Do presidential candidates need to go bold?
Herman Cain on race for the White House
- Duration 5:36
- Date Jul 5, 2012
Herman Cain on race for the White House
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The way until Americans go to the polls the race for the White House is shaping up to be a very close -- it continues to be.
The very neck and neck here's the real clear politics average of several of the most prominent -- out there and you can see it looks like President Obama leaves governor Mitt Romney.
By about three percentage points they are very close to the margin of error.
But now political analysts are saying that both candidates are being very cautious.
Sort of in the way they're treading through this campaign not taking any big chances.
Really bold stance is on controversial issues -- -- planet safe according to some.
Herman Cain is a man who does not play -- savings former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of godfathers -- good -- -- this -- Thanks -- and as you know I was accused of being too bold too often.
You know and you know when you look back at the course of the campaign as some might say that may be that that wasn't a great move in the end.
But now that's exactly what some people are calling for a little bit more that spirit that perhaps you had out there from that Ronnie what do you think well.
The people still saying that they liked my boldness but it was also clear.
And I think one of the things that's happening now between President Obama and governor Romney is that not enough things -- clear.
Because of all of that noise from all -- a different topics that are talked about in a narrative every day.
I happen to believe that.
Governor Romney it's big play.
Is one word.
-- placed the tax code.
That is a word that will not those words will not come out of president Obama's mouth and he is going to raise taxes.
And if governor problem to the ground to start talking about the narrative or replaced attacks so that would be -- -- a game change.
-- you know that that is one of the big questions that people are going to be sort of looking -- in terms of the specifics of what he would he do how exactly would -- change.
-- the tax code.
And a lot of folks are looking at the debates as sort of a pivotal moment.
In this campaign and in in this you know -- -- do this.
Monthly jobs numbers we've got a big number out tomorrow as you look at the next four months what do you sort of see as the turning points the -- -- The moments that are gonna make or break this campaign for either side.
I think the debates will be important.
I believe that governor Romney is gonna have a decided advantage and I think these debates is going to be big advantage for governor Romney why -- -- -- that is.
Does not have any depth of understanding of any of the issues that's -- government Romney have a big advantage.
All you have to do is look at some of -- rhetoric that the president has been -- Much of it it has been in correct all wrong but yet.
He -- ask the right questions of push back in order makes you that he was saying things that were acts were actually true.
I also happen to believe that that -- -- -- jobs report.
Will be one of the biggest issues that's gonna impact.
People's decisions a lot of people particularly independents aren't gonna start to make their minds up -- -- -- -- into the election.
-- -- A lot of Americans I was sitting around Unita barbecue last evening talk some friends and you know it in invariably comes up.
You know who will the vice presidential choice V will wheels rice will governor Ronnie excuse me will he pick somebody who is seen as sort of seen as more safe and kind of logical or will he pick somebody who's boulder.
You know Sam rubio.
Well I would -- I wouldn't pay the typical political.
Vice presidential candidate I think.
That he should pick someone based -- inject.
A certain level of excitement I don't mean some about it that's all the -- someone that is so far out there that turns people off.
But I think he's shootings -- at someone that is not afraid to be -- to complement.
Maybe his -- that -- but in terms the process.
He has a very deliberate process that he's going through which I do respect.
Because as you know the vice president is on -- one heart -- away from a president that's why do respect the process the government run is now going through.
And we liked but some names out there of people that you think he should consider -- -- on that list yourself.
I don't think -- on that list the last time I've met the governor Romney I said.
I -- I'm not asking that -- thing about look at the community except for you to weekend.
And that's why I have been focus in on the fall tool that I'm gonna be -- and in September and October.
We'll Bernie Marcus and try and get out the youth vote to try to him impact impact people of faith.
As well as a lot of independents that really want to hear the truth that's what we call that a troop tool so this I'm upfront and -- governor Romney I'm not looking -- to be on that list and the last time.
I threw out some names.
I got it all out of trouble as if it wasn't I had some trouble -- this morning.
-- all the trouble I want that more than this book -- TV dot com to have submitted people looking at -- that we -- have to change our wrestler KTV dot com we've got launch on yesterday would you invite people to go take a look at.
-- with that and there you go and your Twitter handle -- I looked up again this morning is at V Herman Cain because there's only one.
-- Herman Cain out there is -- attacked you this morning sir thank you very much.
Thank you my.