Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, failed presidential candidate Herman Cain may be reborn as a member of the media. In his first interview since (permanently) suspending his candidacy, Mr. Cain hinted at his next move by telling Fox News host Sean Hannity, “obviously the doors to radio or TV, those doors are open.”
Mr. Cain is no stranger to political punditry—he previously hosted a conservative talk radio show before announcing his bid for the Republican primary. He told Mr. Hannity that he’s currently mulling a media gig as part of his quest to find “the biggest platform for me to continue to talk about the trifecta: replacing the tax code with nine-nine-nine, energy independence, and national security.”
Throughout the course of his ill-fated presidential bid, many speculated that the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO was angling for a media job. Mr. Cain has repeatedly refuted such accusations. “I’m not doing it to get a TV show. I don’t want a TV show. I don’t want another book deal. I want to help save this nation,” Mr. Cain said at an October campaign stop.
In his interview with Mr. Hannity, Mr. Cain makes it clear he’s changed his tune on that front. “Right now, I am going to continue to be a voice, a very strong voice, on behalf of the people who got me this far,” said Mr. Cain.
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