Herman Cain’s Campaign, 9-9-9 Tax Plan Face Greater Scrutiny As GOP Race Heats Up
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via Amy Gardner, The Washington Post
Herman Cain has succeeded in introducing himself to voters. He has moved from the bottom of the pack all the way to the top. His “9-9-9” tax plan is the most talked-about proposal of the fight for the Republican nomination.
But as the battle moves beyond televised debates and into a phase in which organization and on-the-ground campaigning become increasingly crucial, Cain will face his toughest test yet — demonstrating that there is more to his tax plan, his campaign structure and his positions on other crucial issues than he’s shown so far.
As questions add up over what the 9-9-9 plan would do, whom it would help and hurt, Cain’s explanations have fallen short of answering them. The essence of his response is: I’m right and you’re wrong. At the same time, he must contend with other weaknesses in his campaign, including his stumbles on foreign policy and lack of organization in crucial states.
HI, I just came across your article. I agree with you, if you heard him the other night in the debate the apples and oranges dodge, instead of an honest answer. He just dodges.
If you want a good laugh you might want to read mine. It’s my satircal response – the only thing that made sense after I heard about the used food.