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Herman Cain takes his time on Libya


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?

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