"I regret using that word," he said.
Bachmann led the audience in prayer following her address to the Faith And Freedom Conference, a social conservative gathering hosted by Ralph Reed.
When told about the prayer by TPM, Cain -- an associate minister at a Baptist Church in Atlanta -- was disdainful. In the interview with McCormack, he changed his tune, and took a swipe at TPM for reporting the "pander" line in the first place.
"Because it was a faith-based audience, it was perfectly appropriate for her to pray," he said. "It was just a quick reaction in the midst of an interview, that became the headline, which quite frankly pissed me off."