Remember Herman Cain? You know, the pizza chain baron-turned-short-lived-GOP-presidential-candidate with a dubious grasp on foreign policy and tenuous understanding of geography? Me neither. Interestingly, Mr. Cain and literally dozens of people who do remember him held a rally on the front lawn of the Capitol today to tout his 9-9-9 tax plan while Congress was voting on the proposed Buffett Rule legislation.
Cain, an ardent Tea Party proponent, attracted a lively and entertaining troupe of supporters for his little shindig, including at least one comic book superhero and a founding father.
I cannot tell a lie, the whole event was rather pitiful. Blissfully ignorant of the fact that Cain hasn’t been relevant in, well … ever, Tea Party stalwarts shouted their approval every time one of the speakers mentioned how Cain had once led President Obama in a poll.
It was especially amusing to hear the outpouring of support for the now presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, considering that Cain had previously suggested that Romney was unelectable (probably just the “liberal media” twisting his words again).