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November 14, 2011

nhaler says: He didn't screw up that question—these journalists didn't seem to be paying attention to what he was saying. Admittedly, what he was saying essentially amounted to "No comment" (he'd do it his way, which is of course going to be different from Obama's way, and refrains from judging the actions as they were executed), the response is typical of questions as vague as "do you agree with Obama on Libya, or not?". Obama never made views clear, other than the reprehensibility of democratic-repression.

» SFB says: Not sure about that. If it takes you nearly five minutes to effectively say “no comment,” that’s not a good answer. Even if the answer was in the end effective, the length of time it took him to get to that point (the long pause is telling) is enough to give observers pause on his foreign policy. — Ernie @ SFB

21:17 // 2 years ago

Herman Cain screws up basic question on Libya: The presidential candidate seemed to look flustered regarding one of the biggest news stories of the past six months, asked by the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Got all this stuff twirling around in my head,” he said, before twisting the issue as a “I might have handled things differently” hedge. Hand this guy a newspaper. EDIT: Updated with a less-annoying YouTube embed.

20:03 // 2 years ago
15:51 // 2 years ago
Newt Gingrich barges into the lead
Flavor of the Week: It looks like Gingrich is the new Black Walnut. If history is any indicator, Newt’s lead will dissipate in a few weeks and Mitt Romney will once again bask in the warm light of inevitability, but hey, you never know. One thing to keep in mind: Primaries are conducted on a state-by-state basis, so national polls, while telling, aren’t the whole story. source
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Flavor of the Week: It looks like Gingrich is the new Black Walnut. If history is any indicator, Newt’s lead will dissipate in a few weeks and Mitt Romney will once again bask in the warm light of inevitability, but hey, you never know. One thing to keep in mind: Primaries are conducted on a state-by-state basis, so national polls, while telling, aren’t the whole story. source

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12:44 // 2 years ago
November 13, 2011
22:12 // 2 years ago
November 12, 2011
And now with special guest Lindsey Graham, who asked a three-part question about terror detainee rights. Herman Cain would reverse Obama’s Gitmo plan. Santorum supported the terror policies. Ron Paul spoke passionately against the approach.

And now with special guest Lindsey Graham, who asked a three-part question about terror detainee rights. Herman Cain would reverse Obama’s Gitmo plan. Santorum supported the terror policies. Ron Paul spoke passionately against the approach.

21:11 // 2 years ago
Herman Cain sees waterboarding as an “enhanced interrogation technique,” not torture, and would support it. He looks super-uncomfortable answering the question on torture. Bachmann, meanwhile, was far more comfortable on agreeing with this; Ron Paul, meanwhile, says it’s illegal, immoral and ineffective. Huntsman came out against it as well.

Herman Cain sees waterboarding as an “enhanced interrogation technique,” not torture, and would support it. He looks super-uncomfortable answering the question on torture. Bachmann, meanwhile, was far more comfortable on agreeing with this; Ron Paul, meanwhile, says it’s illegal, immoral and ineffective. Huntsman came out against it as well.

20:44 // 2 years ago
Make sure you surround yourself with the right people.
Herman Cain • Discussing his plan for handling foreign policy. We totally agree with you, Herman. First move: Fire Mark Block.
20:38 // 2 years ago
You da man, Herman. You da man!
God • Telling Herman Cain he should run for president — at least according to Herman Cain. In an Associated Press article released on Saturday, Cain said God encouraged him to run for president. God also told Michele Bachmann to run for president back in July and God also apparently supported Tim Pawlenty’s run for president back in April. We’re not entirely sure the above is what God directly said to Cain — if He said anything at all — but we’re pretty sure it’s close. source (viafollow)
16:45 // 2 years ago
November 9, 2011
There’s three big problems with Dodd-Frank: One, it doesn’t provide oversight for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac… the other two problems with Dodd-Frank? Dodd and Frank.
Herman Cain, getting an applause line out of GOP disdain for Rep. Barney Frank and former Senator Chris Dodd. Cain has pledged to work to repeal the Dodd-Frank financial reform law if he’s elected President.
21:50 // 2 years ago