It's not as hard on the poor as you might imagine because the payroll tax would not be used anymore. The thing is though can that pay for all we have currently going on? I doubt Cain knows.
People like simplicity and somebody who suggests they can solve all the problems without asking the American people to dig deeply into their thinking bag is likely to be popular with a certain segment who won't bother asking if it works.
His being nominated is probably unlikely after people learn more of his ideas. Right now the one least known has the best chance of winning anything. Any generic Republican can supposedly beat Obama. This means an unknown who jumped into it at the last with no debates, no time to analyze program suggestions, maybe even a draft movement in the Convention, that is most likely going to look like a winner to Republican voters-- the old pig in a poke.
So I want this quote here and easy to find in the future in case he gets the nomination. It should be brought out again and again as I think it's where he shows his naivety as much as anywhere. Doubtless there are more money quotes and you can be sure they'll be in Democratic attack ads if he gets the nomination. For now it'll be Republican candidates bringing them out.
CAIN: "I don’t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration. Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself! [...] It is not someone’s fault if they succeeded, it is someone’s fault if they failed."