Send Washington a message! At Presidency 5, in Orlando, 11 Madisonian delegates
from the local Republican Party, said: “We, the people, are still in charge of this Country. It’s not, we, the bureaucrats!”
Led by Princess Akerman, a five time veteran of the affair, the delegation consisted of J.P. Maultsby, Chairman, Madison County Republican Executive Committee, and Myra Valentine, City Commissioner, Willa Branham, Matt Webb, Mark Branham, Cindi Perron, Linda Bezick, Randy Gray, Bob Bezick and Jenny Andrews.
They watched Herman Cain, former Godfather’s Pizza Chief Executive, roll up a stupendous victory in Florida’s straw poll. Florida’s presidential primary is scheduled for January 31, 2012. Cain is a hard-liner on social issues and immigration and supports huge cuts to the federal government – policies that captivate mainstream republicanism today.
The delegates met with, and listened to, not only Cain, but Gov. Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann.
The straw poll results were: Herman Cain, number one at 37.1% of the vote; followed by number two, Rick Perry at 15.4% of the vote.
The man for all seasons has turned out to be Herman Cain and there is some strong feeling that he should now be taken seriously as a Presidential candidate. The three day event revealed a lot, but the delegation awaits the rest of the campaign with anticipation. The turn-around artist, known as “The Hermanator,” may yet get to finish his sentence on President Obama’s economic policy, when he declared it “bull…..!” (Washington Post, 9/27/2011.)