Skip to comments.Brutal: Cain blanks on Libya, supports collective bargaining for public employee unions
Posted on 11/14/2011 2:59:28 PM PST by Bigtigermike
You wont believe me until you click play but this is much worse than Perrys brain lock at the debate last week. Perry lost his train of thought; Cain doesnt have a train at all here, to the point where he needs confirmation from the interviewer of what Obamas position on Libya actually was.
Eventually he produces some boilerplate about not supporting the opposition until youre sure whos in it and of course not making a decision as president until he has all the information, which is a standard Cain fallback talking point whenever he gets in trouble on a question, but the first two minutes or so are pure agony. The board actually took pity on him, I think, by not following up.
And that still only barely qualifies as the worst answer he gave today. Heres what he told them when asked, predictably enough, about Scott Walkers righteous crusade against public employee unions:
"On the issue of collective bargaining, Cain said he supported the right of public employees to bargain collectively." But not collective hijacking. What I mean by that, if they have gotten so much for so many years and its going to bankrupt the state, I dont think thats good. It appears that in some instances, they really dont care.
Cain also appeared to be unclear on the issue of collective bargaining as it involves federal employees. Asked if he thought federal employees should have the ability to bargain collectively, Cain said: They already have it, dont they?
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...
This is Hugh and series, and already posted
Don’t worry about him being attacked..count on it.
They wanted a newt answer where he explains the twenty different ways to look at the Libyan situation. Do you wish to discuss it historically, do you wish to discuss the oil in Libya, do you wish to discuss what daffys blond daughter looks like. Do you wish to talk about about his all female guards. Maybe you could make that twenty five different ways to discuss the Libyan situation. Etc. Sit down this could take some time.
People have got to chill!!
Six threads on this. The MSM wants to get rid of Cain as soon as possible. *yawn*
Oh dear, will they stop at nothing? All the Obamabots or Romneybots are not doing America any good with their lies. Here is my take on the media:
We are at war on a different battlefield here!
Obama and his Evil ilk against Christian Conservatives! If Evil can beat us on this turf, they will beat us in 2012! So the biggest battle is going on right now! Will Evil conquer Good?
It is up to us! Let us hope the American voter will win by electing the man who frightens Evil the most!
Vote for the man with the plan who can, the only man who can save the country from eternal rank Evil! Turn back to God! There are more of us than there are of them! And greater is He who is in us that he who is in the world!
Please stand by the man they fear the most, Herman Cain!
Mark Levin is on right now. I wonder if he will mention the results of his GOP poll where Cain lead at 55^%, Gingrich at 41$, and Romney at 4% last night at 6:30 with 23,188 total votes at that point.
Also Gloria Cain is to be on Greta tonight.;
12,188 votes, that is.
He settles on one point re Libya: that Obama didn’t do a thorough job of assessing the situation, especially with regard to the opposition to Khadaffi.
But then at the end of it he is asked if he thought Obama didn’t do a good job of that, he says “I don’t know” if he did or not.
>> and that is just way too dangerous for the guy with his finger on the button.
Oh my goodness, that was painful. No way is he qualified for the Presidency, no way.
HotAir is not exactly a reliable site these days.
Prepare for stories about how he told his dying wife that he wanted a divorce -- probably with interviews of the dying wife.
Newt is not a conservative. He is a big government RINO who just wants it to be more efficient. He thinks global warming is a real crisis, he thinks Dede Scozzafava is a good candidate and he thinks Freddie Mac is a “model organization”. He also liked the individual health mandate.
The stuttering at the beginning was bad, but his overall answer on Libya was a good one. The US and Obama didn’t assess the opposition enough and now its abundantly clear there are al Qaeda elements and islamic radicals all over the Libyan opposition. The Libyan new president has said Sharia will be the basis of all law in their country.
Herman’s my guy. He clearly is upsetting the establishment the most and that’s what we need. Someone really new who will do what it takes.
Haven’t you noticed that it doesn’t matter whether it’s the establishment Republicans or the Dims, the budget cuts never happen and the taxes and spending go up?
We’ve all cut our spending, the states and cities have for the most part cut their spending but the federal guys haven’t. Why? The establishment repubs are in on it too!
Any Republican who is not being attacked with their tripe style attacks is not worthy.
It’s now or never.
“I’ve been saying for months that Cain just isn’t presidential mettle. He shoots from the hip when he’s unsure, and that is just way too dangerous for the guy with his finger on the button.”
I totally agree Gargantua. Cain simply isn’t presidential material and it has absolutely NOTHING to do with the recent allegations by female employees. He is just not well versed on almost everything.
He is probably totally surprised that he mustered a following at all and now that he has, he doesn’t know what to do with it since he has no original thoughts other than his “9-9-9.”
Well what else is he supposed to say? Obama punted the libyan file to the french and the outcome of events in Libya are still fluid. I agree with Cain.