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I want a special edition of Hannity we are from the capitol building here in Columbus, Ohio.
And in just a moment I will be joined by Republican presidential candidate Herman -- Also tonight you'll hear from Ohio governor Jon -- Michelle Malkin and many more.
But first there's new evidence that Herman Cain has indeed taken over the status of front runner for the Republican nomination.
Now according to -- Fox News poll released just a short time ago -- McCain now leads Mitt Romney by four points Newt Gingrich rounds out the top three with 12%.
Followed by Rick Perry and Ron Paul not to put into perspective -- epic surge.
He received only 6% of the vote.
When the survey was taken back in August and meanwhile right here in Ohio thinks are no different for -- A quinnipiac poll released today has him on top with 28% of the vote.
Leading Romney by five points from polls and third with just 8% of the vote.
So what's even more interest staying in a three way primary race between -- Romney and -- and Ohio.
-- defeats Romney by seven points and Perry by thirty.
Joining me to talk about his rise to the top this business I have businessman and Republican presidential candidate.
The one and only Herman Cain.
-- those numbers have to make you feel pretty good.
Well they make us feel pretty good it's done.
But it also means that we have to -- continue to work hard we are very pleased with that but we have not -- -- -- we -- sticking to our strategy.
What do you think is the reason.
For this incredible rise that you've had.
-- not only that you've you know the question I think a lot of us had early on as okay.
I think that the Florida straw poll that took place about three weeks ago really -- the message -- Juan.
The voice of the people is more powerful than the -- of the media with all due respect the second thing that came out of it done.
Is that message is more powerful bad money.
Right from the beginning and you've seen it in the debates.
I have talked about solutions to problems develop these solutions and share them with the public and they -- connected with the public.
You know that my economic growth and jobs plan has become very popular with the public -- 999 plan.
But -- also put other ideas on the table so I believe that what's happening based upon what people are telling me.
Is that the fact that I have a direct.
Clear message about how.
I would address these crises we face is resonating with the American people and I think that that has driven a lot.
-- what do you make of the last debate.
I think the full first half hour that debate was spent on your fellow candidates criticizing you criticizing the 999 plan.
And -- some pretty tough questions about it won't.
You know I guess you probably -- because you got a lot of air time but did you feel that you explained it.
To the extent that you -- -- explain this plan to the American people and convince them -- you can pass it and B this is revenue neutral and even see.
That this is the right plan for America.
I knew that the bulls now mob action will be but I didn't know it would that be -- -- that last debate affect at that and I don't think that.
I did not feel Brazil.
I was -- to explain their attacks adequately because as you know you only get thirty seconds to respond.
But the good news is I continued to deflect it by saying you haven't read the -- and you haven't read the analysis.
The good news is art -- -- with one of the most respected economist on the planet.
Wrote a very nice article that appeared in -- Wall Street Journal.
Basically confirming everything that I was trying to say so doing the debate I did.
Adequately do it.
But I have since they have been able to explain it to a lot of people as well as asked a lot of questions and I think a lot of people realize that most of those attacks -- on pet.
No basis whatsoever.
-- do you worry by opening up -- a sales tax without eliminating the income tax for example.
-- years ago -- pretty strong supporter of the flat tax which would be consumption tax.
But -- -- we're also eliminate the IRS they get rid of the income tax so.
Did did you worry that that there's gonna be so many different venues where politicians in the future.
Can go 999101010.
1515 right fifteen and now they just have a whole new area of taxation is.
Future congresses and and administrations would come -- apply.
What -- is no I don't worry in heels why.
Introduced in the sales tax many clarify one of -- wanna -- the false attacks from the debate it is not a bad tax.
Even governor Perry is referred to to -- to a -- tax it is not big -- to act is the single rate tax at the retail register.
The other reason that I don't -- is because first of all it's visible.
The American public they are gonna -- it wants the whole.
Congress' feet to the five and not -- -- -- raising manned and -- to some other outrageous number.
The other thing He is introducing a national sales tax.
We -- wow 82000.
Ways for us to be tax with the 82000.
Page tax code.
You and I both know that the current tax code is field -- sneak but taxes.
And we admitted -- don't even know how we have been taxed I'm not worried about that.
And the other reason I'm not worried about it the of the American people they get it they had chanting not a madman.
Which means that -- Bureaucrats and politicians want to try to raise it -- out a very compelling reason.
I believe that the American public is -- a hole that feet to the fire I'm not worried about it.
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