As Howard Dean once observed: you know you’re the frontrunner from all the buckshot you’re taking in your back.
That’s probably good news for Cain. A lot of pile-on over his 999 plan tonight. Indeed, he’s been treated like a top-tier candidate and Perry has been an afterthought.
Meanwhile, Bachmann’s campaign is doubling down on her own criticisms of Cain. They’ve just sent reporters an email with the headline: “9-9-9 Would Wreck the U.S. Economy”