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Cainís campaign on Libya gaffe: He had four hours of sleep last night and was taken out of context
HotAir ^ | Monday November 14, 2011

Posted on 11/14/2011 8:32:53 PM PST by Bigtigermike

Good enough?

“The video is being taken out of context,” said spokesman JD Gordon. “He was taking questions for about 30 to 40 minutes on four hours of sleep. He didn’t say anything wrong or in accurate; it just took him a while to recall the specifics of Libya.”

Gordon added, “It just took him a while to gain his bearings.”

The clip was posted unedited by the Journal-Sentinel so I don’t know what context he thinks was missing. Is there some context that would explain why he needed the editorial board to remind him whether Obama is pro- or anti-Qaddafi? Because I’m thinking pretty much every one of our readers could nail that detail even on three hours’ sleep.

According to Andrew Rafferty of NBC News, “When I asked Cain if today’s Libya gaffe builds on idea he doesn’t have in depth knowledge of foreign policy, he simply said, ’999”. Not a joke.

I guess we’ll be okay as long as President Cain never gets a phone call at 3 a.m. The irony of today’s supergaffe is that I think it’ll do him much less harm among primary voters generally than the harassment charges have, even though his hair-raising vagueness on key foreign-policy details is much more certain than whether he did anything to his accusers. Only political junkies will see the Libya clip; thanks to Gloria Allred, everyone’s seen the Bialek presser. ABC’s out with a new poll tonight, in fact, showing Cain’s favorable rating now stands at 29/44, a steep drop from last month’s rating of 31/27. That’s a poll of adults, not of voters, but don’t forget that Rasmussen also found his favorables underwater at 37/51 in a poll of likely voters last week. I don’t know how he turns that around

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KEYWORDS: 2012; 3amcall; 3amphonecall; 999; cain; caingaffes; gaffes; gop; hermanator; hermancain; msm; notfromtejas
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1 posted on 11/14/2011 8:32:58 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
Herman Cain

born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Luther Cain Jr., born March 16, 1925 in TN, died March 29, 1982 in Atlanta, GA
Lenora Davis, born July 27, 1925 in GA, died August 20, 2005 in Atlanta, GA

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Herman Cain is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN

”Herman

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!

Click on the cane, (Go Cain.)

2 posted on 11/14/2011 8:34:34 PM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: ASA Vet
According to Andrew Rafferty of NBC News, “When I asked Cain if today’s Libya gaffe builds on idea he doesn’t have in depth knowledge of foreign policy, he simply said, ’999”. Not a joke.

sorry Drew. That was Cain's way of saying "KMA".

3 posted on 11/14/2011 8:36:31 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Bigtigermike

Cains fallback answer to just about everything: “I was taken out of context.”


4 posted on 11/14/2011 8:36:54 PM PST by TBBT
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To: Bigtigermike
Would he have made a major decision as the CEO of Godfathers on only 4 hours sleep when he new he was impaired? I doubt it. This campaign is a mess. If Cain doesn't have the judgment to determine when he should speak to the media and when he shouldn't, he better find someone who can tell him, and fast.
5 posted on 11/14/2011 8:39:43 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Bigtigermike

Cain on Lybia:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/cain-stumbles-on-libya-question/2011/11/14/gIQAxLaLMN_video.html

POTUS??
Nein Nein Nein

.


6 posted on 11/14/2011 8:43:25 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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7 posted on 11/14/2011 8:44:04 PM PST by stormer
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To: patriot08

Obama on Healthcare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxxxGUeZtno

POTUS?
I think he won in 2008


8 posted on 11/14/2011 8:44:32 PM PST by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: TBBT

Period.


9 posted on 11/14/2011 8:44:39 PM PST by stormer
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To: Bigtigermike

Dangit Herman!

You’re going to end up giving us either Newt or worst case Mittens as our candidate!

Get squared away and fast or you are going to be a sorry footnote on the 2012 election.


10 posted on 11/14/2011 8:45:59 PM PST by adm5 (AMERICA HAS ONLY GOD AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT LEFT TO SAVE THE REPUBLIC. by: LibLieSlayer 3/18/10)
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To: patriot08; Bigtigermike
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11 posted on 11/14/2011 8:47:13 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Bigtigermike

Completely untrue. Mr. Cain was thoughtful, as usual, and there were one tiny pause so he could form his sentence best for people to understand his point. Nonstop chattering, like a broken record, has never been his style. He was not in the least uncomfortable with his answers, sleep or no sleep.


12 posted on 11/14/2011 8:47:25 PM PST by Paperdoll (II like Herman Cain)
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To: Bigtigermike

The problem with Cain is not that he would make bad decisions as POTUS. Any president will have to rely on his advisers - he couldn’t possibly keep all the details of every issue in RAM - not even Newt. I think Cain would be more than able to properly assess those opinions and options, and make decisions as well as anyone else.

The problem is, with this kind of stumbling and inability to articulate, he will not be able to defeat Obama. He is proving to be not electable.


13 posted on 11/14/2011 8:48:19 PM PST by expat1000
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Can you blame im with what he has had to put up with the raunchy MSM?


14 posted on 11/14/2011 8:48:59 PM PST by Paperdoll (II like Herman Cain)
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To: Paperdoll

But the odd thing is that his campaign is saying this....


15 posted on 11/14/2011 8:50:30 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

There’s no implosion. Cain can win.


16 posted on 11/14/2011 8:50:36 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: Paperdoll

What the Perry/Newtbots fail to understand is that Herman still maintains one quality their guys don’t: TRUST

Honestly, it doesn’t bother me as much when Herman screws up, because he’s smart enough to LISTEN to the TEA PARTY and CONVSERVATIVES and realize when he’s screwed up. I know when he’s in the WH, someone will actually take the time to LISTEN to US and actually ACT in a way that benefits US.

Trust is something hard to earn and easily lost. Newt lost it a long time ago. Perry lost his awhile back as well. Get over it. People do not support a candidate they don’t TRUST. I TRUST Herman Cain and will continue to do so until he gives reason to me to believe otherwise.


17 posted on 11/14/2011 8:54:20 PM PST by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: Bigtigermike

People make mistakes and have freeze-ups. I didn’t think Perry’s moment of forgetfulness was anything that mattered, and I don’t think this matters. It’s just one more way to shoot at Cain.


18 posted on 11/14/2011 8:55:39 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBBT
Cains fallback answer to just about everything: “I was taken out of context.”

That's because the essence of the RINO/Rat attack on him is... to take him out of context.

19 posted on 11/14/2011 8:56:04 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Bigtigermike

So what if he only got 4 hours sleep in the White House.

Or will he not answer the phone at 3AM?


20 posted on 11/14/2011 8:56:28 PM PST by marty60
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