As is usually the case when Herman Cain appears at a conference, he usually draws most of the attention. In this week’s Right Online conference in Las Vegas, Cain addressed the general session — this time, thankfully, after I did — he also joined a panel that encourages activists to work with employers to teach basic economics to their employees.  Certainly, as the man who had to rescue Godfather’s Pizza from oblivion, Cain himself had to do a lot of that kind of teaching within the company first.  Cain says that one of the biggest problems facing the US is ignorance of how the economy works.  However, people seem thirstier for that knowledge now than ever.  We also talked about his presidential aspirations, or prayerful considerations thereof, the racism debate and the distraction it provides, Fannie/Freddie and the Fed, and much more:

As always, Cain is warm and personable, but has no reluctance to get impassioned about his principles — and does not suffer fools lightly.  Whatever role he decides to play in 2012, he will make a powerful voice for conservatives.