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Among the big winner this against Florida GOP straw polls -- godfathers pizza CEO her McCain.
-- to 37% of the vote that's more than Rick Perry and Mitt Romney -- -- it's all good news McCain's candidacy that's because since 1979.
The one of the Florida straw poll has become the Republican presidential nominee.
-- -- joins us now from Atlanta -- what do you think specifically resonated so much with Florida voters.
I think two things came out of that first.
It shows that the -- of the people is more powerful than the velocity media.
Because that you all know some people in the media have -- to turn this nomination into the two person race all the flavor of the month -- secondly.
Message is more important that money.
The -- did when Romney and Berry -- they spent a considerable amount of money out don't know how much trying to influence the outcome of the straw poll.
We rented a bus and went across the state talking to people about common sense solutions.
And my 999.
Economic plan to -- that is the biggest issue on the minds of the American people so it wasn't my message.
And the simplicity of my message that I haven't -- really has resonated -- -- voters and that will also resonate and is resonate with people across this country.
What does it will look part of your message differs from mullah the other candidates specifically Perry and Romney -- -- that you mention that the media has what kind of and put up there as the leaders.
Well part of your message differs from what they're trying to say.
Well first of all -- doesn't have an economic growth plan yet.
-- does as an example.
His plan to -- -- a sixty pages.
And He takes the current tax code throws out one set of loopholes and Marines and another -- loopholes.
My 999 plan rolls out the tax code that's what we start because of the mess we can't make that being -- They hand it passes -- not present business flat tax.
89% personal income tax and up 9% national sales tax it broadens the base and it replaces the payroll tax.
Corporate and personal income taxes.
Capital gains taxes and the death tax He is the most important part.
It provides certainty.
To the business community which is what they're looking for.
All businesses that created created the same there's no debate global loopholes because they are no loopholes it its revenue neutral.
And it will definitely get this economy move in and about the direction which we sold that they need our that's what I think is different.
Fair point so mister McCain are you confident.
That's your gonna build some momentum here that this idea -- this tot to -- here.
Candidate vision of Perry and Romney now you've sort of dissipated that you're a legitimate top runner for the GOP nomination.
Exactly here's what's different than the last time -- -- -- want straw poll and it didn't last.
I have a -- -- to go with the bump that I have gotten out of this -- straw poll.
I run into people all the time anecdotally.
And after they tell me that name they say man -- that.
Because -- like it because it's simple and is resonating.
Not only do I have a specific message of how we boost the economy.
I have a specific approach to foreign policy.
I have a specific approach to how we gonna deal with some of the most economically decimated areas in this country empowerment zones so we I have specifics.
Where as most of my other competitors -- -- race.
Of giving the typical political generic campuses and that's what's separating me from.
All of the others in terms of how it's resonated with the American people.
And a lot of Americans are certainly appreciate -- that you.
Are so specific that you have a very specific platform with this 999 think but some of your critics who have come out and say you know this drop hole went in Florida was likely to protest vote that.
A lot of voters were frustrated with Rick -- in a very -- debate performance.
What's your reaction to back.
But my reaction is.
You can spin it in a way you want to and I guess it's just bad job if you in one of the other camps to try to spin it as to why He didn't win it.
The fact of the matter is -- I didn't win it by just a little bit how wanted to buy a lot so let's assume that a few people didn't vote in a protest vote.
With this deal represents a big margin you can't get away from the fact that have -- that the people spoke.
And this is what's happened and all across this country.
You see what's different which is why I can win in this stopped cold and why I am moving up in the polls is that unlike previous elections.
We have the impact of the citizens movement.
The citizens' movement Tea Party is a big part.
But -- -- organization that mobile allows and that members and secondly the power of the Internet and the power of social media.
We have leverage that capability and at the result that gives me two weapons.
That ten years ago I would -- head and ten years ago I might not been able to pull -- -- in the straw poll.
If I didn't have big bucks to do so -- -- kind of money that they were able to put into the campaign money alone is not gonna win this nomination.
And this straw poll result in -- I believe demonstrates that in a big big way.
Herman I've got about a minute left the -- you talk a lot of -- does it change in the tax code here in this country.
All what about spending and -- -- -- you particularly look at the way we stand in just the way we've done things as -- government over the last.
Two to three decades and change that mentality how do you attack that's more.
You attack that not going to guess the biggest one that we have which is Social Security.
I don't give what they call it I'm going to debate that.
Take social security and -- -- -- -- -- -- system -- personal retirement accounts.
Option for younger workers the system has worked in Galveston County Texas since 1981.
The system has worked in the country which delay.
And thirty other countries have used this to get off of that broken Social Security system we can do exactly the same thing.
That is a bold proposal most people don't wanna talk about ethics and Social Security they wanna talk about how to -- drag it out by raising the retirement age and reducing benefits now.
Current seniors will not be impacted by the person retirement account options.
That is the proposal that I -- and I believe that the American people already -- -- solution you've got to restructure programs.
If we gonna do something about the spending we can't keep reach up in the chairs on the deck of attacked and alright so what's next in line.
Well the strategy is -- -- also go back to fraud.
Because we wanna make to -- to get all -- the -- the straw poll is nice but that means that steel have some work to do yes we gonna concentrate on South Carolina.
New Hampshire -- our because all three of them represented early states the other thing that we -- doing is that -- spending amount attack in somebody other states that may not be considered the quote quote.
Early critical states -- states like Alabama.
Tennessee and Texas Arkansas Nevada we've spent a considerable amount of time in those states as well.
And it's paying off because you see I started Lana for water before it was -- Which was last year when I was doing rallies with the the business that I've made this week.
When we did have a bus to a leading up to the debate and -- -- up to the straw poll.
I haven't did win thanks for joining us we'll check back with the -- down the road.
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