Cain Tries To Spin Away Libya Gaffe

Cain blanked out when trying to figure out if he agreed with Obama's handling of Libya.

Presidential hopeful Herman Cain is desperately trying to explain away his blanking out on answering a basic question on the Obama administration’s handling of the Libyan crisis.

The stunning gaffe, caught on film during an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has all but cemented the candidate as a know-nothing when it comes to American foreign policy.

Speaking with another Milwaukee reporter on Tuesday, Cain decried the “flyspecking” of his “every word,” reports USA Today.

The former pizza mogul said he paused “to make sure I didn’t say something wrong. …But the fact I didn’t answer immediately — I’m going to be honest with you, that is silly. That is silly!”

Speaking later at an event in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Cain said, “It’s really complimentary when people start documenting my pauses.

“You know, it’s one thing to document every word. It was a pause, that’s all it was. Good grief.”

Good Grief: Strained Cain looks for the answer.

Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon told the Associated Press that Cain’s response was due to a lack of sleep. Gordon said Cain ultimately delivered the correct answer, “it just took him a little while to get his bearings.”

He also said the video was “out of context in some measure.”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editor Martin Kaiser defended his newspaper’s interview with the Republican, telling CNN that his fellow journalists in the room were “stunned” at Cain’s response to the simple question.

“Trying to spin it and say it was edited or handled some other way is just not accurate,” Kaiser said.

3 comments

  • Acts and sounds more like a ‘Homo Stupidus’ than a ‘Homo Sapiens’ to me.

  • He’s as much qualified being president as Barack Hussein Obama is….which means that he’s NOT qualified.
    He’s a creation of the media, and it’s a shame that we have to be subjected to this crap while deciding whom to elect to fix the gigantic mess we’re in.

  • This reminds me of the time when the foreign occupier had no notes or screen to make his speech.

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