Erstwhile Newt Gingrich–backer Herman Cain announced this morning that he is now "ready to get behind the nominee," Mitt Romney. And in one of his first acts as an official Romney supporter, Cain, in an interview with Fox News, offered his take on the trouble Romney is having with women (President Obama leads by 19 percent among female voters, according to a new Washington Post poll):
"Yes, President Obama is very likable to most people, if you just look at him and his family. But if you look at his policies, which is what most people disagree with, it’s a different story. And I think many men are much more familiar with the failed policies than a lot of other people, as well as the general public."
Ha. Other people. Cain realized halfway through that last sentence that he was about to say something really sexist, so at the last second, he tried to subtly replace "women" with "other people," hoping nobody would notice. Other options considered by Cain in that moment included "non-men" and "phallus-challenged."