Skip to comments.Herman Cain Stumbles on Question About Libya
Posted on 11/14/2011 4:49:05 PM PST by katiedidit1
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was asked a simple question by the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: "So you agreed with President Obama on Libya, or not?" The response, nearly five minutes long, is painful to watch:
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Doesn’t change my vote.
The Cain-Bash on FR continues.
Perry looks like a genius next to Cain...horrendous blunder on Libya!
Its a tough question for an aspiring leader of the USA to answer - we’ve apparently just concluded a military action likely contrary to our national interests. Do you tell the truth and risk appearing ‘unpatriotic’ to the uninformed?
I thought Cains answers were perfectly fine. He seemed tired and stressed out, and obviously had a brainfreeze initially on the Libya questionbut he recollected himself perfectly fine and gave a solid reply. Thats what counts.
Presidents are only human, not superheros. Theyre subject to the same human limitations as the rest of us.
So a person is not allowed to clarify a question that is ambiguous before answering? His final answer is very good and thoughtful. The media is really trying to take him down and sadly it is working.
Herman should have said..my Teleprompter is broken I will get back to you on that..and because of Obamas policy ther are over 25,000 rockets and launchers we will have used against us in the foreseeable future...
Did you watch the video? it is horrendous. It happened, it is a fact and Cain messed up.
The media seems desperate. The rule (it’s been in place for decades) is that all Republicans are too stupid to be president. Now we have Obama in there as a Democrat president, and the media needs to show that all Republicans are more stupid than Obama. It’s a tough challenge, but the media is willing to try and find the evidence.
Isn’t that kind of a trick question? After all, does ANYONE really know what Pres. Obama’s view on Libya actually WAS? I know he talked about it, but I never really figured it out, myself.
My self I would of started off by saying the American public do not condone the killing of heads of states that started over 50 years ago taking out duly elected presidents of south American countries and the slather of the duly elected president of south Vietnam by the CIA, which some construe was the reason that JFK was assassinated.
I don't see Cain as a guy who feels he has to make a decision without advice, or in the next ten minutes.
Between this and the Saturday night debate, it has not been a good week for Cain.
Peter principle becomes evident.
Perry is an establishment Republican with years of experience and screws up time and time again.
Cain is fairly new to the field of politics. What do you expect, perfection. If this is our standard, then we will get Obama in 2012.
Cain asked for clarity, then answered the question. What’s the big deal? This is not a debate.
Good point. We can go back to a Sarah Palin interview in which she was asked about "The Bush Doctrine". The media response was that she had fumbled the answer. It turned out that the media could not define the Bush Doctrine either.
Having the interviewer clarify the question is a smart tactic. The media is not your friend.
Cain 2012! That is the ONLY candidate that I will vote for unless Bachmann or Santorum get the nod. I am not voting for a liberal which is someone who loves illegal aliens, sat next to Nancy Pelosi selling Global Warming, Flip flopper, etc. It will NOT happen!!!!!!!! Read and Heed!!!!!
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