Cain on 2012 White House Run

Presidential Candidate Herman Cain joined Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” Presidential Candidate Herman Cain joined Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” for his first in depth interview since making his White House run official on Saturday afternoon in Atlanta.

When asked about the declaration, which he made during his announcement rally, that under his guidance as president the country would be, “free at last, again,” Cain offered up some specifics.

“Free from rising debt. Free from legislation that’s being forced down the throat of the American people like Obamacare. Free from an arrogant disregard of the American people as it relates to things that the people want. Free from a stagnant economy… And free from dependence on foreign oil, which is only going up because we don’t have a real energy independence plan.”

On the debate over the US’s growing debt, Cain laid out his position in clear terms. He explained he’d pay off our debt to China first, and then added, “pay the debt, pay the interest on the debt first. Make sure we take care of our military and their families. Thirdly, make sure the people that are getting paid for Social Security checks that they get paid. And then, fourth, make sure that people’s Medicare bills get paid. Then, you look at everything else, and that’s where you start cutting.”

Much was made this week about President Obama’s address on the Middle East. On the Israeli / Palestinian peace process, the president said any agreement would need to include Israel going back to their 1967 borders.

Cain was asked what he’d give the Palestinian’s in a peace deal. He replied, “Nothing. Because I’m not convinced that the Palestinians are really interested in peace… if we look at history, it has been clear that the Palestinians have always wanted to push Israelis and push Israel for more and more and more.”