Hernan Cain's economic advisor is not an economist

Now that Herman Cain is in the top three, he can expect people to start doing a little more research on him and those he associates with. Unfortunately, the 'Hermanator' does not like the scrutiny. The fact that he is quoting a non economist on his top economy plan is concerning to me. I hope he clears this up.

Herman Cain says his much-touted 9-9-9 plan is the product of extensive testing and thinking, but the only man he cited as involved with its research — Rich Lowrie of Cleveland, Ohio — is not a trained economist.

Instead, Lowrie — who’s the only economic adviser Cain has been willing to mention by name — is a wealth manager for a division of Wells Fargo and according to his LinkedIn page holds an accountancy degree from Case Western Reserve University. Lowrie also spent three years on the advisory board of the conservative third-party group Americans For Prosperity.

The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO was pressed for his circle of economic advisers at Tuesday’s debate in response to a question from moderator Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post.

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