2012 Presidential Candidate Herman Cain

Herman Cain's recent TeaCon straw poll win and some questions about whether major media networks are picking up on who the conservative voters really want for 2012

(Posted by Bryana Joy on October 04, 2011)

After watching the September 22nd Orlando GOP debate on Fox News, I hung around the site for a bit and listened to various commentators discuss what had transpired on the stage. I was surprised at what I heard, to say the least. No, to state it plainly, I was shocked.

While I felt that Herman Cain, Ron Paul, and even the oddly out of place and pro-choice Gary Johnson were connecting with the people more effectively and collecting more audience enthusiasm than either Romney or Perry, this was apparently not so. On the contrary, Romney and Perry were still “the two front-runners,” and pretty much all of the post-debate discussion by the Fox News commentators concerned them.

The live comment stream flooding the page, however, told a different story. As I watched the viewers’ comments pour in for about five minutes, I found more support for Herman Cain and Ron Paul than even I was expecting. “Now watch the mainstream media try to shove Perry and Romney down our throats,” wrote several indignant commenters.

Of course, now we all know that Herman Cain won the Florida GOP straw poll on the 24th. Did that change anything? Hardly.

On Sunday evening, Kasie Hunt of the Associated Press wrote:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's entry into the 2012 presidential race could dramatically reshape what has become a two-man race between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.

Wait, what?

Ironically, the poll results of the first ever TeaCon straw poll came out at about the time I read this AP article, with Herman Cain getting a whopping 77% of the vote! No candidate in this campaign has yet captured even close to 77% of any straw poll vote. And was the closest runner-up Mitt Romney, or Rick Perry? Well, my friends, as it turns out, the closest runner-up was Michele Bachmann.

Now, what two-man race was that again?

Jon Stewart picked up on some of the selective reporting in this morbidly amusing expose of Fox News’ attitude about libertarian candidate Ron Paul:



10/04/2011 18:41

just wanted to say I'm here and hi! Looks lovely! I have sent the link on to Miss Language. :)

10/04/2011 22:35

@Toby --- Danke schon und gracias!

And congratulations on being the first commentor. You're a good friend :)

Ray Dodd
11/05/2011 08:28

Please be aware Herman Cain is not what you think. He is passing himself off as a true conservative, but when you dig into what the 9-9-9 plan is that he is touting it will actually raise taxes on us middle income taxpayers. I also don't hear much about his faith in Christ. And lest we forget he was a director of the Kansas City Federal Reserve bank an institution not exactly set up for the benefit of the American people,but more to benefit a private group of bankers and ultra-rich. God Bless!

@Ray Dodd, thanks so much for your interest and your comment.

I certainly haven't endorsed Cain, or any candidate, for that matter, and am, as yet, undecided as to which candidate will get my vote.

I am aware of Cain's, er...problems :D I appreciate a lot of what he has said, but also take serious issue with others of his statements. I do think he would be a better pick than blatantly dishonest establishment men like Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, but I am by no means throwing my weight behind him. The purpose of this article was merely to explore the issue of deceitful selective reporting by mainstream news outlets, not to endorse any one candidate.

Thanks again for your interest!

Bryana Joy

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