These are the sorts of gaffes that would have destroyed a candidate a generation ago. Now? This is the age of Wikipedia and gut instinct. Knowledge? Substance? Reading? Comprehension? Herman Cain has none of those things. But the people who love him don't care if he cannot string together basic facts known to anyone who can read. They want him to do their bidding and stick it to the liberals! That's a sound basis for governance--vote for the guy who will stick it to the liberals! Well, I hope that works out for you.
You gotta be a sucker to believe in any of that. As long as you look good, stand tall, and smile a lot, you'll go far, my friend.