Herman Cain has many problems. Although he probably knows how many states there are and that Hawaii is not in Asia, it has been claimed that he doesn’t realize that Spanish is spoken in Cuba. Does he know that “Idiota” is a Spanish word for “idiotic?” Spin placed upon what he has said in various contexts has damaged his candidacy not, I hope, beyond repair.
Maybe it’s time for a fresh look at Mr. Cain, his world view, his somewhat old fashioned charm and at the many other ways in which he is almost exactly unlike President Obama. Might he be as effective an antidote to the Obama Era as President Reagan was to the Carter Era? I think so, for the reasons explained here.