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The underwhelming field of the GOP possible presidential candidate keeps getting, well, more underwhelming. Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s pizza, announced his presidential bid last week. On Monday, Cain told Hotline on Call that “compromise is killing the country.”
Cain, long suspected to launch a presidential campaign, made the bid official over the weekend in Atlanta. “The past several months I have been able to meet with people across this country,” says Cain in a message posted on his website. “One thing is clear: America craves for real solutions to the problems we face. That’s why I’m running for President of the United States.”
Cain has some very conservative views. He believes in a strong national defense, opposes abortion, and backs a national sales tax over the income tax. Cain has said that President Barack Obama “threw Israel under the bus” because Obama suggested that Israel return to pre-1967 borders.
Cain, always outspoken in his opinions, was no different to Hotline. “Compromise is killing this country,” he told Hotline on Call. “Compromise is killing this economy.”
Cain suggested that the way to achieve legislative success is not by meeting in the middle, but rather by taking “solutions to the people so they can put the pressure on their members of Congress.”
During this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, Cain stated that “stupid people are ruining America.”
“It’s sad,” he said at the event. “The objective of the liberals is to destroy this country. The objective of the liberals is to make America mediocre.”
Cain made headlines at the first GOP presidential primary debate earlier this month. Although Cain is not leading the wide open field for the Republican, the race is still anyone’s game. Cain won a straw poll conducted at a national Tea Party summit held in Arizona back in February.