Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Herman Cain Debate Plan: Hit Romney

Herman Cain says that he has one simple plan for tonight’s Republican debate.

“I’m going after Romney,” Cain said in a radio interview with Neil Boortz on Tuesday morning. “I have a very penetrating question for him.”

But Cain played coy on what that question would be, not wanting to give Romney time to study up in advance of the debate.
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain . (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) (Mark Wilson - GETTY IMAGES)

As for the Texas governor, whose decline in the polls has redounded to Cain’s benefit, Cain has a different strategy.

“I don’t need to go after Perry,” he said.

Perry, who has the most to gain and lose in the Washington Post/Bloomberg TV debate at 8 p.m. Tuesday night, might have a different strategy. And Cain, who said his 9-9-9 plan will get a full hearing tonight, expected that his new status as top-tier candidate would mean that he is going to get different treatment.

“All of them are going to try to attack me,” Cain said.

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