Nov 14th, 2011
I think it's a legitimate question; Why, for goodness sake's, is Herman Cain still running? This train-wreck goes beyond a "performance art" candidacy. Today's display of raw ignorance on the subject of Libya should make every foreign policy attuned conservative run from him, but quick.
By Alex Seitz-Wald and Jeff Spross observe:
"Unlike Rick Perry’s infamous "oops" moment, Cain doesn’t appear to have a momentary brain lapse, but seems to be genuinely befuddled by the substance of the question. Last month, Cain said he had studied up on foreign policy and "challenge[d] anybody who says I wouldn’t know how to address foreign policy."
While becoming the next commander in chief is looking increasingly unlikely for Cain, he has a backup plan. This weekend, he said he would like to be secretary of defense so he could "kick the you-know-what out of everyone in the world."