The end of this segment on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports where Mitchell and The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza were fawning all over Herman Cain's 1991 pizza song performance, after just discussing the fact that the man doesn't even think we should have exceptions for incest and rape when it comes to a woman's right to have an abortion, gave me nightmares going back to George W. Bush and the media painting him as just some regular Joe most Americans would like to have a beer with.
MITCHELL: But we can't deny that he is entertaining, whether it's in a debate or this, some tape the Daily Beast dug up, from 1991 from the Omaha Press Club event, clearly a gridiron type show. And this was Herman Cain, I think parroting himself. […]
MITCHELL: He's got some chops! I mean he can sing!
CILLIZZA: Look, he can definitely sing and I will say this Andrea, I don't want to analyze too much into a guy singing an ode to pizza, but can you imagine Mitt Romney doing that? Can you imagine Mitt Romney doing that? People like this about Herman Cain.
MITCHELL: Well, that's why he's so likeable.
CILLIZZA: He's a regular person. You know... these things are minor things and no one's going to vote for him because he sang an ode to pizza, but he is as close to a talking to, understanding regular people as possible in an electoral cycle in which people hate politicians and all the things that come with them. So, I think this is great. Herman Cain says play it and you can hear me sing... I've got a good voice and it's good for me in general.
MITCHELL: Indeed it is!