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DOWN GOES PALIN!

by @ 7:36 on December 16, 2010. Filed under 2012 Presidential Contest.

Over the course of the past week, Erick Erickson has been running a tournament-style poll for who the RedState faithful want to see as the 2012 GOP Presidential nominee. Yesterday saw the final round end, and, believe it or not, Sarah Palin did not finish first. Allow me to recap the brackets before I tell you who knocked off Palin (which is why I bit.ly’ed the link; it would otherwise have told you who won the poll):

Round 1
- Herman Cain beat Donald Trump in The Businessmen matchup
- David Petraeus beat Jeb Bush in The Wild Cards matchup
- John Bolton beat John Thune in The Johns matchup
- Mike Pence beat Mike Huckabee in The Mikes matchup
- Tim Pawlenty beat Mitt Romney in The Northern Governors matchup
- Haley Barbour beat Rick Perry in The Southern Governors matchup
- Sarah Palin beat Mitch Daniels in The Other Governors matchup
- Rick Santorum beat Newt Gingrich in The Former Politicos matchup

Round 2
- Herman Cain beat David Petraeus in the Business v. Wild Card matchup
- Mike Pence beat John Bolton in the John v. Mike matchup
- Haley Barbour beat Tim Pawlenty in the North v. South matchup
- Sarah Palin beat Rick Santorum in the Other v. Former matchup

Semi-finals
- Herman Cain beat Mike Pence
- Sarah Palin beat Haley Barbour

And now, the final – Herman Cain knocked off Sarah Palin, 8,900-8,100. I am surprised, even though I have met Cain and was flat-out impressed by him, much like the rest of blog row at the 2010 Defending the American Dream Summit. There are that Cain’s entry into the race will happen on Friday; he already snagged Mark Block away from Americans for Prosperity’s Wisconsin chapter after Block turned it from a 300-member group in 2007 into a 90,000+-member group now.

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