Political Theater

Cain refers to Nancy Pelosi as “Princess Nancy”

Herman Cain, speaking at tonight’s GOP debate about his plan for health care, said that his preferred legislation had already been written, but that “we didn’t hear about it in the previous Congress because Princess Nancy sent it to committee and it stayed there.”

Shortly afterward, his campaign tweeted: “The answer to Health Care: HR3000, the bill killed by ‘Princess Nancy’ in committee.” But at the end of the debate, Cain took a different tone: “That was a statement that I obviously should not have made, but I was trying to make a point,” he said.

Here’s the full clip, with Cain’s remarks at the 2:30 mark.

Perry forgets his third point at debate

Rick Perry made everyone watching the GOP debate tonight wince a little when he told the audience he would eliminate three government agencies — but could only remember what two of them were. Here’s the clip:

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