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Pizza & the Politics: Former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain Announces Presidential Bid

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Mon, May 23, 2011 at 9:00 AM

You may love pizza, but do you love it enough to have it influence your vote? Considering the current field of Republican presidential candidates, pizza may be as good a reason to vote as anything else. Over the weekend, former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain formally announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president. Check out his catchy announcement. And no, you can't order a pizza via YouTube.

"We are going to take our country back," Cain told supporters in Atlanta, reports Reuters. Cain, a 65-year-old radio talk show host, made an unsuccessful bid for Senate from Georgia in 2004.

Before he became Godfather's Pizza CEO in 1986, Cain worked as an executive at Coca-Cola, Pillsbury and Burger King. He stepped down as Godfather's CEO in 2002. Cain also served as chairman, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association. Cain has never held public office. But hey, Fox loved him in the South Carolina GOP debate, and if he can lead the country's restaurant industry, then how hard can running the whole country be. And imagine the Marlon Brando-inspired campaign ads.

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