The strain on Cain is changing his campaign?
In case some of you missed it because of the freak snowstorm, I’m going to mention an unusual political story from Saturday. It involves Herman Cain, one of the front-runners for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.
According to the Associated Press, Cain said he will “dial back” his campaign and media appearances in order to avoid missteps.
For those of you who don’t speak slang, “dial back” means he’s going to reduce them. There have been a number of recent stories about Cain having to “clarify” his own comments on issues such as immigration, abortion and terrorism suspects.
According to the AP story, Cain blames a grueling campaign schedule for the problem.
Wait. There hasn’t been a single primary and the man is already tired?
He’s now going to make fewer statements so he doesn’t make as many misstatements? He plans to campaign less so he needs fewer clarifications?
According to a recent Reuters story, a spokesman for the Cain campaign said, “One thing I’ve noticed in my short two months with the campaign is that the more people see of Mr. Cain, the more they like him.”
Hey, not so fast, pal, the boss seems to have a different view on that…
President Cain, I’m sorry to bother you during your Monday morning nap, but I thought you’d want to know. We’ve launched that nuclear attack on Belgium, like you ordered.
Oh. Did I say Belgium? Let me clarify that somewhat….
Top: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain gestures during remarks at the Family Research Council’s Values Voters Summit in Washington October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Right: Cain, former chairman of Godfather’s Pizza, delivers remarks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s second annual conference and strategy briefing in Washington, June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang