With Saxby Chambliss's retirement announcement, many looked to Cain as a possible opponent. Cain ran for the Senate against Johnny Isakson in 2004, but came in second in the Republican primary. After a stratospheric rise in the presidential race in 2011, Cain bowed out of the presidential race.
Today, on his radio show and in speaking with the Daily Caller, Cain said the following:
“I’m not running!”
That seems like a clear statement.
“My attention is laser focused on exposing the economic pain and suffering to come from a second Obama term, part of which is via my new nationally syndicated talk radio show that is finishing its first week on the air.”
Cain has taken over for recently retired Neal Boortz's nationally syndicated radio slot, after doing his own show for the past couple of years (presidential campaigns aside). Even before Chambliss's announcement he was rumored as a possible primary challenger,and with Saxby gone he would have a decent path to go for it. Today's announcement, however, will ensure the field stays wide open for many, many candidates.