Herman Cain is not a household name. But it might be in a year.
Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, is flirting with the idea of a 2012 presidential run says the Daily Caller. And he's hoping to tap into the grassroots, Tea Party movement if he should take the presidential plunge. "They’re ready for a non-establishment candidate," Cain told the DC at a recent "Spending Revolt" rally in Florida. He has become a sought after figure on the Tea Party speaking circuit.
He might just have the experience grassroots supporters crave. His strong resume, according to his website, includes a ten year stint leading Godfather's Pizza, and he's the past chairman and member of the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He also has a daily radio program in Georgia, giving him a microphone to explain his potential platform.
What might that platform be based on? "I’m not a politician. I’m a problem solver," Cain told the DC. "The people of Washington DC — when was the last time they fixed anything? Name one. They haven’t fixed anything. That’s what frustrates me and a lot of people."
"Political arrogance, reckless spending and passing reckless legislation have defined this administration and Congress," Cain adds on his website. "Voters are fed up and waking up – and will show up at the polls in November 2010 and beyond."
The decision to run, however, has not been finalized. He's already lost at least one political bid -- a 2004 Georgia Senatorial attempt. Money, supporters, and this November's elections will all factor in to the decision for 2012. For now, he' happy to give speeches and preach fiscal responsiblity.
(Cain's hinted at a run before.)
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