Cain to court contributions on the airwaves
October 24th, 2011
03:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Cain to court contributions on the airwaves

(CNN) – Herman Cain's presidential campaign will launch a radio ad campaign Tuesday to promote a new website for the Republican candidate.

The former Godfather's Pizza CEO will tout http://www.999MeansJobs.com, a destination for supporters and contributors, in the spot that will premiere on the Rush Limbaugh program, according to the campaign.

The site's name is a reference to Cain's "9-9-9" tax plan, which would replace the current tax code with a 9% income tax rate, 9% corporate tax rate and 9% national sales tax.

Cain's Chief of Staff Mark Block said the recorded message will solidify support across the country and in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa.

"This is another example of the synergies we are developing between our national strategy and our state strategies," Block said in a statement.

The campaign said the commercial will run into next week.

Steve Grubbs, Cain's Iowa campaign manager, said the ad will help line-up precinct captains for the caucuses and raise "critical donations."

– CNN's Kevin Bohn and Gabriella Schwarz contributed to this report.


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soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    Of course. C'mon now people, his campaign organizations need more money so they can buy more of his autobiographies from his own private company and thereby funnel money to himself while we all watch the MSM ignore it and pretend it's not happening for fear it will damage their horse-race reporting if his campaign blows up as a result of legal and/or ethical problems.

    October 24, 2011 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  2. excitizen

    Not fast enough – you've already changed your 9-9-9 to, for some people, 9-0-9, and for yet others 3-3-3 and your massive flip-flop on abortion shows your uncertainty over even your own beliefs and plans.

    October 24, 2011 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachmann: All morally bankrupt, ignorant Republicans.

    October 24, 2011 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  4. Dixie

    The picture tells it all. SEND ME THE MONEY.

    October 24, 2011 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    9-9-9 doesn't mean jobs. I would gladly accept that premise if someone can explain to me how adding a more dollars to an already significant pile is going to motivate someone to dash into the bat cave and become Job Creator. If, that individual had not any intention of investing in a new business, then handing them more dollars will not change their mind and convince them to don the cape and become Job Creator. No, tax cuts will not replace our lost manufacturing jobs.

    Mr. Cain's plan are simply generous tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. His plan does not close the difference in effective rates paid by a bus driver compared to a hedge fund manager. The 9-9-9 plan only widens the gap, and it does so in the most offensive way possible. Cain reduces the capital gains rate to zero, which means the manager would likely pay an effective of well under 1%.

    I wish someone would ask Mr. Cain how much his effective tax rates would change under the 9-9-9 plan.

    October 24, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  6. Steveo

    @excitizen

    Not fast enough – you've already changed your 9-9-9 to, for some people, 9-0-9, and for yet others 3-3-3 and your massive flip-flop on abortion shows your uncertainty over even your own beliefs and plans.
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    Is it really a flip flop or could it be considered the evolution of a plan? Gotta laid a found down first. Research and brainstroming causes plans to change! Will it work? I don't know but how many really think the current tax code is fair? Great ideas evolve from what might considered silly!

    October 24, 2011 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  7. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Of course. C'mon now people, his campaign organizations need more money so they can buy more of his autobiographies from his own private company and thereby funnel money to himself while we all watch the MSM ignore it and pretend it's not happening for fear it will damage their horse-race reporting if his campaign blows up as a result of legal and/or ethical problems.
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    Is there no end to the hallucinations Sniffit? Or is it Huffit???

    October 24, 2011 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  8. Cool Dude

    All you haters are wrong. Plain and simple.

    October 24, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  9. Russ

    What a joke.

    October 24, 2011 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  10. Steveo

    Dixie

    The picture tells it all. SEND ME THE MONEY.
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    I think the cost of running keeps a lot of good people out! You're right Cain needs money to run but then again, so does the President!

    October 24, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  11. kayla

    crab in a bucket, please go away

    October 24, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  12. The Greedy Old PIgs have declared class war on US!

    The flat tax plan is the latest GOBP death cult con job to continue moving money upwards and enrich their overlords at the expense of the 99%ers. It's just that simple.

    October 24, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "Is there no end to the hallucinations Sniffit? Or is it Huffit???"

    That Cain used his campaign organization to purchase numerous copoies of his own autobiography from his own company IS A VERIFIED FACT. If you don't understand that or, for some reason, just don't want to accept it, then you shoudl be asking for help, not claiming it's a hallucination. Cain didn't even deny it.

    October 24, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  14. REG in AZ

    Cain's positions, policies offered and history show him for what he is – nothing but a hopeful "puppet" seeking to serve the powerful, influential and extremely wealthy few and to con the majority.

    October 24, 2011 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    Cain's one-man company (that's called job creation, folks) was paid $100,000 to pay for brochures and other printed literature. The rationale is that if the company had donated the printed literature than that would have exceeded the limits on campaign donations, which it would have. So, the campaign paid the company for its' services. That's the rationale.

    The reality is that the campaign was not obligated to use Mr. Cain's company at all. The campaign really should have used a third party company to prevent any appearance of impropriety, which is what appears to have taken place. That's the reality.

    October 24, 2011 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  16. Woman In California

    Cain should stick to singing where he might have chance. Politics not so much.

    October 24, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  17. The Real Tom Paine

    He shuffled money around, what else does the 1% have to do when they are bored?

    October 24, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  18. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    My Daddy aways used to tell me, "If you want to hear hate, just buy a republican a drink, and he can tell you everything that is wrong with America."

    October 24, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  19. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    My Daddy aways used to tell me, "If you want to hear hate, just buy a republican a drink, and he can tell you everything that is wrong with America."
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    No doubt your daddy hung out a lot around bars!

    October 24, 2011 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  20. Marie MD

    Shouldn't that be 9-0-9?

    October 24, 2011 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |