Shocking: Herman Cain “Considering” A Media Gig

Less than a week after dropping out of the Presidential race supposedly for the good of his family, Herman Cain was in New York City appearing on Sean Hannity’s show last night:

Former presidential candidate Herman Cain told Sean Hannity that he ended his campaign out of concern for his wife, who let him make the decision, but he said that he would continue attempting to change Washington “from the outside,” perhaps through a radio or television show.

“It boiled down to two words: family first,” Cain told Hannity. “I saw the pain it was causing my wife, and I wasn’t going to let that happen.” He  explained that he “could have lived with the drop of poll numbers — we could have gotten that back up — but [it was] the pain that it was causing to my wife and my family, and I said, ‘I will find another way.'”


In any case, the campaign, officially suspended, is over. “[Suspend] means end — there are no plans to reemerge,” Cain added. It “gets hurtful when your wife and your family have to continue to see the same false accusations spun over and over.”

Cain’s ambitions on the national stage are not over, however. “The doors to radio or tv, those doors are open,” Cain said. “I’m considering all of these options because I want to create the biggest platform for me to be talking about the trifecta: replacing the tax code with 9-9-9; energy independence; and national security, because this administration has weakened our military, and that’s not good for this country.”

It’s almost as if the entire Presidential campaign was a scheme to sell books and increase Cain’s media presence. But that couldn’t be true, could it?

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  1. Eric says:

    No Way!!!

  2. GTFO

  3. Rochester says:

    “I saw the pain it was causing my wife, and I wasn’t going to let that happen.”

    LOL Seriously? Didn’t that ship already sail?