Herman Cain had a warning for the Republican establishment Thursday: Mitt Romney may have the most money and the best organization, but that doesn’t make him the “inevitable” nominee.
“The establishment — they’re looking at the money and the organization that money can put together in order to give them a better chance. But I don’t think that’s necessarily what the American people are saying,” Cain said on Fox News. “Mitt Romney has had had the largest war chest from the beginning, the establishment in my opinion has been pushing and saying that Romney is the inevitable nominee.”
But the outcome in places like Iowa, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Florida and some of the western states, was proof that voters are not willing to simply sit back and accept the establishment candidate, Cain said.
“They’re saying, they’re not going to allow the establishment, the pundits, the political elites to dictate to them how they vote,” the former presidential hopeful said.
Cain, who recently threw his support behind Newt Gingrich before clarifying that he would be comfortable if Romney were to secure the party’s nomination, added that the person that his able to present the best alternative to the Obama’s administration’s failures would emerge the strongest candidate.
“In addition to having a candidate with a lot of money on the Republican ticket, they’re also going to have to cut through the clutter and all of the distractions that are being created by the Obama administration and get the real message through to the American people,” he said. “That’s what it’s going to take to succeed.”
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