BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Presidential candidate Herman Cain isn't
lacking in confidence about his 2012 prospects.
It's been weeks since he's set foot in first-voting Iowa or New
Hampshire, yet he says he expects to finish first or second in each
He's also predicting victory in South Carolina, which will hold
the South's first presidential contest in 2012.
And that win, he says, will set the stage for him to capture the GOP nomination.
But Cain also says he plans to "dial back" his campaign and
media appearances in order to avoid missteps.
Since climbing in the polls, he's had a series of fumbles and has had to clarify comments on abortion, immigration and terrorism suspects.
Cain appeared Saturday at a Samford University football tailgate