ABC News’ Huma Khan reports: Presidential contender Herman Cain today expressed confidence that he’ll have enough money and support to run against Republican establishment favorites, even though he’s never run a campaign before and doesn’t have much money in his PAC.
“I can assure you we are doing just fine in terms of raising money,” Cain said on “Top Line” today. “No, we’re not going to raise a billion dollars... but we don’t believe it’s going to be just about money. It’s going to be more about message. That’s why you see me moving up in the polls.”
The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza said Mitt Romney, who announced his bid Thursday, has a good business background but his own success was based on building his business from the ground up.
“I respect his background but mine’s more bottom up,” Cain said.
The Tea Party favorite is running neck and neck in polls with Romney and other candidates. The most recent Gallup Poll shows him with 8 percent support, not too far behind former Romney with 17 percent support and Sarah Palin with 15 percent.
Cain announced his presidential bid two weeks ago, at the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta.
"Let me tell you what the Cain Doctrine would be: We ain't raising the debt ceiling," he said in his announcement. "We are going to cut the spending."