This Week in Politics

Herman Cain surges with his "9-9-9" economic plan.
3:28 | 10/16/11

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In politics this week. The Republican candidates faced off in another -- -- debate and the spotlight song on the pizza mobile with the plan. He is ABC's senior political correspondent John call with this week in politics. -- week long to Herman -- The American people gonna raise some pain. Don't -- the polls to see -- rise. Just look at Tuesday's debate in New Hampshire that. 999 plan and his 999 place and I don't need 999. Is 999 economic plan mentioned 24. Times. So catchy it's already been copied by Spirit Airlines and a new ad campaign. But is the -- campaign for real we stopped by his headquarters and Iowa. No volunteers. No phones ringing. This. Not how you win in Iowa McCain's rise in the polls has been Harry's fault look at this national poll -- tanking 22 points in a matter of weeks. -- climbing 22 points and Mitt Romney He just doesn't budge -- this week Romney scored the season's. Biggest endorsement Mitt Romney is the -- and we need to lead America and we need him now that's why. Move foretold by Saturday night. -- -- -- Hey so what he's a nice man in a clean suit that wants to beat resident. A couple of days later a vote of confidence from another big Republican I continue to be impressed with Mitt Romney's performance of these debates he's cool calm collected he's quick -- adults. -- tried to hit reset -- his first big policy speech -- standing on top. Of the next American economic. A call for more oil and gas drilling in a promise of one point two million new jobs but the Texas jobs miracle appears to be wilting. Texas is one of a dozen states where unemployment is actually rising and look at this. Teleprompters. He think He is Obama. It was Anita Perry with Al rockers who broke through seeing her husband has been beaten up brutalized and chewed up because of his Christian faith -- Have been approved. But we're survivors include warriors and we're finding -- that he'll -- segment here. Even a couple of Democrats voted no arrests finally true rending -- the number nine it's everywhere. 9999. -- This guy get a good look at him He may be the next Treasury Secretary. Her McCain's top economic advisor Rich -- reason accountant from Cleveland behind the 999 plan. Mitt Romney up so we think. Everyone assumes he's going to be the nominee. Everyone except Republican primary voters that -- Rick Perry town not even sleep helped. -- up strong debates in no more Tiffany's bills. Haunts -- down zero points -- one national poll and his campaign half a million in the red. Lights out. -- domino. A Herman Cain is -- godfathers guy but his campaign spent nearly a thousand -- at Domino's with this week in politics on Jonathan Karl.

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