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Herman Cain spreads conservative message at USF: 'Focus on the mission'



Herman Cain has a message for conservatives disappointed to have Mitt Romney as their presidential nominee.

"Get over it. And focus on the mission," the former presidential contender told about 150 students at the University of South Florida on Thursday.

That mission is to ensure Republicans maintain control of the U.S. House, win a majority in the Senate and defeat President Barack Obama.

People lament to him regularly that their favorite candidate isn't the nominee, and he sympathizes: "Mine isn't either — me."

Cain, 66, dropped out of the presidential race in December, amid allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity — which he denied. He has kept a high profile, traveling the country and touting his "9-9-9" tax overhaul (9 percent flat tax on household income, a 9 percent corporate tax and a 9 percent national sales tax). On Thursday he spoke at USF and to the Republican Women Federated. He is scheduled to address the Hernando County GOP Friday night.

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[Last modified: Thursday, April 26, 2012 7:04pm]


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