You didn’t really think that Herman Cain was going to leave the public spotlight, did you? The erstwhile GOP presidential candidate will become a full time radio talk show host on January 21 — that’s right, Inauguration Day — replacing Neal Boortz. The one-time speech writer for Georgia segregationist Gov. Lester Maddox plans to retire. He has been a radio personality for 42 years and began his talk show in 1992 at Atlanta’s WSB. Boortz has vigorously opposed President Obama and describes his politics as libertarian — he has opposed public schools and favors legalized abortion and same-sex marriage. But he also stirred up controversy by calling neurological conditions ADD and ADHD “medical frauds” and ridiculing the speech of a child with a learning disability. His show is syndicated by Cox Media and Dial Global. Cain says that “the torch Boortz is handing off to me will blaze as bright, as bold, and as loud as ever. …He may be ‘The TalkMaster,’ but Neal’s listeners know I’m the ‘The Dean of the University of Common Sense.’” Cain had a radio show on WSB before he ran for president, and frequently appears on Boortz’ show.
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