CONCORD, N.H. — Seizing modest momentum in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, businessman Herman Cain promised to invest in additional staff and campaign more aggressively in New Hampshire and Iowa.
“We have run this very lean by design. We are now going to ramp up,” he told reporters near the New Hampshire State House Wednesday afternoon. “We now have the money to do so. I didn’t want to get out in front and commit to spending a whole lot of money before I knew that the American people were going to say, `You know what? This long shot may not be such a long shot.’”
But unlike Perry, Cain has put little effort into visiting early voting states or building a ground game in the states where presidential contests are typically won and lost. Cain launched a recent book tour that fueled speculation he was more interested in profiting from his growing national profile than winning the election.
“The book tour is over,” Cain declared Wednesday, vowing to add staff in New Hampshire and Iowa and bring his campaign bus to the Granite State in the coming weeks. He hadn’t visited New Hampshire since midsummer.
He acknowledged, however, that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney enjoyed a huge lead in the polls. Indeed, Republicans here and elsewhere have begun to embrace the likelihood that Romney will capture the Republican nomination in the coming months.
- Herman Cain considered quitting 2012 campaign before florida straw poll win: report
- Herman Cain: Chris Christie is too lLiberal for conservatives in 2012
- Herman Cain 2012 campaign concealed gay adviser’s role: testimony
- Herman Cain 2012: ‘i left the democrat plantation a long time ago’
- New Hampshire Campaign Manager Ethan Eilon Fired By Jon Huntsman
There are no comments yet. Why not be the first to speak your mind.