Herman Cain Hints He Might Run For President Again

Herman Cain

Herman Cain is hinting he might just run for President again:

NEW ORLEANS — Herman Cain, who ended his 2012 presidential campaign amid allegations of multiple affairs, said Saturday that he might run for president again in 2016.

Cain, in a speech at the Republican Leadership Conference here, brought up the prospect of another run toward the end of his speech. He then suggested he would do it if he were called by God.

“I do not know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future,” the Georgia businessman said. “And I trust in God.”

Cain, 68, was a brief front-runner for the GOP nomination in 2011 but dropped out, before any actual votes were cast, in early December of that year.

Cain got a rise out of the crowd when he taunted the media and liberals whom he blamed for his ouster.

“The liberals thought that they had shut me up,” Cain said as the crowd rose to its feet. “I’m back!”

I’m not sure anyone actually thought they could shut the pizza magnate up, but then I also doubt that they actually care what he has to say at this point either.

On the upside, this news gives us an excuse to listen to this classic yet again:

And, of course, the most awesomely bizarre campaign commercial ever:

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  1. superdestroyer says:

    I guess he has another book to sell or show to promote.

  2. Grewgills says:

    Nein! Nein! Nein!

  3. al-Ameda says:

    He’s the the thinking man’s alternative to Rick Santorum.
    Vaya con Dios, Herman.

  4. CSK says:


    Yep. Pretending to run for the presidency is a great way to market your brand.

  5. Ron Beasley says:

    Well it’s good to know the clown car will be back in 2016.

  6. rudderpedals says:

    GOP’s going to need the clown car again.

  7. rudderpedals says:

    Oooooohhhhh simulpost sexytime

  8. James in Silverdale, WA says:

    Another grifter responding to the unspeakable cash that streams out of politics.

  9. michael reynolds says:

    So there is a God.

  10. David in KC says:

    @michael reynolds: and God is apparently not sure who he wants to be president.