It’s official, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will not run for the GOP nomination for the 2012 Presidential election.According to Daniels, the ultimate decision came down his family’s reticence about a campaign. How sad that this is what Presidential campaigns have come to. However, I have to agree with Hot Air, that Daniels was not terribly enthusiastic about having his family history turned into campaign fodder.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told supporters in an email early Sunday that he will not run for president in 2012, a decision he said ultimately came down to his family’s reticence about a campaign.
The announcement by the former Office of Management and Budget director and favorite of much of the Republican establishment will again roil the unsettled GOP field—and likely intensify efforts to convince another major candidate to join the race, such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
However, there is one man who emphatically and with overwhelming jumped into the race and that individual is Herman Cain. Amid cheers and applause, Herman Cain officially began his run as an “outside the DC Beltway” candidacy. Cain is a different kind of GOP candidate and maybe that is exactly what is needed. The Left Coat Rebel offers a nice picture in contrast of Obama and Cain in their younger years college daze.
In front of thousands in Atlanta, GA Herman Cain Announced Candidacy
Tea Party favorite Herman Cain announced his long-shot presidential candidacy to a raucous crowd in Atlanta Saturday, yelling, “I’m running for president of the United States and I’m not running for second.”
At a rally attended by thousands, the businessman, author and talk radio show host showed he knows how to wow a conservative gathering. The crowd chanted, “Herman, Herman, Herman,” as Cain unleashed the same soaring rhetoric and relentless attacks on President Obama that has created buzz in recent weeks.
“Let me tell you some of the reasons why I’m running for president of the United States.We have become a nation of crises,” he said, citing morals, the economy, entitlement spending, immigration and foreign affairs as among the crises facing the nation.
“And we’ve got a deficiency of leadership crisis in the White House,” he said to roaring cheers.
The Other McCain make a great point in analyzing the trend of those who want to challenge Obama in 2012 and those that opt out for what ever reason. Herman Cain is enthusiastic and in it to win it, no matter what the intellectual political pundits say.
Dear God, please not Jeb Bush! But you see the pattern: Barbour quit, Trump quit, Huckabee quit and now Daniels quits, while Herman Cain — the man who all the pundits say can’t win — just keeps going and going
Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, has officially announced that he will officially announce his GOP run for the White House in 2012. Cain’s press secretary said the official announcement will be made on Saturday. Herman Cain will be a breath of fresh air in the Republican run for the WH.
Friday evening in Council Bluffs, the Atlanta businessman announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
Cain spoke to a crowd of 200 people at Iowa Western Community College. His announcement was met with a standing ovation.
Charles Krauthammer is saying that his candidacy is for entertainment purposes only; however, Hot Air disagrees. At some point the establishment media types, even on Fox News, have to accept that others than just career politicians are serious candidates and would be effective. At the very least, Herman Cain will force Republicans to act in a conservative manner and drag wanna be RINO’s and those without a spine to be more for lowering taxes, reducing the debt, cut spending and other Conservative cornerstone ideas. It’s rather disingenuous for media types to determine who is and who is not a serious candidate just so that they can provide an agenda instead of an opinion. It will be up to the voters, not the media to determine whether Cain will be a viable candidate, and as the Gateway Pundit states … the Tea Party might have an big say in whether Cain is merely entertainment or not. Hey Charles, what drove the 2010 midterm election? Have you forgot so soon?
Herman Cain has wins the Tea party straw poll with 22% of the vote. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) came in second with 16% and Ron Paul in third with 15%. Although Cain is a long shot with as OTB states little chance of winning, many of his views and opinions are exactly what this country needs. Who is Herman Cain you ask? He is a conservative talk show host and former Godfather’s Pizza chief executive and now straw poll winner.
Video: Herman Cain on the Sean Hanity Show
Former pizza executive Herman Cain won on Sunday a 2012 presidential straw poll of attendees of a Tea Party conference in Arizona.
Cain won 22 percent of the vote in a straw poll of in-person attendees at the American Policy Summit, the first-ever conference organized by Tea Party Patriots, one of the larger umbrella organizations for Tea Party activists.
Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R), meanwhile, won nearly 50 percent of the votes cast by 2,300 online straw poll participants.