David Letterman Chides Herman Cain: ‘You Don’t Even Know What 9-9-9 Means!’

Last night, Herman Cain paid a visit to David Letterman‘s Late Show, where talk eventually turned to his “9-9-9 plan.”

Letterman admitted he doesn’t quite understand what the plan is all about… right before informing Cain that “you don’t even know what it means.” We believe the political term for this is “Awkwaaard:”

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Cain:You put in an economic growth plan called… 9-9-9! Have you heard of it?

Letterman: I’ve heard of it; I don’t know what it means.

Cain: [Laughs] 9-9-9! It’s bold-

Letterman: -I know it’s bold. But you don’t even know what it means. I heard somebody say to you “how would so-and-so and so-and-so be handled under 9-9-9?” and you said, “I don’t know!”

Cain then described the question as having been “obscure,” prompting Letterman to note that presidents often “have to deal in obscurity.” To their credit, the two men remained cordial, even trading jokes about making “9-9-9” a hotline for free pizza (America needs this, gentlemen) and about whether or not Letterman was trying to talk Cain out of running for president.

So. Is this a case of Letterman out-journalizing more respected journalists? Was he badgering Cain with “gotcha” questions? What’s your favorite pizza topping?

Have a look at their exchange, courtesy CBS:

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