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GOP rivals hope to court Cain supporters

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  • David King Layton, UT
    Dec. 4, 2011 5:37 p.m.

    "Reps. Ron Paul of Texas and Michele Bachmann of Minnesota said Sunday they expected Cain supporters would fall in line behind them because of their messages on limited government, despite their low standing in the polls."

    Ron Paul's low standing in the polls? You mean the 18% he has in Iowa in the latest poll, which is good enough for second, and ahead of Mitt Romney?

    Sheesh.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Dec. 4, 2011 6:34 p.m.

    Republicans, I used to be be one of you. If you cannot see that the flocking of support to a 2 time wife cheater and Washington insider Newt over someone like Mitt is complete hypocrisy and lunacy then you deserve to have a terrible candidate.

    This speaks volumes about Republican "Family values". It says they will accept a man who has practiced horrible moral judgment and not support a more qualified candidate.

    For crying out loud, vote independent, form a 3rd party of people who will be fiscally conservative without the baggage or hypocrisy.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Dec. 4, 2011 8:40 p.m.

    I am not a math major but if Cain was falling in the polls his voting followers were already voting elsewhere. The rest of these media hounds are looking for headlines and help of any kind.

  • Eugene2 Bear Lake, ID
    Dec. 5, 2011 5:30 a.m.

    Go ahead, Republicans. Vote for anyone but Romney and lose in the general election to Obama. You can say you are standing on principle when what you are truly saying is that a Mormon has no principles and should not be eligible for the office of President. Gingrich = principles,I think not. According to the polls, Romney has the only real chance to beat Obama due to his appeal to disgruntled independents and conservative democrats. Wise up or Obama will be remain in office 4 more years! Then you will wonder why we didn't nominate Romney although then it will be too late when Gingrich loses by double digits to Obama.

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Dec. 5, 2011 6:09 a.m.

    John Jacob, my sentiments exactly. As far Bachmann and Paul neither are electable. Bachmann is a religious fanatic and Ron Paul thinks Iran is not a threat to world peace. Stay with Romney.

  • David King Layton, UT
    Dec. 5, 2011 10:12 a.m.

    @Eugene2
    "According to the polls, Romney has the only real chance to beat Obama"

    Depends on which polls you look at. Two NBC polls just released show Ron Paul doing the best against Obama in Iowa and New Hampshire, two states that Obama won in '08. He's tied with all other Republicans trailing in those two states. Ron Paul also does just as well as Romney in Florida, which is a must-win state in my view. Take a look at Paul's numbers with independents and disaffected Democrats. It really isn't just the false choice of Obama/Romney choice you present us with.

    @NeilT
    You say Ron Paul is not electable because he believes Iran is not a threat to world peace. I'm not sure he has ever said that, but he has a decidedly less militant approach to Iran. Romney's approach of "if you elect me, Iran will not have nuclear weapons" almost guarantees a war with them. Is that peace? Are we living in 2011 or 1984? As Big Brother would say, "War is peace". To those who worry so much about Iran I ask, which nation has used the most destructive weapon of all time?