Herman Cain takes his time on Libya

November 14, 2011

We’ve all had moments where we are asked a question, and, though we are desperate not to admit it, we barely even know enough about the subject to give any sort of answer. It appears that that happened to Herman Cain today. Unfortunately for him, it happened on a question about one of the more significant foreign policy topics of this year.

During an interview with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel‘s editorial board, Cain was asked, “So you agreed with President Obama on Libya, or not?” The following is a direct transcript of the first 65 seconds of Mr. Cain’s answer:

Okay, Libya. [pause] President Obama supported the uprising, correct? President Obama called for the removal of Gaddafi. Just want to make sure we’re talking about the same thing before I say ‘Yes, I agree,’ or ‘No, I did not agree.’

I did not agree with the way he handled it for the following reason: [brief pause] nope, that’s a different one. Uh… I gotta go back, I got all this stuff twirling around in my head. Specifically, what are you asking me did I agree or not disagree with Obama?

Mr. Cain eventually managed to give some answer on Libya, but the damage, perhaps, was already done. Extremely awkward video after the jump:


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The Democrat machine strikes again!

Posted by ErasmusDutchman | Report as abusive

The start of this is the most disconcerting. The ending is ‘good’ and, infact, is what MOST americans and politicians should be saying ALL the time about the decisions of the President or others.

The best response to this question, or any like it, would be: without knowing the insights the President had, I am not able to judge his decisions. If President, I would engage in ongoing gathering and monitoring of information and facts to enable me to make the right decisions when necessary, without delay.

Herman much missed this boat, not only by ‘not knowing’ but not understanding that much of the unacceptable ‘delay’ by our President was for exactly the ‘data gathering’ he needed to do, because he did not know.

Our President, going in, needs to be globally alert to the ‘supply chain’ of events, conditions, ramifications so that he can ‘lead’ the country….not be subject to the delays of ‘waiting’ for ‘lessons’. Input ongoing should lead to good decisions.

You snooze, you lose. Our country is overloaded with folks who need to be ‘trained’, and we are, indeed, losing! Newt, Hillary, Biden, Trump…there’s a whole bunch in the ‘know’….let’s take one of them to ‘lead’ and let the others ‘follow’ and learn….but not at our expense!

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