Cain: ‘Stupid people are ruining America’

By David Edwards
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 15:57 EDT
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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain complained Wednesday that idiots are destroying the country.

“Here’s what I need you to do,” Cain told a crowd of supporters in Dayton, Ohio. “Stay informed, know the facts because stupid people are ruining America.”

“They are,” he added. “We just have to out-vote them.”

Cain was probably talking about Democratic voters, but a series of gaffes this year may leave some wondering if the candidate should have included himself in that group.

The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO has referred to Uzbekistan as “Ubeki-beki-beki-stan-stan,” didn’t seem to know that China has nuclear weapons, asked Cuban-Americans how to speak “Cuban,” struggled to remember the U.S. role in ousting Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, worried that the Taliban was forming a new government in Libya, and decided that CNN host Wolf Blitzer’s name was simply “Blitz,”

Watch this video from CNN, broadcast Nov. 30, 2011.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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