Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told a conference call of tea party activists on Sunday night that it was the liberal media that forced him out of the 2012 presidential race.
â€śI am as broken hearted as others about having to pull out,â€ť Cain said, â€śbut I couldnâ€™t continue to try and run a race when you have a liberal media and others who did not want to see me succeed and to see us succeed — constantly fighting false accusations.â€ť
Cain suspended his campaign for president following a series of Â news stories about women who accused him of harassment and infidelity dating back to the 1990s.
He made the comments as an introductory speaker on a tele-forum with activists associated with the Tea Party Patriots organization.
Cain told the activists that heâ€™s â€śnot done yetâ€ť and heâ€™ll announce an initiative in January to continue â€śdoing what youâ€™ve been doing for years.â€ť
â€śAs one of the original tea party people in this movement, I want you to know Iâ€™m going to continue to be out there fighting with you,â€ť he said, â€śso stay tuned for some exciting things I have up my sleeveâ€ť
As for advice to the activists on who to support in the GOP primary, he said: â€śDonâ€™t lose sight of the goal. The goal is to defeat Barack Obama.â€ť