Herman Cain is still leading the Republican field -- his lead over Mitt Romney in the new New York Times poll is within the margin of error. But you have to wonder -- again -- how serious Cain is with a new ad like this. That's Cain aide Mark Block, puffing a cigarette while an unsmiling Cain slowly breaks into a laugh. How bizarre.
Why doesn't President Obama get more credit for keeping the country safe? That's the subject of Roger Simon's column today in Politico and we'll get into it tonight.