Politics

Herman Cain: 2012 exploratory committee could come soon

Alex Pappas Political Reporter

Former Godfathers Pizza CEO Herman Cain signaled on Fox News that he could start taking formal steps to run for president in 2012 in the near future.

“We could be talking about an exploratory committee real soon,” Cain, a Republican, told Fox News host Neil Cavuto.

When first asked by Cavuto if he plans to run for president, Cain, a favorite on the Tea Party circuit, repeated his often-used answer that he’s still “prayerfully considering” a campaign.

During an interview with The Daily Caller in October, Cain acknowledged that he would face significant hurdles, considering he’s not nearly as well-known as other potential candidates. But Cain, who hosts a radio show, suggested he could use that to his advantage, arguing voters are “ready for a non-establishment candidate.”