(CNN) - Pizza executive Herman Cain may have left the race for the 2012 GOP nomination, but the former candidate saw remnants of his campaign during Saturday night’s debate.
Cain, speaking on the Fox News Channel on Monday, said the question directed to candidates about marriage was specifically meant to target former House speaker Newt Gingrich as well as allude to sexual harassment claims levied against Cain.
“It was intended to be a precursor to how the liberal media and the Democrats will go after Newt if he gets the nomination,” Cain said.
He continued, “It also was somewhat of a slap against false accusations against me. Even though they did not call me by name. You know the reason they brought it up was because of Newt's past personal history.”
Cain also said candidates made campaign promises he concocted first.
“Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann made the statement, ‘We need to throw out the tax code,’” Cain said. “Who said that first? I did. I'm glad they finally have gotten to that point.”
Cain denied rumors he was planning on making an endorsement Tuesday or later this week, saying the process of selecting a candidate was taking longer than he expected.