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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 Catawba View Post
    He might run into a problem with his own "family values" party with this, but if they decide to overlook it since he is one of their own, I don't think it would be a problem in the general election.
    His wife left him and came back, how would that pose as problem?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    His wife left him and came back, how would that pose as problem?
    Like I said, i don't think it would be a problem with the general election voters, I think it might be a problem for the moral majority types of his own party.
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Like I said, i don't think it would be a problem with the general election voters, I think it might be a problem for the moral majority types of his own party.
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
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    I think it has absolutly nothing to do with anythng related to the office, but then I am not a member of the Christian right. You have to understand I live in the bible belt and saw first hand the reaction of the Christian right to Clinton's BJ and the John Edwards affair, so that is why I think its possible those same types might think it is immoral to leave your husband and 4 kids to run off to California with another man. Of course they eventually came back together for the kids, which I think is a positive thing, but the Christian right may not look at it that way.
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    I live in IN and I don't see how a story of redemption and love can be viewed by the Christan Right as a negative.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    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.
    See, I don't see him as less experienced. So he's never been a voting "present" short time senator. Take a look at the kind of experience he does have. I copied only what I considered to be political experience, not all of his business experience.
    Introducing Herman Cain - Robert Costa - National Review Online
    In many respects, Cain’s rapid emergence echoes his national political baptism.
    In 1994, Cain was chairman and chief executive officer of Godfather’s Pizza, an Omaha-based chain. Pres. Bill Clinton was peddling his health-care plan at town halls. At one televised session, Cain calmly argued with the president about the cost to restaurateurs. “Mr. President,” he said, “with all due respect, your calculation on what the impact would do, quite honestly, is incorrect.”
    Clinton, after a long day of softballs, was rattled. Cain, a black, southern business leader who could out-folksy Clinton, had fingered the central flaw in the administration’s proposal: the potential for increased insurance costs to eliminate jobs.
    It was more than a splash of cold water; it was a punch to the gut of Hillarycare. The reaction to Cain’s critique was immediate. The exchange was featured on the CBS Evening News and ABC’s World News Tonight. Major newspapers, including the New York Times, highlighted the moment as a thorn in Clinton’s side.
    The Clinton–Cain scuffle also drew the attention of Republican leaders, from Jack Kemp to Newt Gingrich, the two of whom enlisted Cain for the Economic Growth and Tax Reform Commission, a congressional study group, following that year’s midterms. For Cain, who had little prior interest in politics, it was a sudden, though welcome, development.
    But the bug had bit. Cain, who was already a leader at the National Restaurant Association at the time of the Clinton town hall, was retained in 1996 as the group’s full-time chief executive.
    As his national profile increased, Cain took on a leadership role at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, becoming chairman in 1995. “Spending time at the Federal Reserve was a good learning opportunity for me,” he reflects. “It helped me to understand economic philosophies and polices that I had not previously known about.” For one, he saw up close how monetary policy influences the economy, from inflation to unemployment rates.
    As Cain campaigns, he does not run away from his Federal Reserve experience, even as Ron Paul and others call for the institution to be eliminated. Cain would rather mend it than end it, using more congressional oversight. This is not always a crowd-pleasing message on the Des Moines–Manchester circuit. Still, as he makes this case, Cain takes care to do it with tea-party bravado, championing a strong dollar, praising the gold standard, and applauding Paul for his discerning criticism.
    After the Hillarycare battles, Cain continued to find himself dabbling in national politics. During the 1996 presidential campaign, he was an adviser to Kemp, a former congressman and housing secretary and Bob Dole’s vice-presidential nominee. The pair had clicked the previous the year on Capitol Hill while serving together on the congressional study group.
    For Cain, the working relationship with Kemp was invaluable. Their discussions about the power of pro-growth politics convinced Cain that his business sense could work in the public sector. As Cain builds his own message on the trail, he often thinks back to those talks with Kemp, he says. Cain knows that Kemp could have simply given him a few token handshakes as they worked together on the panel. Instead, he found a partner.
    But GOP politicians continued to seek Cain out for counsel and support. Unsurprisingly, he remained close to Kemp, who wrote the introduction to Cain’s 1999 book, Leadership Is Common Sense. A year later, Cain was an active supporter of businessman Steve Forbes, a flat-tax champion, as he campaigned for the presidency.
    For all of his southern-fried lyricism, and the pizza jokes made at his expense, Cain’s story is much richer than he usually lets on. When the Klieg lights are shut off, he is a meticulous man in both his bookkeeping and his demeanor. Discipline and dogged ambition drive him.
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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.
    I agree with your analysis

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Any concepts for running mate?
    Of course I want West He can make up for what Cain is lacking on Foreign policy.
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    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.
    That doesn't worry me at all. What does worry me is Palin. I'm thinking she may get in after all. If she does many of her original base may leave Cain for her. I won't, but many will. I think he can beat Romney easily otherwise. But if all those tea party votes get split up, does that just hand it to Romney?
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    That doesn't worry me at all. What does worry me is Palin. I'm thinking she may get in after all. If she does many of her original base may leave Cain for her. I won't, but many will. I think he can beat Romney easily otherwise. But if all those tea party votes get split up, does that just hand it to Romney?
    The only TEA members that will split are the fake one and then they can become pure and decent again.,

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