Months after his departure from the presidential campaign, former Republican candidate Herman Cain seems unable to concede the race completely, telling a University of Florida crowd that he would have “substantial lead” against President Obama on Thursday.
Cain chalked up his imagined political advantage to a single point. “The reason is quite simple: I have some depth to my ideas,” Cain said.
Cain visited the school as a part of his “College Truth Tour,” coming out behind a rock band and speaking to a crowd of around 300. At one point, Cain was viewed as the leading contender for the Republican nomination behind his 9-9-9 tax plan, but was ultimately done in by accusations of sexual harassment. Though Cain previously endorsed the selection of Mitt Romney as the GOP presidential candidate, he seemed unable to resist taking a swipe at the Massachusetts Governor.
“I’ve met with him privately and now I’m telling everyone publicly, if Mitt Romney wasn’t your favorite candidate for the Republican nomination, get over it,” Cain said in an earlier statement “We need unity to take back the White House, the Senate and keep control of the House of Representatives.”
According to the Gainesville Sun, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and current radio host continued to show support for Romney during the tour stop. When asked his opinion over Romney’s recent released “47 percent” comment, Cain claimed that the remarks were merely a “non-story” being blown out of proportion by the media.
While answering questions submitted to College Republicans, Cain said that he had no interest in serving as a member of Mitt Romney’s cabinet should he win the election. Instead, Cain plans to continue his radio career, claiming that he will be retiring talk-radio host Neal Boortz’s replacement in January.
“If I can’t convert (the media), I’m going to join them,” he said.