Cain: Tighter Primary Season Raises Tennessee’s Importance

Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain paid another visit to Middle Tennessee yesterday, signing copies of his latest book at a Barnes and Noble in Brentwood.

Herman Cain

Herman Cain

The former CEO of Godfather’s pizza, Cain has been gaining ground in primary polling. He’s already made a few stops in Tennessee, and has more scheduled for later this week. That’s unusual in a state not known for steering the primary process, but Cain says it’s needed because that process is moving faster.

“Instead of 120-day time period it’s now down to 90 days, so that means that states like Tennessee are more important than they used to be, so this is one of the reasons I wanted to spend some more time here in Tennessee.”

Some doubters have suggested Cain isn’t so much using events like book-signings to hype his candidacy as the other way around – using his candidacy to drive sales. To that Cain told local reporters and a few dozen onlookers such events boost name recognition, and that he could sell books and campaign at the same time.

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