- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
Herman Cain’s evident confusion in response to a complete softball on Libya from the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel may be even more painful to watch than Rick Perry’s recent debate gaffe:
Here’s Adam Serwer’s summary:
"President Obama supported the uprising correct? President Obama called for the removal of Gaddafi? Just want to make sure we’re talking about the same thing before I say yes, I did agree or no, I didn’t agree." Cain then added, "I do not agree with the way he handled it for the following reasons…Nope that’s a different one…Got all this stuff twirling around in my head…" Finally Cain asks for a more detailed question. "Specifically what are you asking me did I disagree or not agree with Obama?"
As I’ve said, I could care less whether a candidate can rattle off the names of world leaders. But if a question that basically boils down to, "Libya, what do you think about that?" throws you for a loop, that’s a problem.