Since suspending his presidential campaign, Herman Cain hasn’t really discussed his candidacy. He’s done a couple of television interviews, some radio appearances, but for the most part, he has bottled his feelings. He has shared few of his frustrations, of which there are many. But as he sinks into an armchair at a posh Midtown Manhattan hotel, Cain tells me that he is ready to ruminate, to start cobbling together his conclusions.
It’s been two weeks since Cain left the contest under a cloud of questions, both personal and political. In the days since, he has huddled with his wife, Gloria, at home in Atlanta. He has taken meetings with television executives and former donors. It’s been quiet, he says, busy but private. His cell phone, for the first time in months, is not buzzing. The primary has moved on.
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