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
Also, the guy is a Republican, so Cain can’t claim that this is an coordinated attack from the “Democrat machine.” At least, he says he’s a Republican. He could be lying. So could Cain’s accuser. So could Cain! So could everybody!
15:51 // 2 years ago
Gloria Cain, wife of GOP candidate Herman Cain, has given her first interview, to Greta Van Susteren of Fox News. The interview is scheduled to air Monday night, but according to partial transcripts already released, Mrs. Cain strongly defends her husband against the allegations of sexual harassment.
“You hear the graphic allegations and we know that would have been something that’s totally disrespectful of her as a woman. And I know the type of person he is. He totally respects women.”
Married to her husband for 43 years, Gloria Cain has been a non-entity on the campaign trail. According to her husband, she simply doesn’t like being in the spotlight. But with Cain’s poll numbers dipping as the scandal continues to play out, the campaign clearly decided it was time to bring her out.
Think this will quash the scandal? Or will it just push it into the spotlight for another week?
22:12 // 2 years ago