During his bid for the Republican presidential nomination earlier in the 2012 election cycle, businessman Herman Cain scored his greatest success when he won the Presidency 5 straw poll held by the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) in Orlando back in September. While Cain -- unlike all other previous winners of the straw poll -- did not go on to win the Republican nomination, he is continuing to play an active role in the politics of the Sunshine State.
By taking aim at the political establishment and calling for a simplified tax code, Cain, who has never held elected office, rocketed out of nowhere to upset Gov. Rick Perry of Texas at Presidency 5 and moved to the top of national polls. But, facing questions about extramarital affairs, Cain quickly faded in the race.
Since that time, Cain has attempted to remain active on the national scene and launched a new PAC to endorse candidates. While his pick for the Republican presidential nomination -- former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia -- has pulled out of the race, Cain hopes to continue his streak of political success in Florida.
I liked Herman Cain when he was in the race. He was the outsider with fresh, new ideas.
Endorsing LeMieux??? Really??? That's a Tallahassee/Washington insider move.
I'm not sure what Cain is doing now. Some of his endorsements don't make much sense. Is he trying to be the "inside the beltway" guy now?
I'm more with Bachmann on the Senate Race. Initially I am a big Colonel Mike McCalister supporter and would prefer a fresher face. But Connie Mack is probably the only other candidate in this I could be excited about. I really like his "Penny Plan" for spending.