Herman Cain, the latest Republican to capture the imagination of a deeply-jaded electorate, has said some pretty fantastic things lately. First he suggests building an enormous electrified fence to keep out illegal immigrants. Then, when called on the crassness of the statement he says, “It’s just a joke. Get a sense of humor.” A few years ago he suggested Tiger Woods would make a great President. Later, after Tiger got exposed for a philandering, prostitute-using, creep, Cain said, “It was a joke. Get a sense of humor.”
You think Barack Obama is a train wreck of a President because of his economic policy? At least the guy had the gravitas to lead the troops when it came time to take out a terrorist that prior presidents failed to nail.
Herman Cain? Really? This is the best the Republicans can do?
Stand-up comics and late night talk show hosts have had it tough the last couple of years. Obama hasn’t been enough of a quote machine these past two years. He hasn’t put his foot in his mouth with the same frequency of his predecessor. Like him or not, he actually knows how to articulate serious ideas when he’s being asked for solutions and when he actually tries to tell a joke – usually at the annual press corps dinner – the joke is usually funny.
For the love of all things Letterman and Leno, my dear Republican friends, keep Herman Cain’s candidacy alive.