when he talked about the release of Afghanistan, "the Taliban militarily," but it does not seem to matter. Romney's emphasis seemed to be on the general election against Obama, and he rose above the fray as a front runner should. His candidacy still has major challenges, but his aides clearly felt well at night.

Pawlenty received a golden opportunity for Romney, but only reluctantly confirmed their derision is "Obamneycare" that received great coverage on Sunday. It seems that the campaign has made a decision that Romney has been hit the GOP may backfire. Pawlenty ran but lack the courage of your convictions. He meant what he said on Sunday? Or was it coming from? E 'was difficult to say.

As Rich Galen puts it:

Tim Pawlenty was given a chance by John King to land a punch by repeating his “ObmaneyCare” line from last Sunday. He didn’t have the guts to do it and tried to turn it into an attack on Obama. I would have thought his team would have anticipated that question and come up with a better answer. In fact, given what he had on the line, I think Pawlenty was the loser of this debate.

I doubt we’ll hear the Obamneycare line used again. Come to think of it, maybe that’s for the best – no one could work out how to spell it.
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Herman Cain First Debate On The 2012


To get an idea of foreignness of the first debate on the 2012 presidential elections - the first is an informal competition in 2012 in Punjab - consider this: on the Fox News audience to be carried out immediately by Herman Cain, the event is about to escape from nomination of the GOP.

If you wonder who it is, you're not alone: Pizza parrain's former CEO, who barely registers in national polls, has never had a choice. And is regarded as having virtually no chance of winning the GOP nomination.

But the vast majority of people who sit with Republican pollster Frank Luntz says that Cain won the debate with his frankness and a normal delivery. (And this despite the fact that when asked about what he would do in Afghanistan, said it would consider "the experts and their advice and comments." The Fox News debate moderators seemed incredulous that has not offered a position .) Luntz seemed overwhelmed by the response of Cain, who threw as unprecedented. "Something very special has happened tonight," he said.

Maybe. But the debate was considered a non-event on the device as chairman of the House John Boehner has spent the night to miss it, opting instead for a drink at a Washington steakhouse. "I'll read about it tomorrow," Hotsheet.

No more name-potential candidates - Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, even Donald Trump - an event meant he generated little attention despite its status as the first debate of the cycle. Among the five men onstage - Cain, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Texas Ron Paul, former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson and former Senator Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania - only Pawlenty is considered by Washington insiders as having a legitimate chance at the nomination of the GOP.

Pawlenty was to look presidential - despite the company's relatively unheralded - and pulled out a lot. The most difficult moment was when the former governor was asked to defend their past support for the energy cap-and-trade, which has received a few words Boos. Pawlenty to be explained, in part, saying, literally, "No is perfect. "

In its response may be the most interesting of the night, refused to take a lot less likely than his rival Mitt Romney on the right of health care Romney of Massachusetts.

"Governor Romney is not here to defend himself, so I have no intention of choosing him or in a position where he took the Massachusetts" Pawlenty said. Intraparty sparring exhibition, will have to wait.

Pawlenty found a way to go, when President Obama's foreign policy - despite the rise Obama has received about the killing of Osama bin Laden. He said that although the president "has done a good job and I tip my hat to him at that moment," raid on bin Laden does not "sum" of Obama's foreign policy record. In other sectors, Pawlenty has asked the president is "weak."

"The questions that come up when he was president, he got the wrong strategy, every time," said Pawlenty. At one point, he referred to the United Nations as "pathetic."

Santorum, who was on a much more combative of the night, Obama complained that "faced with the mullahs" in Iran during the protests.

"If you look at what Obama has done well in foreign policy has always been a continuation of Bush policy," said Santorum, who said that Obama has "done wrong" whenever others.

90-minute debate was held at Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina, a key early voting state. Candidates not invited to participate with the other, limiting the fireworks.

The first applause of the evening came for Paul, who said the killing of bin Laden was a good opportunity to end the war in Afghanistan. Johnson, a fellow Libertarian, echoed that sentiment, saying the troops should come home "tomorrow."

Asked if they would support waterboarding terror suspects under certain circumstances - an issue rekindled by the killing of bin Laden, Paul, Pawlenty and Santorum raised their hands. Paul and Johnson did not. Both Paul and Johnson also discussed their support for barring the federal government from making drugs illegal. (Moderators pressed Paul on heroin specifically.) Paul drew another distinction with most of the men onstage when he said all foreign aid to the Middle East should be cut and that America should not be running secret CIA prisons.

Johnson, who supports abortion rights, became frustrated with debate moderators at one point, complaining he was not being asked enough questions. He also received the most frivolous question of the night, asked what his reality show would be about if he were offered one.

Santorum was pressed all night on being an extremist - he denied being "anti-Islam" or too socially conservative to win a general election - and pointed to his past electoral successes to cast himself as electable when debate moderators asked if Mr. Obama is unbeatable. (Unsurprisingly, he left out the 18 percentage point drubbing he took in losing his Senate seat in 2006.)

The also-ran nature of the debate was reflected in the fact that moderators asked a cluster of questions focused on the potential candidates who were not present. Paul was asked if Rep. Michele Bachmann had taken his mantle of Tea Party leader; Pawlenty was asked his thoughts on Huckabee. ("I love the Huck," he replied, awkwardly.)

The economy is the most important issue for a plurality of Americans, and the candidates certainly seized on it. Pawlenty, for one, called the National Labor Relations Board's bid to keep Boeing from building Dreamliner 787s at a nonunion plant in South Carolina "preposterous."

It was a good issue for Pawlenty (and Cain, too, who also cited it), because it allowed them to rail against big government, cast themselves as job creators, and spotlight an issue important to South Carolina voters. That's an opportunity they weren't going to pass up. (Indeed, Pawlenty focused on the same issue in a CBS News interview before the debate.)

Polls show a wide-open Republican race led by Romney, Huckabee and Trump, and Thursday night's likely-little-watched festivities were unlikely to move the numbers all that much. For the unknown candidates it was a chance to make a splash - and from that perspective, Cain certainly seems to have acquitted himself nicely. But with most eyes focused elsewhere, Thursday night is likely to be remembered -- if it's remembered at all -- as a footnote in the march to the nomination.
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