CNN emails (and note the bold)
Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign was dealt a worrying blow Saturday when he finished a distant second to businessman Herman Cain in a closely watched straw poll in Florida.
Cain won 37% of the 2,657 votes cast in the straw poll conducted at Presidency 5, a three-day convention sponsored by the Republican Party of Florida. Perry got just 410 votes, or 15.4%. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney finished third with 14%.
Perry was expected to win the straw poll as the weekend began, but his underwhelming performance at a GOP debate on Thursday night raised questions about his readiness for prime time.
Yikes. He’s as far behind Cain as he can be just about. How sad for him… But people do love pizza. Especially in Florida. It’s crazy hot and humid down there and who wants to cook?
- Herman Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll (crooksandliars.com)