Why Herman Cain is supporting Newt Gingrich
Former GOP candidate talks endorsement
- Duration 6:25
- Date Jan 30, 2012
Former GOP candidate talks endorsement
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-- -- -- You get outside the zone where Romney carpet bombs and Wall Street money and you look at what's happening in the rest of the country I'm ahead and all three national polls are released this week.
While that was Newt Gingrich talking about the nation now we're talking about Florida and Gingrich talk about getting hammered in Florida on these ads and well now he will not be hammered by our next guest because I initially Herman -- endorsed the people and today.
Herman Cain endorses.
Newt Gingrich the former Republican presidential candidate is live now with me.
Out of his home state of Georgia and Atlanta sir good morning to you thank you for your time.
Morning -- I feel endorsed the people and Newt Gingrich they have not exclusive of -- are right correction noted.
Why Newt Gingrich what do you like about.
-- -- First of all he has embraced the idea of replacing the tax code.
And wanted to major considerations.
Now in his mind he is mine's 999 plan which was -- very important issue for me as you know.
He hasn't see it that he's definitely gonna do it but he's given it serious consideration.
And he's shown that by asking me.
To be co chair of his economic growth and jobs -- secondly.
I do believe that new game which can better present the distinction between Barack Obama.
And the things we need to do to get this country back on track -- if that's the case that require.
What what's wrong what Mitt Romney.
I didn't say that they -- -- when Mitt Romney.
The -- of the candidates that -- that they won't Mitt Romney in his negatives when there won't Newt Gingrich and his negatives we don't have a perfect candidate -- -- know that and this is what the -- -- the rest and -- so that nothing wrong with Mitt -- he just have the different.
Us feel -- I happen to think.
That news communications -- he connected with the people -- stronger than Mitt Romney but that doesn't mean the Mitt Romney is a bad candidate hunt now have you talked to Sarah Palin -- Rick Perry here Fred Thompson.
Or anyone else -- get it -- not Gingrich before your announcement on Saturday.
No this was an independent decision that I may.
With mind people based upon some considerations that I was looking for and we've -- those considerations and let me also say.
I didn't -- knew the promise me -- thing in terms of a cabinet position I'm not looking to be vice president mine number one objective.
Is to help Newt Gingrich replaced the tax code when he's president secondly the keep the voters focused on solving problems rather than all of these distractions.
That have bit.
Beaten -- so much of the attention that really doesn't have anything to do we have the ultimate objective of defeating Barack Obama you know I am.
Curious to know -- or.
Maybe perhaps what your understanding is the moment.
For why the polls have Gingrich trailing Romney in Florida.
What's happening there because -- what was happening is Romney and his sorry gets -- -- -- being being Newt Gingrich.
The flap to -- Advertising does have an impact and a lot of it is negative.
And you and I both know that -- it does put a cloud in some people's mind.
Same thing happened is -- its South Carolina but it backfired.
We don't know if it's gonna backfire but you know we know it's gonna have an impact so all -- the one negative against the candidate.
Yet it's gonna have an impact but I still think new news they'll do very well okay not that does Newt Gingrich win tomorrow.
What is your expectation.
Is that necessary that that he'll win because of the sheer difference in speed indeed.
But my expectation is that he is gonna have a much stronger showing.
That -- We can't polls have been showing battles won last night.
About Mike but one last night that show that game -- of the -- -- to -- So this thing is so dynamic deal we won't know until the -- -- -- tomorrow night what what do you think happens then it if Newt Gingrich finishes second.
If he finishes second.
I would consider that -- we.
Because next he goes to Nevada Maine.
And we've got Super Tuesday coming up and that the very important state red and that's also -- to Tuesday Georgia.
And so I happen to believe that if he comes in second he keeps on going.
So you don't you don't necessarily think of Mitt Romney's a winner tomorrow in Florida that he has it wrapped up.
Not and you know here's where I agree with Sarah Palin the establishment wants everybody -- think.
That Mitt Romney has this thing wrapped up if he wins more -- -- know he does not.
And so trapped trying to pre -- -- -- nominee is gonna be by the establishment.
I don't like that much to some other people that's not the main motivation they called me to sport new.
I think Newt has superior.
Communications steals which is what we're gonna need to beat Barack Obama.
And David -- -- clear distinction between Obama and that and the solutions that -- wants to put on the table and I want to help him get that message out to -- what one more question is this primary.
Wounding the eventual nominee.
Primarily -- of the negativity.
Now who started it.
Governor Romney in our they trap the jets pummeled -- today -- and indeed have an impact.
What it what it ended up doing was splitting the electorate you have three people that were very calls.
I happen to think that you go to C a splitting of the electorate in Florida.
And just because if knew if -- were to win I don't think that -- -- slam doc and all the negativity.
Although the digging into the past all of the spending relative to tax returns and all of this stuff that the American people don't care about at least most of the bulls don't care about.
He he is.
Going to be a negative.
That the nominee is gonna have to deal will as we go into the general election -- -- argue that he would -- others argue you know you get the of the dirty laundry out now and it's not so much of a shock anymore come fall time when everybody votes for real.
Our Herman Cain thank you for your time this morning we'll keep tabs on -- we'll talk again real soon okay.
Thanks bill thank you Herman -- in the.