1. football fanatic says

    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.

  2. Gigi says

    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.

  3. RyanInSacto says

    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.”

  4. frank says

    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.

  5. gabriel says

    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.”

  6. Robert says

    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.

  7. Artie says

    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.

  8. RyanInSacto says

    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.

  9. John says

    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.

  10. JeffRob says

    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

  11. Jasunmark says

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

  12. Mark says

    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.

  13. Andrew says

    I love that Towleroad keeps us informed about the Republican candidates, but how come they never post anything on the Democratic ones? I feel like I know every step of the Republicans, but I want to know what’s going on on the other side too.

    If not Towleroad, is there another LGBTQ blog that covers both parties?

  14. DALI says

    “I did not touch her lybia!” lol

    Since Ronald Reagan, The Republican Party has become a party of idiots. What a shame!

  15. Jack M says

    There’s so few things twirling around in his head they’d never bump against each other. Now it’s just a slow slide until he hits bottom. Pathetic, really.

  16. Robert says

    Andrew: obviously you are unaware that there is not a Democratic primary for president–there is just one Democratic candidate, and his name is President Barack Obama. Towleroad is covering the Republican primary, as are most news organizations, because it’s newsworthy. If any Democrats were challenging the President for the nomination, I’m sure they’d be covering that as well.

  17. Hollywood, CA says

    Don’t ask him if you’re correct, IDIOT! How dare you even think you could be our next President?! We’re trying to do better, NOT WORSE! Go away!

  18. Peter says

    He is a few feathers short of a Duck.
    The path does not go all the way to the house
    The lights are but there’s no one home
    The lift does not reach the top floor