GOP Florida Straw Poll

GOP Florida Straw Poll

Former pizza exec, energy investor, and DC lobbyist Herman Cain won the Florida Straw Poll . Headlines trumpet how he trounced the other Republican presidential candidates, and so does Mr. Cain’s campaign. The media and the Pizza King have been talking percentages, which look pretty impressive:

Cain 37 percent
Perry 15 percent
Romney 14 percent
Santorum 11 percent
Paul 10.5 percent
Gingrich 8 percent
Huntsman, 2 percent
Bachmann, 1.5 percent

But only 2,657 Florida Republican activists voted in the Straw Poll.  You could feed all those who voted for Herman Cain with 200 large Godfather’s pizzas. That’s less than an hour’s production for the conveyor-belt oven at your local franchise.

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Image (“Florida Straw Poll with Pepperoni”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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