North Carolina — Obama’s first opponent may be Herman Cain, an ex-pizza magnate whom Jack Kemp called “the Colin Powell of the restaurant industry.” Bryan Curtis talks politics with Citizen Cain.
Finally, the 2012 presidential race can begin. Herman Cain has gone to Iowa.
On Saturday, Cain was at Tish’s restaurant in Council Bluffs, a city in southwestern Iowa across the river from Omaha. Fifty or so GOP activists, Tea Party irregulars, and locals had gathered. Most of them had apparently heard of Herman Cain. When he entered, they gave him a standing ovation.