Brad
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Brad asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 9 years ago

Will Herman Cain or Ron Paul be the GOP nominee?

http://www.zogby.com/news/2011/05/10/ibope-zogby-p...

According to a new Zogby poll, Paul and Cain are the only actual or likely Republican candidates polling above 10%. Paul is at 10% exactly, ahead of Mitt Romney (9%), Huckabee, Palin, and Pawlenty (all at 4%). Pizza CEO Herman Cain is at 14%.

Just about every candidate in the field has high negatives. Around 1-in-3 would never vote for Ron Paul, but Huckabee and Palin do even worse (as do non-candidates Gingrich and Trump). Just about everybody is 25% or higher in this area (Cain, Pawlenty, potential candidate Mitch Daniels, and non-candidate Chris Christie have lower negatives, but are also relative unknowns).

Personally, I think Ron Paul will be the GOP nominee (if Huckabee's numbers are really that weak) because I can't see the Republican Party actually nominating the Pizza man. At one time, chicken entrepreneur Ross Perot led George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton in the polls. As with Perot, there is no substance behind Cain's rhetoric. Ron Paul has the record as the most principled advocate of limited government in American political history and I think that will eventually lead him to victory against the Pizza CEO and the flip-flopper from Massachusetts.

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  • 9 years ago
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    They may.

    Both have a chance.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Cain has a very good chance in my opinion. He appeals to a lot of people with his common sense approach to things . He also believes in American Exceptionalism and that's something people are hungry to hear from their president.

    He's not becoming so popular with Conservatives because he is black, but it will be an advantage in the general election. The race card will be off the table as he says.

    He really connects with people when he speaks. He has real leadership qualities. Though he's never been a politician, his resume is anything but thin. It's packed full of successes in his lifetime.

    People write him off as the Pizza Guy. The pizza guy had 10,000 employees and has been credited with putting President Clinton's healthcare bill, off the table in 1994, during a townhall meeting.(see video Below)

    He also has some common sense solutions to the big problems we have. (see link)

    He won't have a problem beating Ron Paul, but Paul's supporters could keep him from winning the nomination. That would pretty much guarantee the next president will not be a conservative, but will either be an establishment Republican, like Romney, or Obama will be re-elected.

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  • mcfaul
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    3 years ago

    Herman Cain would not even need to be on the republican radar in my opinion, he's calling all the wall highway protesters jealous ? is he extreme ? per danger we would desire to continuously be jealous that wall highway have been given a backdoor bailout mutually as we've been given caught protecting our valueless 401k precis's, Mr. Cain as quickly as back represents the prestige qou of the republican occasion, a occasion which has drifted a techniques from it quite is roots, i will assure you that Mr. Cain acceptance is created by potential of the controlled media, the actual help for the Republican push isn't being shown on television, by using fact Ron Paul is their enemy, era. it took an entire 5 minutes to work out by using Mr. Cain... he's interior the incorrect occasion.

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  • 9 years ago

    No, neither of them will be. Right now it's hard core right-wingers controlling the discussion. Even the GOP isn't stupid enough to allow maniacs like Paul or Cain to win the nomination - it would guarantee an Obama win.

    As for Scott Brown, his willingness to ignore the insane ravings of libertarians and tea party people is his only saving grace.

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  • 9 years ago

    "Ron Paul has the record as the most principled advocate of limited government in American political history" - until it comes to collecting Pork for his own district - then those principles go out the window.

    Paul is a fraud, an extremist, and has been thoroughly rejected by the US voters twice before - he isn't going to win anything.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Herman Cain would have had a better chance on Hitler's staff.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Paul puts the loon into loony toons

    He is the front runner

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  • 9 years ago

    Cain makes the most sense.

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