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Herman Cain Perplexed When Asked About Libya: VIDEO


Herman Cain was asked about Obama's strategy in Libya in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Cain appeared baffled by the question, hemming and hawing before telling the interviewer:

"President Obama called for the removal of (Moammar) Gadhafi - just want to make sure we're talking about the same thing before I say yes I agree, or no I didn't agree. I do not agree with the way he handled it for the following reason - nope, that's a different one....I got to go back and see, I've got all this stuff twirling around in my head."


In related news, Cain is sinking in new polls to the benefit of Newt Gingrich.

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  1. complete fail! it is not a simple yes/no but with deciding on Cain it's a simple no.

    Posted by: Tim | Nov 14, 2011 7:26:32 PM

  2. Just keep digging yourself deeper, Cain.

    Posted by: Hal | Nov 14, 2011 7:31:08 PM

  3. It's a gotcha question if you are wildly unqualified.

    I hope this goes mega-viral.

    It's Cain's "What newspapers do you read?" moment.

    This man is completely out of his league. He's just on a giant ego trip.

    Posted by: football fanatic | Nov 14, 2011 7:31:12 PM

  4. He has a pizza for a brain. He doesn't know jack sprat about Libya. This answer is pure BS.

    Posted by: Tim | Nov 14, 2011 7:41:19 PM

  5. Can't say I know much about Libya either :)

    Posted by: luke | Nov 14, 2011 7:48:16 PM

  6. It's a classic Cain moment. I like how he's always saying that to be President you don't have to know about everything because there will be people to advise you. True. But if you're the one choosing your advisers (not that Cain'll ever get that far) Mr. Cain, we're all in a heap of trouble.

    @Luke But you're not running for the Presidency of the United States.

    Posted by: Gigi | Nov 14, 2011 8:14:01 PM

  7. Oh, it hurts. The level of incompetence hurts!

    "I'm not trying to hedge on the questions..." Actually, that's the only thing you are trying to do, Mr. Cain. And you're not doing it well, I might add.

    If your strategy is to disagree with Obama on every single action he's ever taken as president, it turns out you might need to have an explanation prepared for each of those actions with which you disagree. Or else just be honest and say, "If he did it, then I disagree with it."

    Posted by: RyanInSacto | Nov 14, 2011 8:15:30 PM

  8. Tap Dance.

    Posted by: Tone | Nov 14, 2011 8:19:30 PM

  9. he's smarter than most republicans...

    Posted by: tc in nyc | Nov 14, 2011 8:22:09 PM

  10. It's like he's in a spelling bee and repeats the question before he answers it. Oh wait- he doesn't answer it ALL because he has no idea what he's talking about. He's about as good as Miss Jr. South Carolina and the U.S. maps and Iraq and such.

    Posted by: frank | Nov 14, 2011 8:25:57 PM

  11. Well, Obama thinks we have 57 states.

    Posted by: Max | Nov 14, 2011 8:34:39 PM

  12. Herman:

    They don't have pork products on pizza

    That's one thing you know about Libya

    Posted by: nick | Nov 14, 2011 8:43:51 PM

  13. MSNBC has a statement from his camp:
    “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.”


    Posted by: gabriel | Nov 14, 2011 8:49:53 PM

  14. I hate seeing this stuff. Because the BEST thing for us is that these idiots like Bachmann or Perry or Herman Cain become the Republican nominee. Because this just gets us even closer to Romney being declared the nominee, the only man who could beat Obama, and it's gonna get scary.

    Posted by: Robert | Nov 14, 2011 8:55:46 PM

  15. Rick Perry melted down completely, to the delight of the Saturday Night Live crew:


    And now Cain puts us through this?! All these Republican candidates are clowns… except for Mittens Romney. Mittens is a member of the oldest profession, a maven of the streets and gutters. Mittens rents by the hour and will sell himself to the highest bidder. Oh, what a world, what a world.

    Posted by: Artie | Nov 14, 2011 9:11:20 PM

  16. He probably thinks Libya is a sultry brunette

    Posted by: upsetter | Nov 14, 2011 9:16:50 PM

  17. He's about 2 slices short of a complete pizza pie.

    Posted by: peterparker | Nov 14, 2011 9:25:19 PM

  18. Keep trying, Max.

    Posted by: JeffRob | Nov 14, 2011 9:50:47 PM

  19. I'm so glad that Max dropped by to post a comment that no right-winger has ever posted on a comment thread, ever... "Obama once said there was 57 states" - 0NE MILLION DRUDGE SIRENS!!!!!

    Really, very tired.

    Posted by: RyanInSacto | Nov 14, 2011 10:15:10 PM

  20. Jeffrob, here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws

    Point is, everyone flubs. Even your false messiah.

    Posted by: Max | Nov 14, 2011 10:28:57 PM

  21. Quite painful to watch.

    He's unfamiliar with the issue and is being careful to not agree with the President. He tries to have them clarify Obama's position so he (Cain) can say the opposite.

    All that matters is that he's against Obama.

    Posted by: John | Nov 14, 2011 11:02:27 PM

  22. Yes, Max, I was alive in May 2008, thanks.

    The point is that these flubs are competing against the president of the Harvard Law Review. A POTUS whose approval ratings and poll numbers are platinum considering the state of the economy and the disapproval ratings of congress. Americans on both ends of the spectrum have literally taken to the streets to protest myriad economic woes, and Obama remains firmly above all of it, his popularity and electability basically unmoved. It's unprecedented and astounding, really.

    Have fun choosing between Romney and Gingrich. lol

    Posted by: JeffRob | Nov 14, 2011 11:12:15 PM

  23. Do any of the GOP know whats going on in the world or locally????

    Posted by: Silas | Nov 14, 2011 11:39:41 PM

  24. "wait, you mean I have to like know stuff? I thought I just had to make speeches and... Wow, math class is tough."

    Posted by: Jasunmark | Nov 14, 2011 11:59:49 PM

  25. Just as there is nothing sexist in calling Sarah Palin a moron, it is absolutely correct to call Herman Cain an ass-clown. Would that the media had the balls to do so.

    Posted by: Mark | Nov 15, 2011 2:14:01 AM

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