SecDef Herman Cain?
December 15th, 2011
02:35 PM ET
7 years ago

SecDef Herman Cain?

(CNN) - He's out of the race to be the Republican presidential candidate, so Herman Cain is on the hunt for a new job. His dream job? Secretary of Defense. That's what he told ABC News' Barbara Walters in an interview that aired Wednesday night.

Cain said he was "totally hypothetically" interested in the job.


Filed under: Department of Defense • Herman Cain
soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. Sandy

    Please ignore this fool! He is just trying to stay relevant.

    December 15, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  2. Logic in LA

    So he can offend every world leader with his lack of manners- great!

    December 15, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Uzz becky becky stan is stan has to be excited about Herb being in charge of our National Defense, as he may attack them because he doesn't know who the leader is. I will say, Herb has a pretty thick crust. (meaning he is dense)

    December 15, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  4. Charlie from the North

    Oh thats a great Idea, let make Newt the ambassador to the palestinian authority. Maybe he would do it for free since they are not really people according to him.

    December 15, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    Well, he can run on this: "...and we wouldn't have gotten involved in Libya because I didn't even know it exists!"

    Still waiting for someone to auto-harp the Uzbeckibeckibeckistanstan thing to dance music.

    December 15, 2011 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    ""If I could influence rebuilding our military the way it should be"

    Let's go down the list of "the way our military should be" for the GOP:

    1. No gays.

    2. Fighting a ground war in Iran.

    Any questions?

    December 15, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  7. Paul Ernest Show

    Cain couldn't defend himself when faced with these charges of infidelity, how can he act as Defense Secretary? He is no where near qualification for even the Under-secretary of Social events, in the Georgia state government. Nice getting to watch his show for a while

    December 15, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  8. Expat American

    Either Cain of Perry would be wonderful choices for Secretary of Defense – or State. I’m sure they will finally be able to locate the WMDs in OoohBeckyBeckyStan or the Republic of Solyndra.

    When that phone rings at 3am, rest easy Uhmurika.

    Cain/Perry behind the wheel of this bus.

    December 15, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  9. Curt

    Please CNN, no press coverage for Cain. Bad enough you still cover Trump and Palin even though nobody cares what they think. Lets not make the same mistake with Cain.

    December 15, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    He should volunteer to be Secretary of Education. I am honestly surprised he didn't suggest Fed Chairman.

    December 15, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  11. Rex

    Can you imagine the "Pizza" Cain as Sec. of Defense under "Nuke" Gingrich, wow!

    December 15, 2011 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  12. The Real Tom Paine

    He's hoping to get away from the Mrs..

    December 15, 2011 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  13. Todd C

    This reminds me, what's Sarah Palin up to these days? I haven't heard anything from her in a while. Come on CNN, your loyal readers want to know!

    December 15, 2011 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  14. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Nein, nein, nein.... Sorry, that position requires a tad more experience than you have. Learned from Obama that experience DOES matter. But you can have the Secretary of Pizza position. Are you emminently qualified for that.

    December 15, 2011 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  15. Sorensen

    Why do you bother writing about this harmless, ignorant, old fool. He should go back to running his little pizza-parlour
    shop, if they still want him, which I doubt.

    December 15, 2011 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  16. Greg in Arkansas

    THANKS, CNN, I just burst out laughing and now, everyone in the office wants to know why I'm not working............
    Keep providing the "fodder" for John Stewart......seriously, you can't make this stuff up....!!! made my day...

    December 15, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  17. ObamaCares

    A washed up ol' geezer who don't know when to quit. Go home Herm and reconcile things with your wife and family.

    December 15, 2011 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  18. erinn moore

    Oh that's fantastic! Herman Cain didn't even know China has nuclear weapons and now he wants to be Sec. of Defense? Maybe he will tell the Senate all military items purchased for 999 will come with a large pizza and a coke.

    December 15, 2011 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  19. GOP answer to everything~"the middle class can pay for it, then blame the poor or a minority"

    And that's exactly who we'll get as SecDef if one of these radical GOPers won the White House. His name might be different, but we'd get the same completely un-qualified dumb-ass in every cabinet appointment.
    Remember Rummy?! Pushed lies & deceptions to the American people to start war and never served, always posturing like a tough guy. Serious case of “little man syndrome”.

    December 15, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  20. Larry L

    He couldn't be worse than Donald Rumsfeld – who should be sharing a federal prison cell with Dick Cheney for their corruption with defense contractors.

    December 15, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |

    HA! I needed this laugh. Becki Becki Becki stan has absolutely no foreign policy credentials!!! Ask him to locate Libya on a map.

    December 15, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    "Learned from Obama that experience DOES matter"

    You mean like his getting bin-Laden?

    December 15, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  23. Lost in Texas FOREVER and EVER

    Herman Cain should just be happy with the job FoxNews will possibly offer him after all this is over. He will probably be busy the next few years in court anyway..maybe even who know DIVORCE COURT as well if Mrs. Cain has decided she had enough.

    December 15, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  24. Independent Voters

    He should volunteer at the homeless shelter and volunteer working with poor black children

    December 15, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  25. Voice of Reason

    Cain's big beef with all the other GOP candidates was that they were poiticians, and didnt have his level of business experience. But now he thinks he could be SecDef? With WHAT military experience, may I ask?

    This guy is a lecherous loon through and through.

    December 15, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
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