Herman Cain struggles badly with Libya question

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, November 14, 2011 19:19 EDT
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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Monday appeared highly confused about the situation in Libya, struggling to remember how Barack Obama handled the uprising.

In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Cain was asked whether he agreed with the president on Libya. He responded by closing his eyes and looking upwards, apparently trying to remember what had happened.

“Ok, Libya,” he said and then paused for nearly 10 seconds.

“President Obama supported the uprising, correct?” Cain finally said, slowly. “President Obama called for the removal of Gadhafi. I just want to make sure we’re talking about the same thing before I say, yes, I agree or, no, I didn’t agree.”

“I did not agree with the way he handled it for the following reason,” he continued after another long pause, only to interrupt himself. “No, that’s a different one. I got to go back –- let’s see, got all of this stuff twirling around in my head. Specifically, what are you asking me if I agree or disagree with Obama?”

The moderator then explained the question in further detail to Cain.

“Here’s what I would have done: I would have done a better job of determining who the opposition is,” he said. “And I’m sure that our intelligence people have some of that information.”

Watch video, courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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