Of all his opponents it was Ron Paul that disturbed Cain the most.That's precisely Herman Cain's problem. He's approaching government like business. But as Mises point out, government can not be run like a business.
“I would be scared if he was President,” Cain said.
Cain explained that he is “puzzled by what [Paul] stands for. Puzzled by some of his extreme statements, like ‘End the Fed!’ ‘End everything!’ Can’t we fix something?”
Second, with all the Reagan-invoking Cain has been doing, he should be made aware that Reagan was for ending the Department of Education in his campaign platform; he just never did it.