I was wrong about Herman Cain.
I said originally that Cain could stay on message better than almost any other candidate. His 9-9-9 plan was all he would talk about and I attributed that to good messaging on his part.
I was wrong.
It is not messaging. Cain cannot talk about anything else.
Tonight there is a video from the Journal Sentinel online that show an interview with Herman Cain. Forget the sexual harassment allegations. Forget Mark Block’s gross incompetence. Herman Cain needs to leave the race because he is not qualified to be President.
The video is painful to watch. It is obvious Cain is in over his head and simply clueless.
And this man wants to be the Commander in Chief making decisions?
Candidates have something called briefing books. These are prepared by staffers and contain, among other things, topics candidates are expected to have at least a passing knowledge of. Cain may not be expected to know the name of the President of Montenegro or the Prime Minister of Moldavia, but Libya is a question that will obviously come up
Watching Herman Cain stumble around looking for an answer is beyond painful. He looks to the ceiling, desperately seeking an answer. He responds in vague talking points.
Unfortunately for Herman Cain, Ron Paul was not there to throw him a lifeline.
What this shows more than anything is a stunning lack of preparation by not only the campaign staff, but by Herman Cain. This was not even a semi obscure question like what should American policy be towards Sri Lanka.
In the debate last Saturday night, Herman Cain’s foreign policy philosophy seemed to be, ‘I’ll surround my self with people who have a clue because I do not.’
Earth to Herman Cain. You cannot subcontract out the duties of President.
This is not deciding whether you will sign a ceremonial proclamation for national railroad month.
Newt Gingrich would have had no problem with this. Neither would Michele Bachman, or Ron Paul or Rick Santorum or even Mitt Romney or Jon Huntsman.
Herman Cain has some very dedicated supporters. A few days ago, when I came out saying he should leave the race, they expressed their displeasure towards me in no uncertain terms.
To the Cain supporters, I simply say watch this video and ask yourself, “Is this the man you want answering the red phone in the White House at 3 AM?”
Wake up, we just can't put anybody in because we like how he talks. Look what we got in to for listening to speaches. Cain was in the NRA and they are a bunch of lobbyist. They got a lot of tax payers money from congress. Check it out.
Cain definitely was not in the other NRA, he is for gun control or at least was, I guess it depends on who asks him and what mood he's in. As for me, I live in a rural area and only a fool doesn't have a gun here.
Send this to Congress the more maybe they'll wake up before we boot them out of their vile existence and corruption of our founders/
When I heard this on the radio, I thought the same thing. Then I saw it on TV and realized, he did far better than I could under similar circumstances, and it actually looked a little bit like a Wise older guy taking his time to get it right before he spoke. If Cain wasn't so honest (...as said that nonsense about things twirling around in his brain.....) it would have enhanced his response / not hurt it. I'll give him an F for the LACK of readiness with a decent answer, but I'll also give him an A for honesty. That's a C. He's right where he was. It does look Newt will win this, and that may be far better. But show SOME RESPECT to Mr. Cain; he will make a fantastic V.P. if nothing else. Just think how stupid our current V.P. looks already, by comparison. : )
Judson, everything you have said is absolutely correct. I will accept Newt, but I really like Perry. Please give Perry another look. He is more conservative than Newt. He wants to cut spending to 18% of GDP, which will require cutting govt by 25%. We want smaller govt. His record is awesome.
Judson, agreed as I've said it takes more than a nice guy or gal to run for the Presidential Election 2012. When you think about it even in his last debate he wanted to do his 9-9-9 thing. Than the debate with Newt Gingrich, when he'd look at Newt and say you go first told me he was in it up to his armpits. We don't need another wishy washy not sure what to do President in the White House.
Next the video with his campaign manager was rather stupid and tasteless and the way he didn't handle the allegations against himself was sad - he's the one who said they knew something was on the horizon for 10 days. It just isn't going to work for Herman!
Judson, with all respect Sir, We know how you feel about Mr. Cain. You've told us repeatedly.
Isn't there a point where it becomes an exercise in futility to keep beating a dead horse?
I do not want Cain debating Obama.
Judson, did you see the info on Newt I sent you. All we'd get from Newt as President is more of the same Progressive bull.