Herman Cain: Business Savvy Sans Campaign War Chest

Friday, 01 Jul 2011 03:57 AM

By Hiram Reisner

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Presidential candidate Herman Cain said Thursday although he might have less campaign money than others seeking the GOP nomination — and definitely less than incumbent President Barack Obama — he does have the business savvy to help solve the nation’s fiscal crisis.
“The candidate that the Republican Party puts up has to have real, common-sense solutions, which is what I have developed, and I continue to develop,” Cain told Fox News’ Neal Cavuto. “Secondly, it is going to have be to a candidate that has proven problem-solving experience. The American people, Neil, are sick and tired of excuses. They are sick and tired of the blame game. And they`re sick and tired of the deception coming from this president and this administration.
“This is why I believe that I am doing so well in the polls — I don’t have more money — I won’t have more money than any of the candidates, even the Republican candidates. We know that already,” Cain said. “But we are building this campaign team like I would build a business. And that is, we are building it so far with no debt.”

Cavuto acknowledged Cain’s appeal among the GOP electorate, but noted that though he is liked, many voters don’t think he has a chance to garner the nomination — let alone defeat Obama in the general election.

“The way I break through is to continue to do the things that I am doing — and that is, take my message to the American people,” Cain said. “When they hear me and they like it, they don’t necessarily look for the mainstream-legacy media in order to be able to confirm what they believe. So, I continue to take my message to the people — it is resonating.

“And here is something that the establishment is underestimating, Neil: the social media,” he said. “My presence in the social media and on the Internet is much bigger than many of the other candidates, including Mitt Romney.

“So, when you take the social media and you take the tea party citizens’ movement, you have a combination there,” Cain continued. “Quite frankly, 10 years ago, I wouldn’t have had a chance.”

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