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-- Good afternoon.
I am Herman Cain and -- running for president of the United States of America.
-- normally don't have notes.
But in this case I wanted to make issue -- that I didn't miss any points.
That I needed to cover today.
-- -- To address these accusations directly.
Rather than try to do it through a sea -- of continuous statements.
We got -- the person Herman Cain is.
Does -- take my message.
Directed to the people.
With the respect to be.
Most recent accusation.
Hi I have never.
-- and appropriately.
Will -- want.
I saw me is all written.
All -- and -- why he had.
Yesterday in that news conference -- of the -- -- first time.
Have I set my hotel room with stock -- on my staff members.
Got to to microphone.
My first response in my mind and reacts and was.
I don't even know who this moment he is.
I didn't recognize the name at all.
To time that she referenced was.
During the time that I was the CEO and president of the National Restaurant Association.
It's headquartered in -- NBC where about a 150 workers work and we have about a 150 people in Chicago.
-- -- -- she worked for our educational foundation.
I tried to remember.
If I reckon that sir and I didn't.
I've tried to remember if I remember that name and I didn't.
And the accusations.
-- so resolutely.
Didn't happen and they they simply.
Did not happen.
You know for decades.
The American people have.
Wanted to businessmen in the White House.
And not just another politician.
-- -- for decades all the politicians have been doing is just kicking the can down the road.
Trim a little bit here trim a little bit -- When America's biggest problem simply got worse.
-- a business man by the name of Herman -- step forward.
Here I am.
But I know from the American people that I have talked with and I have spoken -- over the past several months we are not going to allow Washington.
To deny mean the opportunity to represented this great nation.
-- fought as these accusations.
Calls it -- to -- golf.
We'll draw from this presidential primary race.
Ain't gonna happen.
Because I'm doing this.
For the American people and put -- children and -- grandchildren.
And I will not be deterred.
America believes that Washington is broken.
America believes that -- system of getting elected is broken.
In part it is.
But in another part is not.
As long as we have the decency and honesty.
He -- electoral process.
-- it will work.
-- -- allow deceit.
And false accusations and to rule the day and distract us.
That part is broken.
Nine days ago the media.
Started to -- it beat me up covering anonymous accuses.
And then yesterday another -- -- came to force came forth I did about a self.
Went on TV and maybe some other allegations.
Was it tough last week yes.
Visit has it been tough the last couple of days yes.
-- -- see that's one thing about Herman Cain that I think a lot of the American people -- -- that is just because it's tough.
There's no reason for me not to do what I feel like I have to do.
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