Herman Cain: “It Is Looking As If Mitt Romney Is Going To Get The Nomination”
Earlier today I wrote, based on a tweet from talk radio host Scott Hennen, that Herman Cain was endorsing Mitt Romney. I’ve updated that post now to reflect the fact that Cain’s people are denying the endorsement. Hennen, too, has taken his tweet down.
But here’s an audio excerpt of Cain’s appearance with Hennen today (full interview here), and it sure sounds like Cain is in Romney’s corner.
Hennen: 90 seconds left…two big questions for you. One, who’s your perfect candidate right now?
Cain: Well, you’re talking to my perfect candidate, but remember he had to drop out of the race (his name was Herman Cain). But at this point, there isn’t a perfect candidate, but it is looking as if Mitt Romney is going to get the nomination. I know that for a lot of people he may not be that number one choice, but I will remind them of what Reagan said: “If you find someone that you can agree with 80% of the time, then you’ve found a candidate and a friend.” That’s what we’ve got to do. The unfortunate thing about this whole race has been all of the negativity. I think that’s hurt—-I think it’s put them in a foul mood—
I’m not even sure how relevant Cain’s endorsement is at this point after leaving the race in disgrace, but he may be doing more harm to his own credibility as a “tea party candidate” than helping Romney. Cain promised an “unconventional” endorsement, but throwing in behind Romney the Inevitable is about as conventional as it gets and sure to disappoint many in the tea party faithful who are something less than enthusiastic about Romney.Tags: Herman Cain, mitt romney, scott hennen