It’s not an anti-Cain statement to be critical of a guy who has no foreign policy knowledge. He doesn’t fall for the gotcha stuff, he is getting better at this, but I didn’t think he did great. I think he is weak on foreign policy, which is the area where a president really is in the driver’s seat.
It’s just a difference of opinion. All I wrote was “Cain seems to be fading.” To me, he does. That shouldn’t be considered hateful.
No hate alleged from me.
Guess I misunderestimated, excuse me. :D
Fact is though, all our candidates seem to struggle about foreign policy questions.
Not sure any of them, are really credible beyond vague statements of position.
Perry’s the one with actual military experience. And who really believes him, when he claims he’ll secure the border?
I sure don’t.
Gingrich gets it. Santorum seems the most resolute. Romney seems to have realized Americans are fed up with globalism, but I’m not sure he really believes what he says, himself.
Huntsman is a goof.
Bachmann did ok.
I really think Cain was strongest.
I’m biased, but that’s my 100% honest opinion.
Cain looks better all the time.
Cain is weak on foreign policy. That's a fact.
However, Cain, like every other citizen without Top Secret clearance, is not privy to the things that career politicians are privy to, because they are members of various committees with Top Secret clearance.
Do we all remember how one of Obamas major campaign promises (yes, promise) was to close Gitmo? Then, lo and behold, after Obama was elected and he became privy to the Top Secret information that our Military and CIA have, he suddenly backed off on closing Gitmo.
Cain has stated many times that he doesn't know everything he needs to know because he is a citizen (Cain), not a Top Secret clearance-holder. He may have opinions, but he can't know as much as we would like him to know any more than one of us can know everything regarding foreign policy.
Does everyone know about the War College? There are military solutions to most conceivable world problems, already drawn up, ready to be acted upon, right now. Any newly elected President doesn't have to start from scratch to come up with military solutions they already exist. Cain knows this. If a problem comes up with North Korea, he goes to his Commanders and asks, What are our options? He is briefed, and he makes the call. No President sets the strategies. The President merely gives the order to go or not go.
My number one priority during this election cycle is saving the United States of America. We don't have a leg to stand on in the world right now because the US is so weak economically, and we have an extremely weak Leader. We need a strong Leader who will focus FIRST on THESE UNITED STATES, and second on Foreign Affairs.
Condoleeza Rice said very few newly elected Presidents come into the White House with foreign policy experience, but they get it very quickly. She did not fault Cain for lack of foreign policy experience.
Cain is weak on foreign policy. By the time the first primary comes around, he may or may not be so weak. We shall see if he can be a quick study or not.
(Full disclaimer: I like Gingrich and Cain) 1,084 posted on Saturday, November 12, 2011 10:43:26 PM by BagCamAddict (If Perry had been asked about the Cain 999 plan, he would have said: 9, 9, .......what?)