Bachmann, I know she is a Rep in the house, but she has no ties with the Washington crowd, Federal Reserve, or any of the "powers" that run Washington behind the scene, If there is an "outsider" in the race, I think it's Bachmann.
But the icing on the cake for me is that I think she has some core values she won't turn lose of, that means whatever she says, she'll do, no amount of persuasion will change her mind.
America has been fooled long enough by politicians who make promises then don't keep them, but I don't think American's have learned how to tell the difference in the politicians until it's too late, Obama being the "prime example".
As Elvis said: "It's now or never", that America has the last chance to elect a person who will deliver precisely what they promise,
lose this one and America will sink so far into the abyss it will never rise again.
Better look past the "good looks" and "riveting oratory" to the person "inside", that's where the "real person" resides.
I voted for Herman Cain, I want someone that isn't a political wonk and already tied to some lobyist in Washington. I think that in the business world Herman has handled far more responsibilities that most of the other candidates. He has a direct plan to turn this country around.
Herman Cain hands down for me. I've been in his corner since October 2010 when I heard him speak at Right Nation. You can't find a more honest, transparent, authentic candidate in any of the others. Conservative to the bone, quick wit, obviously smart and capable. Some say he has no political experience, so what? Every President puts a bevy of people around them to execute his policies. I think it's a plus. If Obama has to debate Cain, he'll call in sick.
Now on to the others:
Probably the smartest man in politics. Knows our history like no one else. Articulate, understands America, can be quite bold. (which we need right now. However, Newt rivals Joe Biden in the gaffe department. Perhaps Newt is too smart for his own good. His negatives are high for a general election, and we'd lose independents with Newt.
One word - Romneycare. This is a guy who State now has the highest level of health insurance in the Country. Four of the top five insurance companies are going broke. This is Mitt's legacy. More importantly, it's also proof that Romney believes government can solve problems when we all know it causes problems. Whether on the State level or the Federal level.
Good record of job creation, but how much is due to him and how much is due to policies already in place? No State income tax by itself is a big draw. And of course immigration....but, that could actually help him in a general election.
Would be fine in the Oval Office. Getting there would be more difficult for them, but I consider them great Americans nevertheless, and they would serve this country well.
The rest aren't worth my time mentioning. I'm just concerned that all the conservatives will split votes and Romney waltzes through.
People say "no political experience,no big deal for Cain"
Im sorry,but it IS a big deal.
Running a country is not like running a pizza parlor.It's a 24-7 job and theres more to it that takes more than "business" experience.
We put a very inexperienced candidate in the WH today,and look where its got us?
Atleast a candidate with Governors or Senators experience.I honestly dont want another "on the job training" President.
Not a slam on Cain,im just being cautious which is why im remaining neutral atleast until the caucus's begin.
This is a very very critical election,our country depends on it.We HAVE to back a candidate that has the background and strength,and experience to take it to Obama.
I also like Herman Cain but believe me what we need is someone with the ability to debate and stomp on Obama when the time comes. In debate with Obama, Perry would screw up royally. Obama is a silver-tongued slippery snake and we need someone who can take the sting out of him. I really don't know who else would be able to do it other than Newt G. However, I also think quick and sharp-tongued Chris Christie would grind him down quickly. I've read so many comments about his weight. That's poo poo. If someone can turn this country around I don't care if he/she weighed 100 lbs. or 300 lbs.
Newt Gingrich would be my choice as the field now stands.
I confess that deep in my heart I would like to see Sarah Palin as president. I know all of the negatives but I think she is the closest thing we have to a constitutional conservative with the guts to buck the system and enough experience to survive Washington. Whether or not she could overcome the media bias or be elected with the mainstream media constantly gunning for her is highly questionable.
I realize we need the most conservative person who can win. There are two declared candidates who fit the bill; Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain. The more experienced of the two is Newt and because of that he is less likely to fall into the traps set by the politically correct Left Wing Media (Mainstream Media). i.e. the gay soldier booing allegation Cain was sucked into. Cain is a quick learner and will get harder to trap the further he goes so there may be hope there but what about foreign affairs? This was Palin's weakest area and will be his as well, making him susceptible to traps set by Obama's media minions. If Herman Cain were the lone candidate, can he learn enough about foreign affairs fast enough to go head to head with Obama who will say anything, true or not, to win a point? It will take someone sharp enough to say authoritatively "you are wrong because....".
Our best bet when it comes to going head to head with Obama in any forum would be Newt Gingrich. He isn't perfect but he's who we have and Obama will look like the idiot he is in a face to face debate. I realize that there are areas in Newt's personal life that may make him susceptible to mud slinging but, at this point Obama is certainly not immune to that either. Remember, we are looking for a leader to turn things around, not a Saint.
Herman Cain would certainly need to surround himself with foreign affairs experts as well as Washington insiders. But doesn't every President? Although with Cain, they would all march to Cain's beat, not the other way around.
I like Gingrich. No one understands our nations history better. Gingrich is a very smart man. Unfortunately, no one makes gaffes on a more consistant basis than Gingrich, he beats out Joe Biden. His loose lips hurt him as Speaker of the House. His loose lipe caused him to apologize more than once in his Presidential run. So the media would be frenzied to keep a microphone permanently attached to his jaw. I'm not concerned about his old baggage as much as I am about his gaffe prone mouth.
Cain is the only candidate (right now) that can flat out beat Obummer. A) - he's really a black man (not mulatto) B) he appeals to moderate and conservative blacks C) will appeal to blacks and independents not informed of politics because of his no-nonsense way of explaining tough issues that are endemic to the black population in the US. He will find a way to help black young men to become employed and empowered. That is our communist-in-chief's "ciitzen army" and soon to be brown shirts.
He's a businessman, conservative that has actually "created jobs". That will appeal to low-end and mid-level union people. he will force Congress to vote on repealing the 18th amendment - closing the IRS. He will clean up regulations and lessen the size of the Federal Government. He's strong enough to attack the progressives. Hopefully, under his administration, we will see progress in investigations of people and orgs like Soros, Jones, NBPP , DSA, La Raza, and all the other pukes that have infected our government, education system, financial system. Our national security will improve ( I know that is a broad statement, but not enough time or space here to explain).
Why was Sarah Palin even on the poll,and Chris Christie?They are not confirmed candidates>=\
Mr. Cain for me! A NON politician. I've had enough of the status quo. However, I do love my Gov. (Perry). The man has undeniable issues with debating. This is a problem.
Keep in mind, ANY ONE OF THEM, except Romney and maybe Huntsman, is better than Obama!