On Fox News last night, Herman Cain rose to Mitt Romney's defense over his $10,000 debate bet.
"I don't think that that was all that big of a gaffe.
This is typical of what has happened throughout this campaign. As soon as the media finds something that they consider to be a gaffe, they ignored everything else that Governor Romney said.
I'm not trying to defend him, but I believe that he meant it in a jovial, fun exchange kind of a way, and it became the talk of the debate when it, in fact, was not."
So there you have it -- a tea party icon defending Romney, a development he's got to be pleased with.
But let it be known: Herman Cain wouldn't recognize a gaffe if Gary Hart came to sit on his lap or if he heard Boston was reuniting and praised the city for overcoming generations of division and Communist rule.