"The 65-year-old political neophyte is now in a dead heat with Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination, a new CNN poll found.
And a Rasmussen Reports poll out Monday shows Cain narrowly ahead of President Obama in a head-to-head matchup, 43% to 41%.
Despite his poll standing, few voters know much about him - and his rise is seen by political pros as a sign of dissatisfaction with the other candidates among GOP voters.
The debate tonight marks a chance for Cain to define himself - or risk letting a foe do it for him." (source)
Almost makes me want to watch the debate tonight, BUT it's hosted by Anderson Cooper and there's a Flyers game on...