You didn't have to be a seasoned political analyst to guess that when Herman Cain suspended his campaign for the GOP nomination amid sexual harassment allegations, announced that he was endorsing "the people" and hopped aboard a bus to spread (and probably sing) the gospel of his 9-9-9 tax plan on a "Revolution Solution" tour, we hadn't seen the last of him.
Now the Tea Party favorite, who has always had a jovial, easy manner behind the microphone, save for that one infamous Libya fumble, will be bringing his conservative charisma to the radio, taking over Neal Boortz's WSB Radio slot, the Huffington Post reports. Can't say we think it's a bad choice on the station's part. After all, if political races were based on the potential to entertain, he'd be on his way to the White House right now.
WSB Radio announced Boortz's retirement after forty-two years in a statement on Monday. His last broadcast will be January 18, 2013. Cain will air his first show at 9 a.m. on Inauguration Day on January 21.
The former GOP candidate has been a daily guest on the program, which currently reaches 200 stations. WSB vice-president Dan Kearney called him as Boortz's "logical successor."
Cain, who previously nicknamed himself "the black Walnut," after his favorite (nonexistent) Häagen-Dazs flavor, now says in anticipation of his on-air gig, "I'm the 'Dean of the University of Common Sense.' " We have no doubt that the people who choose to tune in will agree.
Read more at the Huffington Post.