Just because Herman Cain has officially taken himself out of the running to become the Republican nominee for president in 2012 doesn’t mean we won’t be hearing from the Atlanta businessman anymore.
While “Saturday Night Live” had Keenan Thompson‘s Cain drop by “Weekend Update” last night (Dec. 3) for a final hilarious appearance featuring an inappropriate sexual innuendo-laced speech, we wouldn’t be surprised if the character popped up a few more times during the race.
Cain promised in his speech where he announced he’d drop out of the race that he wouldn’t keep quiet, saying, “The pundits would like for me to shut up, drop out and go away. I am not going to be silenced, and I am not going away.”.
Cain will remain in the public eye for a while regardless, as he’s expected to announce whom he’ll endorse during the race. According to Politico, expect that process to drag out for a few weeks before he ultimately chooses Newt Gingrich before the caucuses begin in January. The pair worked together in the ’90s when Cain was a member of the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform and Gingrich was Speaker of the House.