Orlando, Fla. — Rick Perry has made it clear he’d like to win tomorrow’s Presidency 5 straw poll in Florida. He’s hosting a breakfast for all 3,500 delegates and has a leadership team led by Florida House speaker Dean Cannon working to get a Perry win. He’s also sent out direct mail to the delegates who will vote in the poll.
This puts him in direct contrast with Mitt Romney, whose name will be on that ballot, but who is not formally participating.
“If you ask me, I would have said three days ago that Perry’s going to be a runaway winner in this forum. I’m not so sure anymore,” Cardenas says. “Rick Perry’s probably going to lose a few. He may still have the most, but it’s not as clear cut as I thought a week ago.”
“Ron Paul’s going to have his supporters,” Cardenas adds. “I don’t believe they’ll be a majority, but they’ll be a good number. Romney’s probably getting some folks during this weekend that he didn’t plan to have.”