Herman Cain will be back on the campaign trail promoting his 9-9-9 tax plan — but this time, the former businessman is hoping to rally congressional support for his plan, rather than propel his presidential ambitions.
The former presidential front-runner, forced from the race after multiple allegations of sexual impropriety surfaced, said that he will launch a nationwide bus tour to promote his tax plan to replace the federal tax code with a flat 9 percent corporate tax, 9 percent personal income tax and 9 percent national sales tax.
Cain then showed off a campaign-style "bus with my picture on it" that he would use to tour the nation. He went on to say he was working to draft legislation to enact the 9-9-9 plan and would seek to have congressional candidates commit to passing it before the 2012 election.
The former candidate also announced a new website, CainConnections.com, to promote the bus tour. A video on the website says that he plans to launch a "revolution" similar to that of the Tea Party movement.
“They think we are stupid. You know what comes after a tea party? A revolution. It’s time for history to repeat itself,” Cain says in the video. “We the people are coming, and we want our power back. Welcome to the solutions revolution.”
Cain said that he while he would endorse the eventual GOP nominee, he did not plan to indicate a favorite before Republican voters decided.
“I will support the Republican nominee. Yes, there are some I would prefer over others, just like you. But I could not, cannot, will not, you know, allow Barack Obama to have a cakewalk back into the White House," Cain said. "That’s what this whole solutions revolution is all about.”