ORLANDO — In a stunning upset Saturday, Herman Cain won Florida's Presidency 5 straw poll, a vote of 2,657 Republican activists that in past years has predicted the party nominee.
Cain, the former CEO
of Godfather's Pizza who charmed the three-day Republican conference's
delegates, took 37.1 percent of the vote, with Texas Gov. Rick Perry
second with 15.4 percent.
The rest of the results: Mitt Romney, 14
percent; Rick Santorum, 10. 9 percent; Ron Paul, 10.4 percent; Newt
Gingrich, 8.4 percent; Jon Huntsman, 2.3 percent; and Michele Bachmann,
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced the results to a roaring crowd at the Orange County Convention Center. (Continues)
Herman Cain, GOP presidential candidate, hits back at Morgan Freeman for calling Tea Party 'racist'
Herman Cain is hitting back at Morgan Freeman for calling the Tea Party racist.
The Republican presidential candidate called the Oscar-winning
actor’s eyebrow-raising remarks “short-sighted” on Friday. "Most of
the people that are criticizing the Tea Partiers about having a racist
element, they have never been to a Tea Party," Cain told Fox News.
Freeman, who endorsed Obama in 2007, created a firestorm when he told CNN’s Piers Morgan earlier this week that conservative opposition to the President has enflamed racism in America.
He added the Tea Partiers have the mentality of "Screw the country,
we're going to do whatever we can to get this black man out of here…It
is a racist thing."