Cain leaves door open to media gig
December 8th, 2011
11:49 PM ET
10 years ago

Cain leaves door open to media gig

(CNN) - Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, who suspended his campaign on Saturday, said he’s considering ways to keep his voice heard in the presidential process.

"Well, obviously the doors to radio or TV, those doors are open," Cain said in an interview on Fox News Thursday night.

Cain's voice is no stranger to the world of punditry. Prior to launching his bid for president, Cain worked as a conservative radio talk show host out of Atlanta and wrote a syndicated column.

While he said there's no chance he'll reemerge as a candidate, he said he still plans on maintaining a “vocal” presence.

"What I'm doing the next several days is considering all of these options because I want to create the biggest platform for me to continue to talk about the ‘trifecta’," he said, referring to his ideas to change the tax system, energy policy, and national security.

"Those are the first three I am going to be very vocal about all the way through this election and beyond," Cain added.

But Cain said he'll take his time to make an endorsement in the GOP race.

The Georgia businessman often faced criticism on the campaign trail over whether he was a serious candidate or simply seeking to amplify his name recognition and boost his media career.

He repeatedly sought to put those rumors to rest.

"I'm not doing it to get a TV show," Cain said in October at a campaign stop in Georgia. "I don't want a TV show. I don't want another book deal. I want to help save this nation."

The former Godfather's Pizza executive suspended his campaign after facing questions about an alleged extramarital affair and multiple allegations of sexual misconduct when he led the National Restaurant Association.

Cain forcefully denied all the claims and said he decided to end his campaign due to the affect the allegations had on his family.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. susan leonhardt

    He need to go back to selling Pizza, as the public is tired of his voice

    December 9, 2011 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  2. Noodle Nose Johnson

    Yeah, like that wasn't the plan in the first place Herm.

    December 9, 2011 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  3. Pedron

    Please do!! you deserve that much!!

    December 9, 2011 03:54 am at 3:54 am |
  4. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    How does he really want to save this country? His proposed tax plan is rather regressive and would hurt the poor more than the wealthy. This idea that he and other conservatives have that cutting taxes and regulations is done at the behest of their corporate patrons. What he should be asking all those wealthy for is greater charitable contributions to organizations that provide food and other assisstance to the poor. Without that, then the federal government is going to continue to do the job which I don't think they want done.

    December 9, 2011 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Go home Herb, you have done enough damage. Other than 999, you have no message. Find another way to get out of the house.

    December 9, 2011 07:43 am at 7:43 am |
  6. Sandy

    Go home Herman, I am sick of looking at you!

    December 9, 2011 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  7. Curt

    Just like Sarah Palin. Another unqualified person running for office when they should not have been that will probably make millions spouting off their opinion. If the press would stop covering people like Palin, Trump and Cain, maybe their 15 min. of fame would evaporate.

    December 9, 2011 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Can someone please explain to Mr. Cain that he is politically incorrect at the moment. He will probably remain that way until the general election is over.

    December 9, 2011 08:34 am at 8:34 am |