But wait, he's back.
Herman Cain’s not a candidate anymore, but he’s launching a new bus tour anyway.Here's the downright cringe inducing web video.
The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO announced plans to tour the country to raise support for the “9-9-9” plan that was the star of his aborted presidential run, hoping to rally congressional sponsors for his plan to replace the federal Tax Code with a 9 percent corporate tax, 9 percent personal income tax and a 9 percent national sales tax.
The one-time Republican front-runner announced his “Cain’s Solutions Revolution” during a Fox News interview with Sean Hannity on Wednesday night.
The Atlanta businessman said he plans to “get commitments from members of Congress in 2012 before Election Day” and that the legislation is currently being drafted.
Cain’s made clear his hopes to stay a part of public life despite departing the presidential race, and as he does, he’ll be pursuing the same outsider, simplifying government themes he pursued while in the GOP race.
“They think we are stupid. You know what comes after a tea party? A revolution. It’s time for history to repeat itself,” Cain says in an introductory video posted on the new website. “We the people are coming and we want our power back. Welcome to the solutions revolution.”
Cain bowed out of the presidential race in early December, saying he did so because of his family. Even then, he vowed not to “shut up, drop out and go away.”
Since ending his presidential campaign, Cain has appeared repeatedly on Fox to provide analysis of the GOP presidential race.
Laugh all you want, but his aborted Presidential campaign was ultimately a success for Cain. There's really no other way to spin it. He obviously got in to raise his name recognition, and despite the circumstances under which he bowed out, he did accomplish his initial goal. This bus trip will keep him in the news during the upcoming South Carolina primary, and he's already making the rounds on cable news.
Ultimately, he's either going to get a cushy job on Fox News, or (brace yourself!) a cabinet level position, should by some magical circumstance, a Republican wins the Presidency. His extramarital dalliances aren't nearly as much of a concern if he's in charge of the Department of Commerce. Even if that doesn't happen, he's going to get a nice book deal, his speaking fees are going to go up bigtime, and assuming he goes back to doing talk radio, he'll likely have a national platform instead of a local one.
That, my friends, is a come up. I wouldn't even label it a Grand Hu$tle, because the hustle was pretty obvious all along, to everyone other than GOP voters, of course.
Get money, Daddy Green.
Question: What's up with that weird video? Did Herman Cain pimp the game, or did he really think he was headed to the White House?!?