By Justin Sink
Cain has been widely expected to endorse Newt Gingrich, a fellow Georgian with whom he has had a friendly relationship. Reports surfaced almost immediately after Cain left the race that he planned to announce his endorsement for the former Speaker, but Cain said he doesn't plan to make his choice "until a clear leader emerges."
He still defended Gingrich from criticism, especially comments from Mitt Romney dismissing Gingrich as "zany."
"I wouldn't call it zany. I'd call it bold. That's the problem with the party," he said. "When you step out there with something bold, you get accused of being extreme. That’s why we keep losing. Be bold!
“There is a disconnect,” Cain added. “The political class wants to play it safe. The people are saying, ‘We want bold.’ This country is in a mess and kicking the can down the road.”
Cain said last week that he had no intention of re-entering the race, and hinted that he would be open to a job as a political pundit or radio host.