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Cain Holds 'Tense' Press Conference

Saturday, 18 Jun 2011 11:32 PM

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain held a "tense" 30-minute press conference Saturday night to brush back his critics, Politico reports.

Cain started off by taking aim at Rep. Ron Paul's supporters, who have been targeting Cain for his record while a the Federal Reserve. Herman Cain, 2012 Presidential ElectionHe also discussed his position on hiring Muslims for federal service, gun rights and why he didn't agree to an anti-abortion pledge.

“I’m driving my staff crazy, but I be the candidate, OK?” Cain said, according to Politico. “There’s a lot of good stuff you can learn on the Internet, and there’s a lot of garbage out there … we won’t allow disinformation to kill this campaign.”

Cain was in Minneapolis for the Right Online blogger conference. He said his "in your face" message is resonating with voters.

“I want to clear the air, all right,” he said. “See, traditional campaigns tell candidates to stay away from sensitive subjects. No! I’m not your typical candidate. I go right into the belly of the beast if somebody has misrepresented something that I have said.”

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