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Cain Predicts Gingrich Will Do Better Than Anticipated

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- After a day of campaigning in Oklahoma, former presidential candidate Herman Cain stopped by Newt Gingrich’s last rally of the day in Chattanooga to excite voters to go to the polls Tuesday.

In an interview with ABC News, Cain said Gingrich would do better than expected on the day in which Gingrich has been hinging his campaign for the last month.

“A Super Tuesday prediction is that first, Speaker Newt Gingrich is going to do better in some of the states other than Georgia than most people believe,” Cain said.

Cain told ABC News he expected a good day for Gingrich in his home state of Georgia, and said the only question was by how much Gingrich would carry the state.

“I believe, based on the latest information and the intensity and excitement that we felt from the people, that he will carry Georgia,” Cain said. “But I happen to believe he’s going to do much better in Tennessee and much better in states like Oklahoma than anticipated.”

Cain said one state where he was unsure of the outcome was Ohio.

“Ohio is very unpredictable,” he said. “I can’t even begin to make a prediction about Ohio. It’s really, really up in the air.”

When Cain arrived at the rally Monday night, Gingrich had already started speaking. Cain walked in and told the crowd he thought he would crash the party. Gingrich stopped his speech and introduced an energetic Cain to the crowd. Cain took the opportunity to hit Mitt Romney over comments suggesting Gingrich was pandering to voters with his promise of low gas prices.

“Do you know what Mitt Romney said about the 2-5-0, the $2.50 a gallon gasoline program? That Newt was pandering to the American people. Pandering! I got news for you, that’s not pandering,” Cain said. “That’s showing true leadership.”

Cain said that as an unconventional candidate, he didn’t have to endorse anyone, but chose Gingrich.

Cain told ABC News he believes Tuesday will be a “good day” for Gingrich.

“I think when all is said and done, the total number of delegates that Newt will walk away with on Super Tuesday is going to be more than just respectable,” Cain said.

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