Herman Cain's straw poll win, fiscal suicide & other Western Conservative Summit highlights

This weekend's Western Conservative Summit at Colorado Christian University attracted four announced or prospective Republican presidential candidates, including high-profile Texas governor Rick Perry. But while long-shot Herman Cain's victory in a straw poll may have startled outsiders, it hardly came as a shock to Summit co-chair John Andrews.
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