Is Herman Cain nothing more than a big inside joke?

  • If you quote Pok√©mon in your summation speech at a presidential debate does that make you a joke?
  • If you put out a tax plan that seems to be based on a computer game (SimCity) does that make you a joke?
  • If it seems that you are refusing to learn some of the issues that surround foreign-policy, does that make you a joke?
  • If you put out a campaign ad with the main subject is smoking, does that make you a joke?
  • When does a candidate become a joke?

Rachel Maddow summarizes Herman Cain’s campaign and asks this question:

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