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Herman Cain Announces his Candidacy for the Republican Presidential Nomination in 2012

During a live event covered by C-SPAN, Herman Cain announced that he will be candidate for the Republican Presidential Nomination in 2012. Herman Cain is a businessman, radio talk show host, and political activist from Georgia. Cain ran for the U.S. Senate in Georgia in 2004 but came in second in the primary with 26.2% of the vote.

During Cain's speech today he claimed that America needs a new vision and talked about the current unemployment rates, increase in number of people on food stamps, and $4 a gallon gas prices. He also claimed that President Obama recently threw Israel under the bus. The announcement speech was held in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park.