HOUSTON, November 19, 2011 — It seems that every time Herman Cain is interviewed he continues to show us why he’s not fit to be President. Let’s recap his past mistakes and stumbles, to put it lightly.
- Herman Cain mocked the country of Uzbekistan by calling it “…Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan.” And later in the same interview added, “Knowing who is the head of some of these small insignificant states around the world — I don’t think that is something that is critical to focusing on national security.” For the record, Uzbekistan is important since some of our top U.S. companies do business there, enhances jobs in the U.S. and is an important part of a region which includes Pakistan and Afghanistan; the Obama administration is in discussions with Uzbekistan about increasing military supply routes to the U.S.- led Afghanistan war through the former-Soviet republic. No, Cain, that’s not important at all.
- Herman Cain was somehow unaware that China developed nuclear weapons in 1964. When in an interview on PBS with Judy Woodruff, he said, “They’ve [China] indicated that they’re trying to develop nuclear capability and they want to develop more aircraft carriers like we have. So yes, we have to consider them a military threat.” Wow! Seriously, sixth grade civics classes teach this.
- In a recent debate with Newt Gingrich, the moderator asked a question about Medicare: “Defined benefit plan or premium support?” Cain had that all-too-common look of his which oddly resembles a deer stuck in the headlights as he replied, “You go first, Newt.” How well prepared.
- Cain was interviewed by the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and when asked if he agreed with Obama’s handling of Libya, he responded: “OK, Libya. [pause] President Obama supported the uprising, correct? President Obama called for the removal of Kadafi. I just wanted to make sure we’re talking about the same thing before I say, ‘Yes, I agreed’ or ‘No I didn’t agree.’ I do not agree with the way he handled it for the following reason— nope, that’s a different one. [pause] I gotta go back and see. I got all this stuff twirling around in my head. Specifically, what are you asking me that I agree or not disagree with Obama?” Okay this wasn’t exactly a “gotcha” question, although it seems any question with merit is a“gotcha” question for Cain.
- He belittled women with the “Princess Pelosi” comment and appeared to be very arrogant while doing this. If you want to say it was not belittling, that’s up to you, but if someone said that about your wife or daughter, would you be defending the statement? We should all agree that the timing of the comment with regard to the sexual harassment allegations is another sign that he has poor logic, not a trait desirable for a leader of anything. He later apologized, then later only said he apologized because he wanted the press to leave him alone about it. How gentleman-like of him!
- His 9-9-9 plan is ridiculed by both parties, and he doesn’t even know what it means.
And last night Cain went on the Late Show with David Letterman and was put in his place by the comedian. Letterman pointed out to Cain during this interview, “You spent some of your life in Washington…were you a lobbyist?”
Wherein Cain replied, “I wasn’t an official lobbyist, I ran the National Restaurant Association so I had lobbyists working for me.”
“So you’re not really strictly speaking as an outsider of Washington,” replied Letterman “you know how the machine works….So you have to lose that nonsense about being an outsider.” Great point Letterman.
Cain had mocked Uzbekistan, calling it, “beki beki beki stan stan stan uzi uzi uzi.” Letterman pointed out that, “…the point for me was I accept that, that the guy running for office can’t know everything. But he sure as hell by God better put together an organization that can supply him with that information so he doesn’t end up saying ‘beki beki beki stani stani stani uzi uzi uzi’….”
Cain, “Point well taken….”
Letterman also covered Cain’s sexual harassment allegations, dropping hints that he should drop out.
Herman Cain can’t handle David Letterman, so how would he expect to out debate President Obama?
Let’s just say Cain regularly becomes nervous, which is why: Newt has to answer first, he forgets that China tested their first nuke in ‘64, and he couldn’t form an opinion on Obama’s actions in Libya. No one should support any politician from any party who chokes under pressure, demeans women, uses poor logic for campaign ads involving smokers, uses God to gain support and blames the poor for being poor. Not to mention that this 9-9-9 has yet to be supported by anyone credible from either side.
This man isn’t fit to date my daughter, lead a church, or run for president. Herman Cain apparently does not take anything seriously, including respect of women. Herman Cain has used the space around him, given to him by the media, to reaffirm what we all know — he is not fit to run for President. Herman Cain, no-no-no!
Reader Michelle Scott, M.D. wrote this rebuttal to Carter Lee’s column: Herman Cain: An inspiring leader for our times
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