Just got an e-mail from Cain Solutions announcing that Herman Cain's run for the 2012 presidential nomination is officially successful:

(Atlanta) Businessman and former presidential frontrunner Herman Cain will take full-time command of the Neal Boortz microphone when Boortz officially retires this January. Boortz announced on his show this morning that he will step down after 42 years on the air, citing a desire to spend time with his family...

Not only will Cain inherit Neal’s microphone, he’ll also inherit the Boortz syndicated radio audience. The show currently airs on more than 200 radio stations, with six million listeners a week. “I am ecstatic that Neal has kept the radio host's chair warm for me all these years," Cain joked. “He may be ‘The TalkMaster,’ but Neal's listeners know I’m the 'The [sic] Dean of the University of Common Sense.’”

Herman Cain has officially humiliated himself into a national audience and a cushy job as a commentator. That sounds like Mission Accomplished to me.