Herman Cain Makes Stop In Jackson

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One of the frontrunning Republican candidates for president stopped by the Hub City Thursday afternoon to tell Jackson residents why he should become Commander-In-Chief. About 1500 people came to the rally to hear presidential candidate Herman Cain speak. Jackson resident Joy Hicks came to the rally early to catch a glipse of Cain. “We wanted to sit right up front,” Hicks said. “I want to see what our next president looks like up close.” The election may be about a year away, but Hicks already knows she’s voting for Cain if he gets the Republican nomination. “The first time I heard him speak I felt like he was honest,” Hicks said. “I feel like he has ideas and plans that he can implement. He doesn’t talk in generalities. It seems like he has some plans.” And Cain talked about these plans as if he was already in the White House. “The biggest crisis we have is a severe deficiency of leadership in Washington D.C.,” Cain said in his speech. The biggest plan he touted was his 9-9-9 plan, which he said he will pass in his first 90 days as president. He said it is how he’ll bring jobs to West Tennessee. “Yes it’s bold, but we know that it’s going to boost this economy, create initially six million jobs,” Cain said. “This is how you get jobs back in Tennessee and everywhere else. You’ve go to boost this national economy by getting rid of the old tax code, getting rid of a lot of these frivolous regulations and put in a code that is more efficient, transparent, simple, as well as revenue-neutral. That’s what 9-9-9 does.” Thursday’s rally is one of six stops the current frontrunner is making on his two-day bus tour through Tennessee.

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