Herman Cain’s entire presidential campaign was based on inflammatory, outlandish stances and policies. His famed “9-9-9″ tax plan made little-to-no sense, there was his promise not to ask any Muslims to be in his Cabinet and the former Godfather’s Pizza chief received well-deserved guffaws for his bizarre “smoking man” ad campaign.
Cain has only continued on his merrily insane, inane way since dropping out amidst accusations of serial infidelity and sexual harassment. Last week he released a bloody ad featuring a fake bunny being shot and today told conservative radio host Steve Gill that he thinks Freshman Florida Congressman Allen West would be the best running mate for Mitt Romney.
“He is well-spoken, he is direct, people in Florida love him, he has a huge following,” said Cain. “He is from Florida. Florida is going to be one of those key states. But more importantly, Colonel Allen West is a dedicated patriot. He served in the military, and he is willing to serve his country some more.”
Allen West is of course the Tea Party-backed conservative known best for his one man war on multiculturalism, Islam and same-sex love, something he equated with “ice cream taste.” He’s also well known for using unauthorized interrogation tactics during his U.S. Army tenure in Iraq, an incident that led to his early retirement and cost him a $5,000 fine. So, yeah, that’s the man Cain thinks Romney should pick as a vice presidential candidate: a bigot known for breaking the rules and readily embracing violence. I suppose if Cain can’t be vice-president, he might as well suggest a candidate as rigidly short-sighted as himself.