The question is: does anyone care what David Frum thinks at this point?
[ADDENDUM: And the WSJ's Daniel Henninger asks why not start taking Herman Cain's candidacy seriously? He's got private sector experience up the wazoo, and what's more:
When Mr. Cain talked to the Journal's editors, the most startling thing he said, and which he's been repeating lately, was that he could win one-third of the black vote. Seeing Herman Cain make his case to black audiences would be interesting, period. Years ago, describing his chauffeur father's influence on him in Atlanta, Mr. Cain said: "My father gave me a sense of pride. He was the best damn chauffeur. He knew it, and everybody else knew it." Here's guessing he'd get more of this vote than past GOP candidates.
Does a résumé like Herman Cain's add up to an American presidency? I used to think not. But after watching the American Idol system we've fallen into for discovering a president—with opinion polls, tongue slips and media caprice deciding front-runners and even presidents—I'm rewriting my presidential-selection software.
I dunno. There's something sort of loose-cannon-y about Cain. And besides, as I've noticed in many articles (including Henninger's), when you read the words "Mr. Cain" quickly, they look suspiciously like "McCain"---and we've got PTSD for McCain's candidacy.
And yet, and yet...]