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QUICK TAKE: Cain: I’m Still Around Because of 'Specificity'


Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain addresses the media Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Cain was responding to Sharon Bialek, a Chicago-area woman, who accused Cain on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, of making an unwanted sexual advance against her in 1997.(AP Photo/Matt York)  (AP Photo/Matt York)

GOP  presidential candidate Herman Cain isn’t discouraged by his drop to the third spot in the polls. In fact, he says that he and his campaign staff have “have no concern whatsoever” about moving back up in the next several weeks.

“We call it third just before the surge,” Cain said on Fox and Friends Monday. “We have nothing but optimism about what we'll be doing in the next couple of weeks, leading up to the caucuses and primaries.”


The reason he is still in the race, Cain said, is because of the “specificity” of his plans.

Cain also weighed in on the immigration debate reignited by Republican rival Newt Gingrich, who last week called for a path to legality for illegal immigrants who have been in the country for 25 years or more, have ties to their communities and have no criminal records. Cain said he think current law is sufficient and that he disagrees with Gingrich's proposal.

“I don’t care if you've been here 20, 30 or 40 years, what’s wrong with the path to citizenship that we already have? I looked it up. It’s not that difficult. We just need to clean up the bureaucracy,” Cain said.


His campaign on Monday released 9-9-9, the movie – a video that plugs his “9-9-9” tax plan and Cain said on Fox and Friends that he will unveil his national security and foreign policy strategy at Hillsdale College in Michigan tomorrow. Just a week after that, Cain says he will unveil his energy independence plan.

“When people think about Herman Cain, they think about the specific solutions that I have put on the table that's resonating with people,” Cain said on Monday.


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