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Monday, December 20, 2010

Herman Cain, Atlanta radio show host and tea party darling, hints at 2012 presidential run

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That weird sound you heard over the weekend was every Metro Atlanta tea partier's head exploding. Via the Daily Caller:

Former Godfathers Pizza chief executive Herman Cain says he’s definitely forming an exploratory committee — likely within the next several weeks — to test the waters for a possible Republican presidential run in 2012.

Cain, a radio talk show host and favorite of the Tea Party movement, confirmed the news in an interview with The Daily Caller. He suggested that a presidential campaign is likely, but said he hasn’t made a final decision.

“Bottom line is, all of the indicators and all of the benchmarks that I had laid out and we had laid out as a team are all moving in the direction of yes,” Cain said. “We haven’t gotten there yet, but we’re moving in that direction.”

Newt Gingrich has also teased that he'll launch a presidential campaign. If he and Cain both join the race, that'd mean we have two Georgia boys dukin' it out — along with Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, possibly Sarah Palin and God knows who else — for the GOP's nomination.

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