Cain's busy week
October 3rd, 2011
09:30 AM ET
10 years ago

Cain's busy week

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is set to embark on a busy week on the heels of two weekend straw poll wins.

The former Godfather's Pizza CEO grabbed the top spots among GOP candidates in straw polls at the National Federation of Republican Women's national convention and the TeaCon 2011 survey outside Chicago.

He received 49% support among Republican women followed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry with 14%, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 13.3% and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 12.5%.

Cain also won the TeaCon survey, the first Midwestern Tea Party Convention, in a landslide Saturday. He was the only candidate to attend the two-day event.

But he will be potentially courting a different variety of support Monday when he meets with real estate mogul Donald Trump, who considered his own run for the White House earlier this year. Meetings with the reality star have become commonplace among 2012 presidential candidates. Romney and Perry met previously with Trump. He and Cain are scheduled to convene midday at Trump Towers in New York City.

Cain will check off another unwritten mandatory step for presidential hopefuls, releasing a book, "This is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House," Tuesday.

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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Wadda Wingnut

    Since he played the race card, Herb has been getting a lot of attention.

    October 3, 2011 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  2. Wadda Wingnut

    Herb shoud know that the white house is always open for tours.

    October 3, 2011 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  3. Wadda Wingnut

    I wonder what kind of pizza the Donald will serve.

    October 3, 2011 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  4. Wadda Wingnut

    Instead of meeting with the Donald, Herb should meet with Rick McDaniel, as he is smarter than Trump.

    October 3, 2011 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  5. Andy Botwin

    And Herman, no anchovies this time. Thanks.

    October 3, 2011 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  6. s

    flavor of the of the month, must get palin all excited. Just any GOP loud mouth, better off going back to pizza making.

    October 3, 2011 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  7. The Real Tom Paine

    Will he meet with Snooki and The Situation next?

    October 3, 2011 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  8. Chris

    LOVE it. Just picturing all the senile (and not-so-senile) racists in the GOP coughing up blood at the thought of a black-on-black Presidential election is really making my day.

    October 3, 2011 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  9. Rudy NYC

    If Mr. Cain had good judgment, then he would realize that meeting with Mr. Trump is a big waste of time.

    October 3, 2011 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  10. DCM

    People must be really afraid of Herman Cain judging from all the frothing at the mouth comments by Democrats. He is black so you might have a hard time making him a racist, he has an actual PLAN (something almost nobody has including the current occupant of the WH) and he has worked for his money. yep, Herman Cain is a really scary guy if you are an Obama supporter. I expect all manner of vicious attacks coming since he is now in a more commanding position. Of course the lack of any truth will not be a problem with our "honest" media. Even though I loath Sarah Palin and a significant number of the national media labeled the new book as nothing more than fiction, a LOT of media gave the author (who was nothing more than a stalker) credible coverage as if he could prove ANYTHING in his book. Herman Cain will get the same treatment or worse. The Democrats are the most vicious at dirty politics but are consistent in painting the Republicans and the "bad guys". Goes to show if you say a lie long and loud enough a lot of lemmings will believe you, I hope Herman Cain does end up in the White House. At the worst we can have somebody that knows what it means to work (read Obama's history and you will find a huge lack of actually working for a living)

    October 3, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  11. Lynda/Minnesota

    "yep, Herman Cain is a really scary guy if you are an Obama supporter."

    Umm, no, Herb isn't scary at all. Well, he isn't scary to Democrats, anyway.

    October 3, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  12. Rudy NYC

    DCM wrote:
    I expect all manner of vicious attacks coming since he is now in a more commanding position. Of course the lack of any truth will not be a problem with our "honest" media.
    It is human nature to judge the actions of others by what you yourself would do in the other person's shoes. As logical as that practice may sound, it is completely the wrong thing to do most of the time, and this is definitely one of those times.

    First, it is conservatives and Republicans who fear. It is their hallmark rallying cry. Liberals and Democrats do not fear. Fear is the enemy that blinds one to the truth.

    Mr. Cain isn't feared by liberals and Democrats. He is viewed as just another person blinded to his own belief that he can shape nature to fit his vision of reality. Conservatives view that quality as confidence. Liberals view as ignorance.

    October 3, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |