NEWS >POLITICS > HERM CAIN CONSIDERING RUN AT PRESIDENT OF FLORIDA AFTER STRAW POLL WIN
HERM CAIN CONSIDERING RUN AT PRESIDENT OF FLORIDA AFTER STRAW POLL WIN
September 25 2011
Orlando, FL – For the Democrats the path to the Presidency is clear, at least in terms of a candidate. Barack Obama will be the Democratic candidate for President and while he may have a few challengers, they will only serve as sparring partners for the big game. On the Republican side, things are a little more confused with new front runners appearing almost every week, and this week a new face has taken up the mantle.
Herman Cain surprised everyone by winning the Florida straw poll, by a wide margin, making him a suddenly potent player in one of the most important states in the election. The former Burger King CEO has run for President before and been a player on the national stage for over a decade, but few have ever taken his candidacy seriously. Now though, with the victory in Florida, all of a sudden Herm Cain is a player.
How long his high profile will last is still up for debate, and the election for the Republican candidate is still a ways off, but apparently some in the Cain campaign believe that even if this victory doesn’t push him towards Presidency of the nation, it at least bodes well for a possible run at President of the State of Florida.
“Folks, this is what you call momentum. The Herman Cain train is picking up steam,” Cain told his supporters from his campaign bus.
Previous front runners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney finished second and third respectively. Combined, their percentage of the vote did not match Cain’s. One time front runner Michele Bachman finished last.
The position of President of Florida does not exist, yet, but given Cain’s popularity the creation of such a position might not be impossible.
“Determining who is going to win at this stage is not only impossible, trying to do it is just a waste of time. They will have to go through a lot, they will beat each other up and the strongest of those battles will come out and challenge Obama. Who that is we don’t know yet and that will likely be the case for a few more months,” said Scrape TV Political analyst Gabriel Kinsey. “A month ago it would have been Mitt Romney, two weeks ago Rick Perry. It’s really just too early to tell right now with no real strong candidate. Cain, no matter his win in Florida, won’t have a chance nationally but it does show that he has great popularity in at least one state.”
Cain is originally from Georgia but has lived in a number of states in his life, though until now Florida was not one of those.
“Florida does have a leadership position, and it is a fellow Republican, and that is going to make it tough to install new leadership in a totally new position. It may also be that Florida would have to separate from the U.S. to do something like that and that may not be all that popular a notion for people in the state,” continued Kinsey. “As much as they obviously like Cain, splitting from the country is a big deal and it likely won’t be all that popular an idea. That would be very tough, becoming President of Florida, but if anyone is capable of doing it looks like its Cain.”
Cain will apparently stay in Florida for the next six months gathering support.
Edward Bastil, Political Correspondent