The last time Herman Cain made a presidential endorsement, he backed “the people”, part of his promise to make an “unconventional endorsement” after ending his own campaign for president.
With days to go until the Jan. 31 Florida primary vote, however, Cain chose to make a more traditional endorsement speech. At a Republican event in Palm Beach, FL Saturday night, Cain put his weight behind Gingrich.
But as the Washington Post reports, even a traditional Cain endorsement is unconventional:
Although Gingrich needs any boost he can get in Florida, the timing of the endorsement was odd — too late to make the evening television news casts, and sandwiched before the expected release of a new NBC/Marist poll widely expected to show a widening lead for Romney.