WASHINGTON — Herman Cain, erstwhile Republican frontrunner, former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and godfather of the “9-9-9 Plan,” stuck to his numerical schtick in his speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference today. He began by reciting a series of dates from the timeline of the Revolutionary War to introduce the idea that “we need another revolution in this country” to combat myriad crises facing the country; “an economic crisis,” an “energy crisis,” an “illegal immigration crisis,” a “foggy foreign policy crisis,” a “moral crisis” and “the biggest crisis we have” a “severe deficiency of leadership crisis.”
“We must outsmart the liberals. We must outsmart the stupid people that are trying to ruin America,” Mr. Cain said. “We outnumber the stupid people. Trust me, I counted them.”
Mr. Cain hewed to his numerical theme throughout his remarks including when he explained the “two reasons” he dropped out of the race after his series of sex scandals.
This morning, Herman Cain appeared at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. to discuss his favorite topic; his “9-9-9” tax plan. Though the conversation focused on fiscal issues, it was impossible to entirely avoid the elephant in the room–allegations which surfaced in Politico Sunday that Mr. Cain made inappropriate advances toward two women while head of the National Restaurant Association in the late 90’s.