The latest polls show Romney back in front, with Cain a surprising third, almost up with Perry.
It's too soon in the process to say. There may even be new candidates in the race. I wouldn't write him off yet.
You could be right, but that last debate had to hurt Perry. Do you think more conservative voters would like Romney better if he chose a more conservative running mate, like Cain or Rubio?
it's clowns performing at a circus audition - Perry is Palin without glasses and interchangeable breasts
You know I am so surprised by the media commentary on Cain's success in the polls, I think some comments might come back to bite them on the hiney. I've liked him every time I've heard him speak, and in know way do I think it is a fluke of sorts that he won the Florida straw poll as well as coming in first on another poll done shortly afterwards. As for Perry, I think he's coming off somewhat stiff and dorky, someone should shorten his shirt collar, or he should just go sports wear or something in the debates.
Cain seems "real." That's prolly because he isn't a career politician.
He's "flavor of the month" and has as much chance as the other far-right candidates.
The choice is crystal clear to anyone who understands politics, especially the electoral college system. You get Obama or Obama light in the end. The fringe candidates have zero chance.
Regarding Cain, the same could have been said about Obama at this stage of the game.....too bad it really is a game to folks of power and influence...I don't think Cain is the flavor of the month, I think Habee is right, he doesn't respond to questions from a career politican's viewpoint, and for that matter neither did Palin who was so initally beloved by conservative voters.
Cain also has more personal charisma, which is highly important to any political race, than all the candidates, IMO. I do think Michelle Bachman could bear the title of 'flavor of the month' a while back. I only had to listen to her voice for one debate to know she was out the door. She needs to go away NOW to give more time to the others, so does that New Mexico dude. The simple fact that Bachman repeated unsupportable comments on the HPV vaccine issue is enough to know that she is not ready to be a POTUS.
The electoral college system is so irritating - someone should ask Cain if he would consider throwing it out. The majority of the population is conservative, but we are being run by the highly populated areas that need government assistance to stay in their preferred baliwick (sp?) for the next several generations to come. There is lots of country still out there in the good old US of A - a little hard work involved and no McD around the corner...........
Someone needs to write a hub to help non Americans understand American politics
I'm not sure there's enough memory on computers for that hub!!
US Politics - Run by Big Business via subsidiaries called politicians Inc Votes are optional and rarely accurately counted. Elections pre determined by promise of tax reduction for wealthy and punishment for those who oppose. Sweep the poor under the carpet and trample over democracy. Any international disagreement of this will result in war. Voila! US politics
I skimmed a headline yesterday that said the Koch brothers want Christie to go for it....so he may be the new Golden Boy.
Christy should be a poster boy for Michelle's anti-obesity, healthful diet campaign.
It's already been decided: Mitt Romney wil be the nominee.
You'll see the other nominees implode soon enough (they're already sinking Perry), and then Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, Rush Limbaugh, and all the right-wing blogs will unanimously sing the praises of Romney. And then all the Republicans who said they'd never vote for Romney, never vote for a Mormon, etc will all fall in line.
And Obama will win reelection handily.
I know you're not including me here - I never said I wouldn't vote for Romney. I've always said Romney and Huntsman were the two most sensible GOP candidates. It's the far right who doesn't like Romney - not the moderate Republicans. I just hope the GOP nominates at least a fairly moderate candidate and not a TP-er. I'm really hoping that Palin doesn't jump in.
Nope - I was talking about the GOP kingmakers and the "Tea Partiers" (far right). The latter will very quickly rally around Romney, even though they're bitching about him now, when Fox News tells them to.
I think Michael Moore has now said he could go for Huntsman, that's enough for me to know he ain't the right one and he needs to just go bye-bye..... I agree, I don't want Sarah Palin to jump in here, surely she knows it would be a mistake. Hope her team does 'google alerts' and keeps up with sentiment that she should not run.
It wont really matter who runs against Obama, he will lose and lose big. It may not even be Obama. Its a long shot but Hillary might be the nominee, I thought I would never say this but she looks and sounds more presidential than he does. He's done one way or the other.
Yes, I'm sure you hope like hell I'm wrong, but you know I'm not.
Are you begging Chris Christie to join the race like just about every other Republican is?
Let's face it - even the Republicans know all the candidates stink.
What polls are you referring to? I think as of yesterday the news was that even though he's looked like a complete moron in the debates, he was still the Republican favorite.
I agree with your take on Romney and Huntsman. I don't think they'd be able to follow through on their promises to dismantle the health care act; and otherwise they seem pretty centrist compared to the rest of the Republican candidates.
I just saw a poll that indeed indicates that Perry is sinking like a stone, ala Michele Bachmann. There was a bit of lag time for his buffoonery to have a measureable effect.
Maybe the SNL sketch helped.
This poll, Ron:
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls … -1452.html
That poll doesn't show Romney leading, it shows Perry up by 4 points with Romney getting closer. Am I missing something?
My kind of Repubby: Buddy Roemer!!
It would be a mistake to believe that blacks would vote for Cain who spearheaded a drive against raising the minimum wage when he headed the fast food restaurant association or someone representing a party that is engaged in a concerted effort to suppress the black vote, or a party dedicated to protecting a Wall Street dedicated to f**king the poor rather than the interests of Main Street.
They are much smarter than you think. How about Perry? Think they'll vote for this strutting, gun toting Texan?
Blacks would vote for Cain, and what makes you assume I think they lack intelligence?
Wrong. Because they have the intelligence to support the Democrats on the issues that benefit them. This has been true in every election since the sixties. Also, the GOP "Southern Strategy" alienated most blacks in this country.
If A choice between Perry and Obama they would vote for Obama. Choice between Obama and Cain would wind up splitting their vote. I don't know many non gun toting Texans.
Nice try......nice baseless try. Wall Street got its debilitating power from the actions of Dodd and Frank dating back to the Clinton Administration at a minimum, and certainly many many many libs profited hugely from Dodd and Frank regs.......Wall Street would profit from the the empowerment of Main Street and their 401K's - it is like a dirty secret -- for libs, that only the continuation of Main Street capital gains sees the continuation of the whole of Wall Street in the long run.
As for Cain, your comments leave me speechless, they tell me you are somewhat afraid of a Cain ticket............
Back to the OP.
Flirtation w/Perry ended when it came to actually swapping spit with the guy.
He's like Bush on steroids.
I have to agree with Repair Guy. Hillary is sounding a lot more presidential than Obama. But then, she always did and should have been.
Hope springs eternal and hindsight really is 20/20.
Let's make a pact.
We will continue posting on the HP political forums until we get
a CENTRIST, COMMON-SENSE, NON-IDEALOGUE POTUS.
We may be rocking in our chairs with gray hair and wrinkles -- but I sincerely hope it happens
in 2012 -- if not for sure 2016!!
Your friend in the center of sanity,
Sounds like a plan! I would vote for Hill, Huntsman, or maybe Romney. Obama is too left for me, and most of the GOPs are too right. I'm really impressed with Cain as a person and as a businessman, but I need to learn more about his stand on social issues. The GOP needs to get off the conservative social issues pony and stick to being financial conservatives. When people are huring financially, who cares about gay marriage and gays in the military?
Who cares about them even when they're NOT hurting financially?
In the grand scheme of HUGE issues in our country, those are just so crazy.
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