Is Herman Cain serious?

Very little in recent days suggests Cain is adequately prepared for the coming test on his understanding of foreign policy, on his advisers and the origin of his most provocative ideas and, not to put too fine a point on it, on whether he has a factual command of issues equal to what would be expected of the typical congressional candidate…

Does anyone care if Cain sounds well versed on matters other than his 9-9-9 tax plan?

It could be that many of his most ardent supporters do not, regarding with suspicion any efforts by political journalists or GOP establishment figures in Washington to impose their version of an SAT exam on a figure whose popularity comes in large measure from the fact that he is an outsider to the political world. If anything, Cain’s unwillingness to study for the test could add to his appeal…

Team Cain firmly believes that Cain should change nothing from the strategy that has led him to the top of the polls, even as other competitors for the GOP nomination prepare to attack him en masse for the first time. Rick Santorum began the aggression this weekend in Iowa, charging that Cain is an insufficient defender of traditional marriage.