Drudge reports that businessman Herman Cain scored a major upset Saturday, winning the Florida straw poll and creating a new set of problems for Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
The final tally: Cain carried 37% of the vote, Perry 15% and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney 14%. Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum was at 11%, Texas Rep. Ron Paul at 10% and former House speaker Newt Gingrich at 9%. Trailing far behind were former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, at 2%.
I watched only part of the debate, but in the parts I saw, Cain in my humble opinion won hands down. Cain and Gingrich are the only contenders with rhetoric that takes the fight firmly and directly to Obama.
I said way back in mid August I was backing Cain (and Palin).