Cain is a clown. You see it in the way he constantly mollifies white audiences with self-effacing racialized comedy that borders on minstrelsy (referring to himself as “black walnut ice cream” or suggesting the Secret Service call him “Cornbread.”) You see it in his stunning gaps in knowledge and understanding of foreign policy and domestic affairs. He says if you don’t have a job, don’t blame Wall Street because it’s your fault, which in a crippling recession with historically high unemployment numbers means he’s either frighteningly blind or offensively ignorant. This is not a man of serious intellect or realistic solutions or admirable character. This is a buffoon.