It is epically stupid for conservatives to even think about lining up behind their own Magic Negro:
CAIN: I support the 2nd amendment.
B: So what’s the answer on gun control?
C: The answer is I support, strongly support, the 2nd amendment. I don’t support onerous legislation that’s going to restrict people’s rights in order to be able to protect themselves as guaranteed by the 2nd amendment.
B: Should states or local government be allowed to control guns, the gun situation, or should…
B: So the answer is yes?
C: The answer is yes, that should be a state’s decision.
So, Cain isn’t just a former Fed official, he’s a former Fed official who isn’t bright enough to understand that unalienable rights can’t be abrogated by the state and local government any more than they can be limited by the federal government. Or that Republicans aren’t any more enthusiastic about having their guns seized by the state government than they are about having them seized by the federal government.
I’ll give Herman Cain a chance if I interview him. I don’t do debates when I interview someone, the whole point is to hear their thoughts not to critique them. But at this point, I’d be astonished if he had the balls to even appear on the podcast. He appears to be imploding his own candidacy almost as effectively as Newt Gingrich did.