Herman Cain, pizza executive turned fringe candidate turned non-fringe candidate, is a captivating speaker, even when he is not making sense about economics:
That was from a media scrum after his speech at a Tea Party rally at a church on Sunday night. Among the best lines from the speech:
On how to improve the country: "Stay informed. Because stupid people are ruining America."
On why he prefers "black" to "African-American": "I've only been to Africa once. But I've been an American all my life."
On the politics of his relatives: "Going to my family reunion's like going to a Democratic caucus."
On Barack Obama's campaign: "This administration has nothing to run on, so they're running on distractions, distortions and divisions."
On candour: "I am going to say it even though a lot of people won't say it. You wanna why I'm gonna say it even though a lot of people won't say it? I ain't running for president."
On a poll that showed zero black people supporting Mitt Romney: "I'm not a zero."