President 2012

President 2012: Rick Perry Can’t Remember the Federal Agencies He Wants to Cut

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Texas Governor Rick Perry has a lapse of memory during tonight’s CNBC Presidential Debate

Rick Perry’s campaign for President imploded tonight with his lapse of memory as to which federal agencies he would cut. The answer he is grasping for  = Department of Energy.

AllahPundit over at Hot Air has the quotes:

  • To my memory, Perry’s forgetfulness is the most devastating moment of any modern primary debate – Larry Sabato
  • That might be the most uncomfortable moment I’ve ever witnessed in presidential politics – Rich Lowry
  • That was the greatest flame-out I’ve ever witnessed in a debate – Mona Charon
  • WaPo’s Aaron Blake tweets: “Top Perry fundraiser to me: ‘Perry campaign is over. Time for him to go home and refocus on being Gov of TX.’”

And, Perry’s retort after the debate: 

“I’m sure glad I had my boots on because I sure stepped in it out there.”

Put a fork in Rick Perry – He’s Done!

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President 2012 GOP Florida Poll Watch: Cain 30% Vs. Romney 24% Vs. Gingrich 19%

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According to the latest Rasmussen Poll.

As he continues to battle media coverage over past sexual harassment allegations, businessman Herman Cain leads other Republican hopefuls in the first Rasmussen Reports look at the GOP primary race in Florida.

The latest statewide telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary voters shows Cain with 30% support while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney picks up 24% of the vote. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich draws support from 19% of Florida GOP voters with no other candidate picking up double-digits.

This Florida survey of 788 Likely Republican Primary Voters was conducted on November 8, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

Note the rise of Newt Gingrich. When Cain ultimately falls, I believe Newt will be left to duke it out with Romney.

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President 2012 GOP South Carolina Poll Watch: Romney 22% Vs. Cain 20% Vs. Gingrich 10% Vs. Perry 9%

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According to the latest Clemson Palmetto Poll.

Two months short of the state’s Jan. 21, 2012, presidential primary, South Carolina voters are unsure of who is the best GOP candidate to support. 

That’s the finding of the just-completed Clemson University 2012 Palmetto Poll of a sample of 600 likely voters. The S.C. presidential primary is expected to draw 600,000 voters early next year.

 “What South Carolinians think and who they back is historically important,” said Clemson University political scientist Dave Woodard. “Since 1980, the winner of the GOP South Carolina Primary has won the Republican nomination for president every time.”

 Nearly 70 percent (68 percent) of those polled had not yet decided on a candidate and a similar number said they were most likely to change their minds between now and January when they do have a choice.

 “This indicates the electorate is still fluid,” said Clemson political scientist Bruce Ransom.

 Among respondents who had chosen a candidate, the Palmetto Poll showed Mitt Romney (22 percent) and Herman Cain (20 percent) leading the field. The third-place candidate was Newt Gingrich (10 percent), followed by Rick Perry (9 percent).

The remaining candidates finished with single-digit percentages: Ron Paul (3 percent), Michelle Bachmann (3 percent), Rick Santorum (1 percent) and Jon Huntsman (1 percent).

This is anyone’s race and Romney will face off with whomever survives Iowa, and New Hampshire.

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President 2012 GOP Poll Watch: 51 Per Cent Say Accusations Against Herman Cain Likely Serious and True

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According to the latest Rasmussen Poll.

Most voters now say that the sexual harassment allegations made against Herman Cain may be both serious and true. At the same time, two-thirds believe Cain’s ethics are at least as good as most politicians. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of voters nationwide say it is at least somewhat likely the allegations against Cain are both serious and true.

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 7-8, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

I tweeted yesterday that it was my opinion that Herman Cain was DONE.

I think you can say that American voters agree.

Put a fork in Herman Cain – He’s DONE.

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