View Poll Results: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

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  • Mitt Romney

    41 15.30%
  • Tim Pawlenty

    9 3.36%
  • John Huntsman

    0 0%
  • Mitch Daniels

    15 5.60%
  • Sarah Palin

    4 1.49%
  • Newt Gingrich

    6 2.24%
  • Michele Bachmann

    2 0.75%
  • Donald Trump

    3 1.12%
  • Ron Paul

    172 64.18%
  • Other (specify)

    16 5.97%
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    You need to do some research if you think Cain was just a CEO of a pizza chain.
    President of the National Restaurant Association, or chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City are hardly big selling points to most voters either. The man has never held any elective office whatsoever.

    With rare exceptions, serious presidential contenders have virtually always served as a senator, a governor, or a Vice President. On occasion, someone might emerge from some other office if they are a well-known national figure (e.g. a Speaker of the House, or the mayor of a large city, or a famous military person, etc).

    Herman Cain has no national recognition whatsoever, and his biggest claim to fame is running a modestly successful pizza chain. Not going to happen.

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    He's led a very active life successful life.
    So have millions of other people.
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Other than Romney, I don't think anyone else is electable.. And even Romney is going to have issues..

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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    I don't know, y'all. Seriously. Stranger things have happened. I wouldn't shove Cain off the stage just yet.
    Stranger things have happened, but that would certainly be toward the top of the list. Most presidents have served in at least one of the three important offices of national stature: governor, senator, and/or Vice President. There are only seven who haven't...and even among those seven, Herman Cain hardly measures up. Four of them were famous generals (George Washington, Zachary Taylor, Ulysses Grant, Dwight Eisenhower). Two were nationally-recognized members of the House of Representatives (Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield). And one was a nationally-recognized cabinet official (Herbert Hoover).

    We have never had a president with zero electoral experience, and virtually zero name recognition at the start of the campaign.
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Cain is this year's Huckabee, I think. His natural ease and humor on stage will get him alot of points, and the evangelical population of Iowa will give him an early boost, that he rides to impressive heights considering he came from an unknown .... but not enough to win. not even probably enough to be second. Though I choke on the words - Romney has a better chance than Cain at this point . Which is sad.

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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Cain is this year's Huckabee, I think. His natural ease and humor on stage will get him alot of points, and the evangelical population of Iowa will give him an early boost, that he rides to impressive heights considering he came from an unknown .... but not enough to win. not even probably enough to be second. Though I choke on the words - Romney has a better chance than Cain at this point . Which is sad.
    See I don't think so, put him in a mainstream debate with the other major candidates, and he could just make it through.

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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    I like Cain but I too agree there's little chance he'll come out on top in the end of this. I also find it amazingly questionable that Republicans who (rightfully in my mind) trumpeted the experience card in the 2008 election are now backing someone with even less than the miniscule amount of applicable experience Obama had.

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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Someone has probably already pointed this out, but your poll doesn't include Herman Cain who is gaining a strong undercurrent that could push him into the top tier, especially without Huckabee in the race.
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Cain is this year's Huckabee, I think. His natural ease and humor on stage will get him alot of points, and the evangelical population of Iowa will give him an early boost, that he rides to impressive heights considering he came from an unknown .... but not enough to win. not even probably enough to be second. Though I choke on the words - Romney has a better chance than Cain at this point . Which is sad.
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    He's announcing Saturday. We'll see what happens after that. Fox still ignoring him as is everyone else in the media. Not so with those who go hear him or the ones online. They're excited.
    I was pretty pissed all day, when he was ignored again, but hey, as long as he's moving up without their help, so be it.
    He is going to be on with Chris Wallace Sunday. That should give him some good air time.
    Any concepts for running mate?

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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Cain is this year's Huckabee, I think. His natural ease and humor on stage will get him alot of points, and the evangelical population of Iowa will give him an early boost, that he rides to impressive heights considering he came from an unknown .... but not enough to win. not even probably enough to be second. Though I choke on the words - Romney has a better chance than Cain at this point . Which is sad.
    Good analysis and I tend to agree. One interesting factor is how well the GOP primary voter will respond to him. Obama had a built in Democratic constituency in 2008 because the vast majority of African Americans vote Democratic. Cain - as a Republican - cannot tap into that market with the ease the Obama did once he was ableto change the narrative that he could not beat Hillary.
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