They dispatched him pretty quick. He neutralized the race card so they saw him as a threat. Cain would have made a great President, but the same qualities that would have made him great, would make him a lousy candidate.
Lousy is in the eye of the beholder Which means the dumbed down eledtorate would not have recdognized his superior gifts so vitally needed for the salvation of the country.
But I do not agree with you entirely. The people loved the man hung on hus evert wiord, but even they proved fickle as they bought the filthylies!