Squirm comedy--where the scene that is so embarrassing that it hurts. We tend to think of The Office as exemplifying that kind of comedy. Sometimes you have to turn away. So, don't watch Herman Cain's Libya answer below.
I long ago speculated that the Republicans would hurt themselves by outbidding each other for the most right wing votes, but I had no idea that the desperate search for the Not-Romney would lead to this. That Cain still plays well in the polls says more about Romney than anything else, I think. I am just confused. But also enjoying the depths of the GOP race. If this is a competitive candidate, well, what does that say about Palin? Ooops.