By Contributing Author, Sky Palma
In an interesting development, Fox News has announced that Herman Cain has joined the network as a contributor.
One has to wonder about the logic behind this choice in light of Sarah Palin’s recent departure from the network, since there were many credible sources that said Fox CEO Roger Ailes let her go due to her diminished influence.
Herman Cain’s abilities as a political expert are more than questionable, with numerous blunders during his 2012 presidential campaign to attest for this. However, sources close to the network seem to think he may have something valuable to add to the void left by Palin.
“Cain’s impressive resume makes him a valuable addition to the FOX News and FOX Business lineup. As a political expert with business savvy, he brings an important voice to the nation’s debates,” Fox News’ VP Bill Shine said in a statement.
Jason Easley for Politicus USA writes,
“The only person that Fox could have hired with a lighter resume than Sarah Palin was Herman Cain. The former 2012 Republican presidential candidate is most famous for somehow enjoying a short stint as the front runner for the nomination despite the fact that he more allegations of sexual harassment against him (4) than ideas in his campaign (1). Fox News has gotten in step with the times by swapping Palin’s death panels and insane rants for Cain’s 9-9-9 pizza deal/flat tax and insane rants.”
Before dropping out of the 2012 presidential race, Cain was dogged by sexual harassment allegations from numerous women.
Since then, Cain has unsuccessfully tried to create for himself a career in conservative media, but since his hiring to Fox News, that will all soon likely change. Cain will be able to use Fox as a marketing tool for his many ventures, in addition to promoting his website and books.
Whether he can market his brand as effectively as Sarah Palin once did, remains to be seen.
Watch Cain and his memorable foreign policy disaster during the 2012 campaign in the video below.
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