This is a rush transcript from "Your World," June 30, 2011. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: In our special "Help Wanted" series, the candidate who came out of nowhere and still raises more passion among die-hard Republican conservative voters anyway. I'm talking former pizza titan Herman Cain, who says he knows a thing or two about growing the pie, and tonight unveiling, first here, his jobs plan to expand that pie.
Herman, it's always a pleasure. Good to have you.
HERMAN CAIN, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Neil, happy to be with you.
And about that opening about President Obama, the American people are saying -- this is what I'm hearing -- you cannot buy a second term. It's going to take more than money in order to buy a second term.
CAVUTO: But he is having no trouble raising cash.
CAVUTO: And when all is said and done, the talk is, he's going to be the billion-dollar man.
Whether you are the nominee or not, that is going to put whoever is at a distinct disadvantage, wouldn't it?
This is why the candidate that the Republican Party puts up has to have real, commonsense solutions, which is what I have developed and I continue to develop.
Secondly, it is going to have be to a candidate that has proven problem-solving experience. The American people, Neil, are sick and tired of excuses. They are sick and tired of the blame game. And they're sick and tired of the deception coming from this president and this administration.
This is why I believe that I am doing so well in the polls. I don't have more money. I won't have more money than any of the candidates, even the Republican candidates. We know that already. But we are building this campaign team like I would build a business. And that is, we are building it so far with no debt.
We have been raising -- we have raised some money. I have had to put a little bit of money in, in order to prime the pump. But the American people are responding to my message.
CAVUTO: Well, how much is a little bit of money? Because I know you are rich, but you're not Mitt Romney rich, right?
CAIN: I'm not rich, Neil.
CAVUTO: You are well-off, but you're not, you know, I can't forget the rest of my life off, right?
CAIN: But people are responding, Neil, to my common sense-solutions message and my clear problem-solving track record.
Whether you were talking about Pillsbury, Burger King, Godfather's, the National Restaurant Association, in each one of those situations, I had a daunting problem that I had to solve. And I used the same business principles to approach the problem and, more importantly, solve the problem in every one of the situations.
And that is what is resonating with the voters as I make my case on this campaign journey.
And, guys, I do want to get to those resolutions, but just hold off here. I'm glad you got a hot trigger finger in graphics here, but please hold off.
But I do want to ask you very quickly...
CAVUTO: ... you do have a lot of good ideas. You do engender a great deal of passion within the Republican Party, Herman.
And a lot of your voters, those who want to vote for you, say, we really like him, we feel strongly about him, but we just don't feel that -- not all of them -- but that we don't feel he has a chance, because the mainstream media says you don't have a chance.
And even Republican money brokers say...
CAVUTO: ... they are very impressed with you, but, because you don't come from the familiar petri dish of having been either a senator, a congressman, or a governor, they just write you off.
CAVUTO: How do you break through?
CAIN: The way I break through is to continue to do the things that I am doing. And that is, take my message to the American people.
When they hear me and they like it, they don't necessarily look for the mainstream legacy media in order to be able to confirm what they believe. So, I continue to take my message to the people. It is resonating.
And here is something that the establishment is underestimating, Neil -- the social media. My presence in the social media and on the Internet is much bigger than many of the other candidates, including Mitt Romney.
So, when you take the social media and you take the Tea Party citizens movement, you have a combination there that, quite frankly, 10 years ago, I wouldn't have had a chance. And this is what is being discounted by members of the establishment media and some members of the Republican Party. But the people are hearing me.
CAVUTO: No, well, Herman, I would agree with that. And I hear -- I am not just saying this as a friend and an admirer, but I always...