Cain vows to go on attack after Republican debate
October 19th, 2011
08:42 AM ET
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Cain vows to go on attack after Republican debate

Las Vegas (CNN) - The Republican presidential field's Mr. Nice, Herman Cain, vowed to go on the attack early Wednesday morning, after an often sharp-tempered debate among the seven rivals.

"They're getting on my last nerve," he told CNN's Carol Costello after opponents criticized his "9-9-9" tax reform plan.

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  1. Steve

    9-9-9 is a joke.

    October 19, 2011 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  2. Al-NY,NY

    Forget it Herm. You're done. You had your 5 minutes and it's over.

    October 19, 2011 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    That's a mistake. He will drop in the polls, if he goes attack mode.

    October 19, 2011 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Uh, oh. The Demon awakens.

    I don't think Mr. Cain impressed anyone last night by avoiding direct questions, instead repeating remarks he had already made at least twice. Under different circumstances, that strategy to "stay on message" would have been fine. But, Mr. Cain needed to show America that he has more than one dimension, a great sales pitch for his brand of an economic solution. Staying "on message" only drove home the one dimensional aspect of his political skills.

    Mr. Cain will be polling in single digits in three weeks.

    October 19, 2011 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  5. Dave

    I'm so sorry to hear that they are getting on Cain's last nerve. Heaven forbid his ideas be criticized. Then again, it seems that he's the only Republican with a plan. It's a joke, but at least he has a plan...

    October 19, 2011 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  6. Donkey Party

    What's Herb going to do, start slinging apples, or oranges?

    October 19, 2011 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  7. diridi

    999 is going to raise Tax on Middle income group. Veracious Truth....

    October 19, 2011 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  8. marie

    The truth hurts! He is starting to feel it. He already has a temper problem anyway. You are done. Just drop out and go back to making pizza's...

    October 19, 2011 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  9. nobody

    What Cain will soon realize is what most others already have, that his mouth will not save him from his plan. The more he tries and defend his proposal the more we learn why it is so flawed. Leaving aside the huge windfall tax cut for the rich and the huge tax increase on the poor, his federal sales tax alone is a non-starter. I have not talked to anyone that is prepared to pay upwards of 20% combined state and federal sales tax on everything from buying a new home to a new car. Talk about a plan that would fundamentally stall and ultimately cripple the economy. Herman Cain is out of touch with the financially instability that exists around the country.

    October 19, 2011 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  10. Teabug

    Angry minority candidate will play well with the GOPers.
    Go for it Herb, sure there'll be some more "jokes and mispokes" once Angry Herb takes over.

    October 19, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  11. SecedingfromTexas

    He's right about one thing. They all got on my nerves for sure and whatever scintilla of respect I might have had for any
    of them went out the window. They were embarrassing, silly, talked over each other, made NO sense, and
    picturing them at any high profile negotiation with foreign leaders just never came into focus. The Koch bros
    should be embarrassed too; these are their puppets, especially Perry. OH my!!!

    October 19, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  12. ST

    Am not a fan of Herb Cain, but I think he needs to defend himself. Here is the problem of GOP field, whoever rises up, the other contenders do their best to pull that person down. Even in the real horse race(animals), they never kick each other when they are racing. They aim to run fast in order to overtake the horse which is ahead!

    October 19, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  13. unsub

    ahem....this IS the republican field!?!?...what a sorry lot...i don't blame huntsman for skipping out.

    October 19, 2011 10:14 am at 10:14 am |