If you remember your ancient Republican history – about four weeks ago – you’ll remember that Herman Cain, as he bowed out of the race, strongly hinted that he would make an endorsement in the presidential contest.
But we haven’t heard much from Cain since, and the plains of Iowa loom.
Several times during Cain’s final rough patch, Newt Gingrich spoke up for his Atlanta comrade-in-arms. Each cited a friendship that stretched back decades. They even staged that love fest in Houston for Texan tea partyists.
But also remember that Cain endorsed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in the 2008 campaign.
By way of straightening things out, my AJC colleague Jeremy Redmon shot an e-mail to Mark Block, who remains Cain’s chief of staff.
There are no plans currently to endorse any of the candidates. Keep in touch.
You’re on your own, Newt.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider