Cain: I'm Not the Flavor of the Week
2012 hopeful on surging poll numbers, Tennessee bus tour
- Duration 10:51
- Date Oct 14, 2011
2012 hopeful on surging poll numbers, Tennessee bus tour
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Meanwhile the -- Richard Herman Cain kicking off a bus tour through tennis scene today joins -- right now.
On of the phone -- -- always good to have you congratulations on these -- Strong poll numbers but there will gunning for you here they're they're looking at the 999 thing and say it doesn't add up close close close so -- -- Don't waste your rises -- -- hits.
Are you surprised.
Not not neo.
I woke -- -- All of the top.
What the bigger boat battle mom back and -- arrow -- haven't stopped counted but no video it is the most very they'll -- up my life.
But now we get respected and you know that -- -- everything in the war -- would not they jumped out on everybody wrong.
With me at the candidate they are -- -- about I have a -- -- -- In Ohio to the speed -- do know what you have here at what -- amnesty.
Not just all this -- market -- -- -- We've embarked that in just a little added Jackson we had.
-- people come out -- -- -- debate merely speak.
They opt out of touch -- Well what the real people opt out saying which is why -- starting to move up in -- -- and I'm not by the beer flavor of the week are shoot.
I'm you obviously arts -- keeping deposition on rises and these -- your head in Florida you're had a lot of these states where you were just an asterisk not too long ago.
But I I talked to one on pollster not too long ago and it political story just earlier on this very shows that.
You need money and you don't have much money and that's what's going to be your -- are you really that -- from money.
No we're not.
We -- gonna report but they expect on orbit Leo I just got these numbers debate we don't report.
Obama million dollars cash on hand and no -- that's what people misty now.
Every -- October 1 up until debate.
-- fundraising and contributions -- literally a plot to open so we are doing quite well -- -- fund -- and.
-- quadrupled and you know that people like Mitt Romney are taken and 1718 million dollars and at some of these others are taking in double digit million dollars.
And there you are you know would have you know a million -- -- on -- not to -- But but not remotely financially -- -- it.
Exactly but Neil -- -- we don't we have not looked to -- the big amount of money.
The traditional model is -- panel.
Where you need to -- you need to raise the most amount of money but you can waste it on the attack and somebody on TV.
Our moral bookstore here in Tennessee.
And getting out of the outlook people who come out wanted to think became -- -- -- -- -- -- Is that message is more powerful that money.
And that's why -- up in the polls and that's why I don't eat out more money than -- or -- a billion dollar -- -- The American people -- spit them out -- it and taught that message you know that bind nine night when it.
All right now on the nine and -- -- you've heard it from all sides all angles as the it is it's -- being very regressive and that the folks who don't earn that much money will be directly impacted by that.
National sales tax if you well -- attacks that your critics say will only go up because that's Washington's ways.
And that that's about a contention in the last -- -- back that was raised by folks -- senator Santorum said.
Try selling that in New Hampshire where there have a thing against anything like that and and that that's gonna to millionaire.
And as more people grasp what you're talking about they're gonna say -- -- -- -- -- this 999 thing is is is is risky but he's.
Well first -- all.
It is not regret it and that the people who stated that aggressive on the -- -- -- this -- do the math.
Based say that -- but they -- all of you any true.
Based upon the assumption that we have an hour now what about the way we wouldn't share outlook now is what it about it -- -- the viewed the big -- that speculate.
That and children's -- between all the politicians than her at the politician -- to basically proposed weapon that they think they can.
I am proposing solutions that will solve the problem and the problem we ever -- -- that bit economies of -- before.
And this -- happens bow would and it got a boost this economy at about opposite broke great.
-- -- and -- drop out and more orderly -- that the Obama appeals from 38.
And they are gonna be in the mold of the world but it most -- secretive government not not not deal.
They -- on pounded and -- true.
Big but they won't keep you there that true as to why they have Spain beat they -- -- -- the other thing that big smoke but not bad that.
People get it.
And as far as giving congress -- -- -- but don't.
It is it is simple transparent and billable the American people Obama people want the -- -- speak that are.
But rather have one Spain the -- then -- market -- speak but fact that in the current facts -- and I think that the American people get that.
Now I know with the did not present sales tax -- tried to take money that's in the underground economy and those who try to dodge paying income taxes.
Or skated off with will -- also and the rest by not paying these taxes.
You take out of the underground you can raise a good deal of money.
And I know you talk to economists who say they have crunch the numbers -- -- for months that they do.
-- up -- many others is that they don't add up permit you -- let criticism I guess what I'm trying to get from you.
It is the sales tax is something that sticks in people's -- would you ever consider just making it a nine.
Nine plan that you're facing so much heat on the 9% sales tax that they're ignoring the 9% corporate tax in the 9% income tax.
Perhaps there's no -- -- -- when we.
It through the logic but it does -- the other.
We knew that in order to raise the same amount of revenue from Bob's boat that we had to expand the -- Bring it in the scales back -- -- debate back -- -- Our expanded debate that's why we ended up what the rate as low as nine respect.
We you know wherever they don't don't know it makes sense I'm just telling you that -- -- that's how low value added tax started in France and it was -- sent up to 20% now nor I that in England.
North of that I hate to say it in my mother Italy -- you know that that all of a sudden.
What starts as a low number with a good intentions.
Then goes only only high and I know what you're saying that all these rates are below that we're looking at now.
Then they come after you and -- well you know what you're not looking at something -- revenue neutral.
So you're getting zoomed on both ends.
Exactly but we -- it we got to prepare.
-- -- -- -- -- -- And that is I support a balanced budget amendment a lot of people in congress ought to balanced budget amendment and the other thing is.
They are building that watch event is not on a break its addiction to increased spending.
I am determined its prerogative to change the culture in Washington beat speed where -- being -- -- column being and that won't be a neat.
Track and rationale that -- -- we need to raise though not.
That's the beer but they operate and not the old -- -- operate an -- but -- Real quick manner you gotta go -- but I it was on to another strategists and when your competitors campaigns who was saying the way to get Harmon.
-- to show his ignorance on foreign policy.
That's his weak that's his preakness that's as Achilles heel.
That's -- will show in not to be ready for presidential prime time.
-- told me and bright and views that is -- your strength you you're you're you're you're studying up you're getting.
To be -- good student of all of this put that that is a weakness we live in volatile times this new Iran threat is is getting people concerned.
That you're not up to that site -- -- But merely -- ever heard the old expression.
But I -- -- whereas.
There's a lot of weight debate speak -- but the last not mark.
I have not been that in the foreign policy challenges that -- -- Do they think but alas not -- I have not in the -- -- -- group of foreign policy wouldn't buy out about all the different beat you wish that we get it do they think both -- That I'm not post it on the position that not speak and then I'll probably know more about foreign policy that they don't mind what I don't -- nearly -- Apple they continue debate that I am foreign policy com.
Until the right -- they find out I'm not -- foreign policy element they think I have that must put it up every one of these issues.
-- long long long -- But what they continue to maintain that -- these.
-- -- -- squeezing one last thought from you on the Wall Street protests.
-- Mayor Bloomberg was going to dispersant today to clean up the lower Manhattan -- they've been sort of camping out and He didn't do that.
So the protest grows gets more.
Impressive not only here but across the country what do you think of these -- -- the ball.
These protesters read this being leaving so somebody -- the -- that -- And another indication.
That they have made great -- whatever they are.
I believe that these protests -- approach that's been the -- people Wall Street managed to mining Wall Street didn't pass these.
Failed economic policy is that the Obama administration.
Wall Street didn't -- a trillion dollar.
On on -- -- bought on a stimulus package that didn't work.
-- -- didn't prop up the unemployment rate did not want one that that Wall Street Google book bogus then and up ordered it to billion dollars.
Which is just demos to -- -- -- -- the wrong.
-- it's been over at the white out near you know I'm not mad at you like -- it's actually well.
All right they are they up -- -- the role place now -- one -- -- -- -- that.
The reason that their protests Wall Street is to create -- distraction but this administration.
-- all -- failed policy.
So they are wrong and they are basically just you know bought the distractions but indicate what the American people out here out -- -- real Obama.
They -- not -- -- -- but this distraction.
All right -- what's -- -- McCain thank you do well -- Always a pleasure Leo thank you Herman game right now the front running president's got among the Republicans.
-- we'll see had a long that lasts.
He seems to be still holding pretty stable in these polls mean.