Herman Cain says he would have a ‘substantial lead’ over Obama

Chris Moody

Herman Cain would have a "substantial lead" over President Barack Obama if Republicans had made him their nominee, according to Herman Cain, who spoke at the University of Florida on Thursday.

From The Gainesville Sun:

Cain told members of the media after the speech that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's recent "47 percent" comment was a "non-story" being blown out of proportion by the media. But Cain said he would have been doing better if he was the nominee, saying that he'd probably have a "substantial lead" on President Barack Obama at this point.

"The reason is quite simple: I have some depth to my ideas," he said.

Cain ran for the Republican nomination in 2011. He dropped out of the race in December and ultimately endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich before Mitt Romney sealed the nomination.