What He Said:
"That was a joke, okay? Tiger – I – that was a joke.Americans got to learn how to have a sense of humor, okay?"
Presidential hopeful Herman Cain withdraws his endorsement of Tiger Woods as a prospective President claiming to have written a 2006 article in jest.
"Yeah I can be pretty serious.But also there are some things that, you know, you just kind of take tongue and cheek, and you don’t make a big deal of it. Alright?"
Cain is a syndicated columnist and a radio host besides being a successful executive. He currently leads the opinion polls among Republican candidates.
Cain is best known for his role in defeating Bill Clinton’s health care plan in 1993.
In his column titled “Tiger in 2016!”, Cain wrote:
Tiger will be 40 years old in 2016. The Republican Party should begin grooming him now for a run at the White House. His personal attributes and accomplishments on the golf course point to a candidate who will be a problem solver, not a politician.
Tiger’s success on the golf course, which will translate to success in the White House, is a product of his character, discipline and leadership by example. Tiger has one objective when he steps up to the first tee – win. The Republicans desperately need a candidate who will not seek personal legacies through political victories that compromise conservative ideology and increase the scope of federal government. Tiger’s legacy is already set.
In conclusion, the columnist said:
“The Republican presidential candidate in 2016 must not come from inside the Beltway. He must come from inside the fairway, for all of us.”
Tiger Woods’ indiscreet liaisons outside his marital vows have witnessed not just the disintegration of his marriage but also his game. Woods has not won a tournament since.
What Herman Cain Really Meant:
“Remember Gary Hart? Don’t take it to heart, Tiger.”
What Herman Cain Definitely Didn’t:
“Elin (Nordegren), care to be my Sarah Palin?”