Mitt Romney doesn't hold press conferences or speak extemporaneously, because Mitt Romney is terrible at speaking without a script unless he's within the relatively safe confines of a debate. Why aren't Herman Cain's people emulating Mitt Romney's strategy? Yesterday, in a Florida appearance, Cain asked someone how to say delicious "in Cuban." But this is much dumber:

His campaign kept reporters at bay, and when asked about the Cuban Adjustment Act and the so-called wet-foot, dry-foot policy, Cain seemed stumped. The policy allows Cuban immigrants who have made it to U.S. soil to stay.

“Wet-foot, dry-foot policy?” Cain asked. His press handlers interrupted as Cain diverted his course and ducked back into the building. Later, when he emerged, he was asked again by another reporter. Cain didn’t answer.
“Gotta run, gentlemen,” he said...[at another appearance]...A FOX News reporter asked Cain what he thought of President Obama’s easing of travel restrictions to Cuba.

Cain said that was a “gotcha question.”

It should be pretty obvious to everyone by now that Herman Cain is running for the 2012 edition of whatever the fuck Sarah Palin became in 2008. He's basically admitting to the world that he's the frontrunning candidate for the all-important title of President of the United States of Dumberica.