There is no doubt in my mind that Herman Cain is capable of being a candidate for President of the United States. The real question is whether or not he is capable of actually being the President of the United States. It has become abundantly clear that the answer to that question is an overwhelming “no.”
Cain’s personality and charm is infectious, but his lack of knowledge on a number of important issues is frightening. It doesn’t matter whether the issue is as fundamental as protecting the right to life or as multifaceted as understanding the complexities of American foreign policy. The latest example of Cain’s inexperience and lack of knowledge occurred yesterday when he was asked about the Libyan conflict while sitting down with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s editorial board.
We have known for a while now that foreign policy is not Cain’s forte. In the first presidential debate, he admitted his lack of knowledge in regards to Afghanistan. Since then, Cain has botched his answer to questions regarding negotiating with known terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda, and he also suggested that China wasn’t a nuclear power, which isn’t remotely true.
While some may be willing to overlook Cain’s inexperience in regards to foreign policy, his answers on domestic issues are equally troubling. Cain also told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel yesterday that he supports collective bargaining for private and public employees.
What makes Cain’s answer troubling is the fact that he attended a Wisconsin rally at which he railed against the labor unions.
Cain has become a walking, talking contradiction. As we have come to expect, Cain and his campaign are blaming others for the incoherent answers he provided. These video clips are not taken out of context, and it’s hard to claim the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is part of some Herman Cain witch hunt when it was the Cain campaign’s idea to sit down for the interview.
The only person Herman Cain has to blame for the troubles his campaign finds it self in is Herman Cain. The vetting process has worked. Cain is not able.
It’s time to move on.
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