Herman Cain thinks we’re ‘stupid’


Oh, Herman Cain. Just when I thought his capacity for the ridiculous had been expended, the former front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination adds to his already extensive list. Yesterday, at the University of Florida at Gainesville, Cain said that if he were the nominee instead of Mitt Romney, he would have a “substantial lead” over President Obama. Why?

The reason is quite simple: I have some depth to my ideas.

Um, LOL! Yeah, ideas so deep even he couldn’t explain them. That’s because once he got beyond the made-for-TV plan’s name — “9-9-9” — he realized that there was no there there. Remember, this is the guy who said his 9 percent sales tax would only apply to new goods, not used goods, when pushed on the dubious plan’s impact on the poor.

At that event yesterday, Cain repeated one of his favorite sayings, “Stupid people are ruining America.” Yep. He knows of what he speaks.

Jonathan Capehart is a member of the Post editorial board and writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog.

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