From the files of the absolutely bizarre comes Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s meeting with the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Journal Sentinel: So you agree with President Obama on Libya or not?

Cain: Libya. President Obama supported the uprising, correct? President Obama called for the removal of Qadhafi. Just want to make sure we’re talking about the same thing before I say, yes I agree, I know I didn’t agree. I do not agree with the way he handled it for the following reason – no, that’s a different one. I gotta go back to … Got all this stuff twirling around in my head. Specifically, what are you asking me, did I agree or not disagree with on what? … Here’s what I would have – I would have done a better job of determining who the opposition is and I’m sure that our intelligence people have some of that information. Based upon who made up that opposition – based upon who made up that opposition, might have caused me to make some different decisions about how we participated. Secondly, no, I did not agree with Qadhafi killing his citizens. Absolutely not. So something would have had to be – I would have supported many of the things they did in order to help stop that. It’s not a simple yes-no, because there are different pieces and I would have gone about assessing the situation differently, which might have caused us to end up in the same place. But where I think more could have been done was, what’s the nature of the opposition?

And here’s the video of Herman Cain’s meeting with the JS Editorial Board:

Can someone tell me when Herman Cain will cease to be considered a serious Republican presidential candidate?

I honestly think a moron could have come up with a more coherent answer on Libya than Herman Cain, who from week to week is lurching from gaffe to gaffe.

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17 Responses to Herman Cain: lost on Libya, clueless in general

  1. But he’s the Koch brothers’ brother from another mother! Isn’t that good enough? What more do you want from the guy? Coherence?

  2. dante says:

    I am so proud of out President. While giving a speech in Hawaii he made the amazing comment, “here in Asia…..” I guess he does not know that Hawaii is one of the 57 states he once visited,

    • Phil Scarr says:

      Wrong again, dante. Funny, I don’t remember this many mistakes in La Divina Commedia having this many mistakes… Oh well.

      Hawaii sits on the Pacific plate and is considered part of Oceania.

      “The archipelago is physiographically and ethnologically part of the Polynesian subregion of Oceania.”

      So you’re both wrong.

    • T. says:

      I think the 57 states was actually more of a slip up, as the 57 regions – this includes all 50 states and 7 different territories.

      Dumb mistake, but nothing as bad as the right wing assumes. There are technically more than 50 different administrative divisions due to how much territory the United States actually owns.

  3. Ed Heinzelman says:

    And let’s keep in mind that Libya is not in Africa either…

    • T. says:


      Libya actually is a country in the continent of Africa. Just like Egypt, Sudan, and South Sudan. Therefore, in Africa. (Unless that was sarcasm, then I likely must have missed this.)

      • Ed Heinzelman says:

        It was sarcasm based on a recent comment from Michelle Bachmann.

      • Ed Heinzelman says:

        Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) criticized President Obama’s foreign policy during Tuesday night’s CNN debate, saying, “Now with the president, he put us in Libya. He is now putting us in Africa. “

        • T. says:

          Ohhh. Michelle Bachmann,. I forgot about that. I started a drinking contest with the G.O.P. Debate and I got to say: Never doing that again, seriously.

          Note: Don’t ever do a G.O.P. drinking contest.

  4. Steven Reynolds says:

    Cain will cease to be considered relevant to the Republicans when he ceases his crazy, or when they latch onto another one who is crazier. The latter is likely to happen, as the adulterer Gingrich has lept into the lead in some polls. All hail adultery!

  5. Randy Bastard says:

    “Hey, I lived in Milwaukee for five years. Milwaukee is a tough town. He’s lucky they didn’t make him play bar dice.” – Charlie Pierce commenting on Herman Cain

  6. Ed Heinzelman says:

    One of the excuses issued by Mr. Cain’s campaign pointed out that he was tired…well it seems to me that being President is far more tiring and requires a lot quicker thinking than even the campaign trail…you can’t rely on our stump speech and canned talking points when you are behind the desk in the oval office.

  7. Herman Cains mental lapses are easy to understand. That’s what happens when your brain is on Koch.

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