Looks like FOX News is trying to further diversify its list of pundits, sort of. Herman Cain has been hired by the right leaning news channel 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.
During Cain’s ill-fated run to become President of the United States, he made history as the first GOP candidate to be placed under protection by the Secret Service. Despite at one point leading Barack Obama in pools, Cain’s hopes came to a screeching halt when he was accused of s-xual harassment by multiple women, which ultimately led to the suspension of his campaign.
Thus, Cain landing a gig where all GOP talking heads that take L’s usually wind up, FOX News, should come as a surprise to absolutely no one.
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