In Case You’re Missing Herman Cain, He’s Now a TV News Talking Head

Feb 15, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Former presidential candidate Herman Cain, who was often ridiculed for his verbal missteps during the 2012 campaign, will get a chance to make a few more — or prove he has more important things to say. Deadline.com reports that Cain is joining the vast ranks of politicians-turned-TV-news contributors, having just been added to the Fox News lineup.

“The former National Restaurant Association CEO, who ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, will join other recent additions to the cable news network like former senator Scott Brown and former congressman Dennis Kucinich,” Deadline reports.

In a statement today, Bill Shine, Fox News Channel executive VP of programming, said: “Cain’s impressive resume 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.”

The report notes: “Since dropping out in his bid for the Republican nomination last year, Cain has made frequent appearances on Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ as a mock president detailing his decision-making process.”


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  1. Your opening sentence is very demeaning to a very intelligent man that didn’t fully understand how dirty politics can get. Cain’s verbal missteps were repeated again and again by the press. Any verbal Obama misstep (or outright lie) is either completely ignored or reported on once. This is the Republican candidate Obama was most afraid of facing. He was a political novice but a very intelligent, articulate person. He didn’t understand the “Chicago style” hardball that Obama plays. Out of the thousands of employees Cain has had over all his years, Obama got 2 females from the same office to say he made “inappropriate” comments to them. Here was a man that was an executive at Burger King, a VP at Pillsbury, CEO of Godfather’s Pizza (where he completely turned them around), Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and CEO of the National Restaurant Association. I all those years only 2 woman said he made “inappropriate” comments. And as soon as he dropped out of the race they disappeared. Female “hit man” for Obama. He was the one candidate with the business intelligence to get our country out of it’s slippery slide into bankruptcy. I don’t think that Obama would be president today if Obama had not found (or even possibly paid) those 2 woman. “Lie and Deny”. Obama’s political style.

  2. Very well put.

  3. I couldn’t have said it any better.

  4. Here’s an alternative explanation, Skep:
    Herman Cain, successful in one sphere (food service), was–like many CEOS–blinded by hubris and didn’t realize until too late that he was completely (and unsurprisingly) out of his depth in another sphere (public service).
    The voters, on the other hand, listened to Cain spout nonsense like “if you’re unemployed it’s because you’re lazy” and fail to recognize nations in which the US has a current interest, and judged him unfit to run for president. So they–Republican primary voters, not “the media” or the White House–eliminated him from the race.
    See? It’s possible to make sense of current events without blaming bogeymen or vast conspiracies.
    Feel free to try it.
    Back to work:

  5. Totally on the mark! Thank you ‘Skeptical’ for your comments.

  6. No, WorkAvoidanceLog, the Republican primary voters did not eliminate him from the race. He eliminated himself rather than put his family through the continuing media circus of the 2 woman accusers. He has been married to the same woman for 43 years. He has had thousands of female employees that he could have said “inappropriate” things to. But only 2 came forth. Many other woman, that had worked for Cain, came forth to decry the allegations as impossible to have occurred. But the damage had been done and Obama’s objective had been realized. Unfortunately, if a man or woman is accused of inappropriate behavior it is very difficult to disprove a negative. It becomes a “he said” “she said” situation. Gloria Allred did her part of the “Lie and Deny” campaign very well.

  7. This is not journalism! It is nothing but opinion, on TV Week’s part. I also noticed how far down in the story/summary, you mention the FNC, for which he is going to be employed with. Clearly, the writer of this TV Week article summary did not like him.
    And for the record… he is not missed. Ever hear of his show on Atlanta’s 750 WSB-AM and 95.5 WSBB-FM. It’s at 12 noon eastern. He took over for Neil Boortz. He will eventually get a syndication contract, like several of his co-workers on WSB, like Clark Howard and Dave Ramsey… and former Neil Boortz. WSB (and WSBB) is known for their syndication hosts.
    2 things wrong that need to be changed…
    1) Get away from the opinion. We have too much of that already in any news coverage. Real journalism tells the facts only. No opinion comes into any story. You are professionals, show us you are.
    2) Please please research your material, before you mention anything. Otherwise, you would know that most of the Southeast gets WSB-AM. One can also get that (actually, WSBB-FM)from the internet. Also, one can view all of the “Boortz Retires” press releases, which mention Herman taking over his show.
    You really have to do better.

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