Oct 02, 2011 1:24 PM GMT
I think the story here is by what a large margin he won against Bachmann - even though many in the media has been portraying the tea partiers as racist.
Schaumburg, Ill. - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain won the TeaCon 2011 Straw Poll with 77% of the vote. Organizers say Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich came in second and third place.
Greeted like a rock star, newly crowned Republican presidential candidate frontrunner Herman Cain was the main attraction at the Midwest Tea Party Convention, TeaCon 2011 in Schaumburg, Illinois.
According to Cain, “This patriot movement is what's going to save this nation. No, not hope darling, we will save this nation… I kind of like clinging to my guns and Bibles and I'm not going to let them go.”
A week ago Cain won the Florida Conservative Political Action Conference Straw Poll surging into the top tier among nearly a dozen GOP presidential candidates including Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.
He's also gained momentum pushing his tax reform proposal.
“It's called the 999 plan, it imposes a 9% business flat tax, a 9% personal flat tax and a 9% national sales tax,” said Cain.