Okay, fresh off the great Rick Perry “Oops” debacle, we have Herman Cain with his own ridiculous political blunder. For those of you who don’t know what happened here yet, during an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board, Herman Cain was asked a very simple question: Was he in favor of the actions taken by President Barack Obama in Libya? Cain then proceeds to breathe heavily, look around vacantly and muss about with his water bottle as he desperately searches for an answer in his own head. Take a quick look for yourselves.
I’ll be honest, this flub is not quite as bad as the Rick Perry debate, but his inability to give a straight answer does give the impression of one of two things. First, he actually does not know the issues at hand well enough to form a coherent opinion. Second possibility is that he does know and simply is trying to figure out which answer is the one that Republican voters want to hear.