Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Am I the only one who reads this stuff and wonders if Cain did a brain exchange with Homer Simpson? Or is this some kind of 9-9-9 three card monte to win the news cycle? This is what Cain said to the media riding on his campaign bus.
"I'm not supposed to know anything about foreign policy. Just thought I'd throw that out."
To put it into greater context, he then followed up with:
"I want to talk to commanders on the ground. Because you run for president (people say) you need to have the answer. No, you don't! No, you don't! That's not good decision-making," said Cain.
Of course. How obvious. That whole "3:00am phone call" question is so 2008. True leadership is delegating decisions to unelected bureaucrats those conservatives are so fond of. And this only hours after Cain's Rick Perry moment on Libya.

Beginning to believe he really doesn't want to win so much as build his brand. The VP slot would work for that. In a way, he's the VP Sarah Palin should have been. Equally clueless, but Herman is comfortingly jolly instead of stridently hateful. And my theory that he and Newt struck a deal during that "Lincoln/Douglas debate" is still valid.

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Blogger Marcellina said...

The second comment I can almost agree with, if I twist it around enough to what he may have meant to say: that a President can't just have an answer before conferring with his experts, or commanders, or whoever gives input. That's understandable and I imagine he could have been trying to say that.
But the first comment is quite revealing.

3:08:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I don't think he meant in that way Marcellina. Could be wrong of course, but over time, and other remarks he's made, I got the impression he would turn over decision making to "expert advisers." Who of course, couldn't possibly have a self-serving agenda of their own.

9:13:00 AM  

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