Fox News Channel has added Herman Cain as a contributor. 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. “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,” said FNC’s EVP Programming Bill Shine in a statement today. 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.
You didn’t really think that Herman Cain was going to leave the public spotlight, did you? The erstwhile GOP presidential candidate will become a full time radio talk show host on January 21 — that’s right, Inauguration Day — replacing Neal Boortz. The one-time speech writer for Georgia segregationist Gov. Lester Maddox plans to retire. He has been a radio personality for 42 years and began his talk show in 1992 at Atlanta’s WSB. Boortz has vigorously opposed President Obama and describes his politics as libertarian — he has opposed public schools and favors legalized abortion and same-sex marriage. But he also stirred up controversy by calling neurological conditions ADD and ADHD “medical frauds” and ridiculing the speech of a child with a learning disability. His show is syndicated by Cox Media and Dial Global. Cain says that “the torch Boortz is handing off to me will blaze as bright, as bold, and as loud as ever. …He may be ‘The TalkMaster,’ but Neal’s listeners know I’m the ‘The Dean of the University of Common Sense.’” Cain had a radio show on WSB before he ran for president, and frequently appears on Boortz’ show.
Embattled Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will make his first appearance on CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman next Friday. Cain, a syndicated columnist, former radio talk show host and president and CEO of the Godfather’s Pizza chain, emerged as the unlikely frontrunner in the Republican presidential race. But over the past week, he has been hit with accusations of past sexual harassment. Cain will be able to commiserate with Letterman who 2 years ago admitted to having sexual relationships with female employes as a fallout of the foiled extortion attempt against him. Like all late-night comedians, Letterman has been closely following Cain’s campaign and recently parodied the candidate’s ad featuring his chief of staff, Mark Block, smoking a cigarette. (video below)
UPDATE: TV and radio political pundit Dennis Miller on Monday announced that he’s endorsing Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and will headline a political fundraiser in Los Angeles. Miller also is making donations to the campaign and offering to write for Cain, the recent winner of the GOP straw poll in Florida and now the leader of the entire GOP field in a new Zogby poll of Republican primary voters. Meanwhile, the AP is reporting that Donald Trump has become a “must-stop for GOP candidates hoping to bask in the celebrity real estate mogul’s star power”. All the major Republican presidential hopefuls have sought an audience with the host of Celebrity Apprentice, looking for an endorsement or advice. Mitt Romney is scheduled to meet met with Trump on Monday in New York. Cain’s date with the Donald is said to be upcoming.
Rick Perry already dined with Trump earlier this month at fancy NYC eatery Jean Georges. Michele Bachmann visited Trump’s penthouse atop the Trump Tower in July. Sarah Palin (who’s not yet declared) shared pizza with Trump in Times Square last spring. Trump toyed with throwing his own hat into the ring but would have had to exit Celebrity Apprentice, so he declined. On the other hand, another Hollywood endorsement might not be as welcome to one Republican candidate: that of liberal filmmaker Michael Moore. Moore just told CNN’s Piers Morgan that, of the entire GOP field, “There’s only one who has sanity operating inside of …