Morning Mix: The Cain Train Is Back On Track
Welcome back, Hermanator!
It’s been a long time, but just as he promised, former presidential candidate Herman Cain is back on the trail, albeit in a different capacity. †He’ll be starting a bus tour to promote his “9-9-9″ tax plan, the flat tax/sales tax proposal that propelled in into frontrunner status before scandal took him out of the running.
ďI started a new movement. The biggest comment I got when I ended my candidacy was to keep 9-9-9 alive. Thatís what this is about, and Iím going to keep it alive with what Iím calling Cainís Solutions Revolution.”
The “revolution” sounds eerily similar to former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s attempts to keep herself in the media as a political (and bankable) force, doing her own bus tours as part of the Tea Party movement.
But in case his bus tour isn’t big enough news to put him back in the headlines, Cain is ready to sweeten the deal. †No, not with a free pizza. †Instead, he has an endorsement in the works. “I’m going to make an endorsement the Tuesday before the South Carolina primary, but let me warn you, it will be an unconventional endorsement,” Cain stated, which, since he considers all of the remaining candidates to be “conventional,” leaves many wondering if he’s endorsing for the presidential race at all.
Politico writes: “What exactly Cain is endorsing, we should note, is unclear. As†our colleague and editor Edward-Isaac Dovere notes, Cain said he planned to make ďan unconventional endorsement,Ē and then added, ďI believe all of the remaining Republican candidates are conventional.” Cain also said he’ll say whatever he’s saying in his keynote address at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.”
Would anyone be surprised if the likely to be overhyped Cain “endorsement” is a reminder to buy his next book?
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