Herman Cain Is Not Running for Second


Herman Cain, the Godfather’s Pizza CEO and Republican who already declared he wouldn’t appoint a Muslim cabinet member or judge, formally announced his presidential bid on Saturday, before an alleged crowd of 15,000. Cain explained: “I’ve had reporters ask me, ‘Are you running just to get attention, or maybe come in second?’ I said, ‘You don’t know very much about me. I don’t run for second. I’m running to be No. 1.’” That we don’t know very much about him — if only because he’s never held public office, having lost the only campaign he ever ran, in the 2004 Republican primary for a Georgia Senate seat — is correct. [Politico]