Herman Cain Signs With Fox News

Herman Cain

Former pizza executive and Presidential candidate Herman Cain, who currently has a nationally syndicated radio show broadcast out of Atlanta, has signed on with Fox News:

Fox News has signed Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate, as a contributor.

“Cain’s impressive résumé makes him a valuable addition to the Fox News and Fox Business lineup. As a political expert with business savvy, he brings an important voice to the nation’s debates,” Bill Shine, the executive vice president of programming, said in a statement.

Cain, former president and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, will provide analysis and commentary across Fox News’s daytime and primetime programming, as well as on the Fox Business Network, Shine said.

This is something that most people assumed as inevitable from the moment that Cain first started making a splash in the 2012 campaign, and I suppose Fox needed someone to fill the role of bringing the wacky to the politics now that they’ve parted ways with Sarah Palin. Besides, perhaps he’ll be able to add some music to Fox’s daily programming.

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  1. gVOR08 says:

    So much for the speculation FOX was trying to move toward the reality based side of the spectrum.

  2. Fiona says:

    At least Cain is entertaining. Palin just whines.

  3. C. Clavin says:

    What time is his show? 9:99?

  4. Rob in CT says:

    Mission accomplished, right? I mean, nobody actually believes his participation in the GOP primaries was a serious Presidential run, right?

    Parlaying it into a paying gig as a RW pundit was always the plan.

  5. legion says:

    I thought conservatives were against quota systems? There’s clearly a minimum number of failed, incompetent, always-wrong buffoons Fox has to have on-air, and he was the next number down in some rolodex past Sarah Palin…

  6. CB says:

    Best. News. Ever.

  7. Moosebreath says:

    @C. Clavin:

    And is it on channel 9-9-9?

  8. mantis says:

    Can MSNBC hire Mike Tyson to impersonate Cain? I would watch that.

  9. CSK says:

    @Rob in CT:

    No. It was all about marketing himself. And he seems to have succeeded in that endeavor.

  10. Chris Berez says:

    “Will this end exactly the same as the Palin debacle?”
    *shakes Magic 8 Ball, looks*
    “You may rely on it…”

  11. gVOR08 says:

    @mantis: They already have Michael Steele.

  12. Neil Hudelson says:

    YES! I want everyone of his promotional commercials to show him breaking into a slow grin while staring at the camera.

  13. michael reynolds says:

    I second all the above. This is the first reason I’ve ever seen to watch Fox. I like a cheerful grifter.

  14. bill says:

    if you’re white you can’t put down a black guy- it’s racist, party lines don’t work there!

  15. al-Ameda says:

    Bad pizza and a round of beer for everyone!