OK, so this is just my opinion, but I believe Romney and Perry were the chosen, golden ones by the GOP, and then they have Newt as an old party backup
plan, and they threw Cain in the mix to distractTea Partiers from Paul and Bachmann. I believe the only decent candidates from the start were
Huntsman, Paul, Santorum, Johnson, and maybe Bachmann, but all of them were neutralized immediately by a masterful GOP plan!
Public opinion is so easy to manipulate. Romney and Perry were advertised as the front runners and given all the press. All the MSM feigned over
them like groupies, but the voters weren't so quick to follow. Polling showed too much attention on the more real
Conservatives, so the GOP
rolled out Herman Cain. Cain wins over the religious crowd and the Tea Party crowd, and his 999 plan steals a little Paul thunder. He wins over the
Bachmann and Santorum supporters with his sermon-esque speaking style. He is there to catch the Perry fans as the wheels come off the Perry bus.
Cain has some good success.
But remember, it is supposed to be the Romney/Perry show, so Cain can't get too popular, so his scandals come to light. In light of the scandals,
Newt Gingrich, GOP good ol' boy, Speaker of the House, comic relief in each debate, Gingrich. He was just cruising along, staying out of the
limelight, attacking the debate hosts, speaking candidly, being likeable and entertaining, and then the GOP decided to call his number. Newt, you're
in the game for real now. The Cain crowd isn't going to roll over to the Romney/Perry bus just yet, so we need you. Now Newt is suddenly a
front-runner! Cain's out as of today, he will likely endorse Newt, and the handlers willl ride this momentum in to New Hampshire and Iowa.
Florida is still the dark horse in primary season. This is the first year Florida's primary has come this early. Nobody knows what to expect. Cain
got a surprise Straw Poll win here, but now he is out. They've engineered wins for Romney/Perry/Newt in Iowa and New Hampshire, but they need one
more good trick out of their hat to make sure Paul, Bachmann, Santorum, Huntsman don't slip in a 2nd or 3rd place finish and then pull an upset in
I've fought my conspiracy theorist side this whole election cycle. I wanted to believe Donald Trump was really concerned about Obama's birth
certificate, but then he got played like a fiddle, and now he is hosting a debate? I wanted to believe Herman Cain was just a patriotic business man.
But it has become clear (at least to me) that all of these things were set up to confuse and corral voters and then lead them to the GOP chosen ones.
I can't wait to see how they make the handoff from Newt to Perry. As infuriating as this all is, it is also very entertaining and sadly
Is Perry so dead in the water that this Newt substitution will become permanent, or will Newt somehow miraculously hand over his supports to Perry?
By the end of January, will the GOP be successful in making this a 2 person race between Romney and Perry, or will they have to defer to company man
Gingrich for the long haul? Can the Tea Party Conservatives actually rally enough support and ignore the MSM long enough to keep Paul or Bachmann
alive in the race?
Where will Cain wind up in the cabinet come January? His services surely didn't come cheap.
Whoever wins Florida wins the nomination. It's what they said in 2000, 2004, and 2008, it's what Governor Rick Scott has been saying this go
around, and it is how the GOP has stacked their hand. I think Ron Paul should be down here campaigning from now through the Florida primary. He
should do a Florida Whistle stop tour. He should spend the bulk of his marketing dollars here! He needs a strong 2nd or 3rd in Iowa and New
Hampshire, and a win in Florida!!
Here are some relevant news stories;
Herman Cain quits.
Florida's top Republican and GOP chair says 'electability' is
key, and whoever wins Florida's primary will be the nominee.
Gingrich courts Cain backers at Tea Party
Perry aims new Iowa ad directly at Romney's religion.
With television ads on the way, Perry is down, but not out.
Will Cain supporters come back to Perry?
Cain may drop out, Perry shows lighter side.
I'm really starting to believe it was all a set up. Cain was just there to bleed votes from the true conservatives, and hand them back over to the
What do you all think. Did we ever stand a chance, or was this all a set up from the start?