*The hits just keep coming.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, whose video of its editorial board interview with GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain showed him unable to remember why he disagreed with the Obama administration on Libya, spent a day on his campaign bus and reported the following highlights (or rather lowlights), according to Politico.
He defended his view that presidents and presidential candidates don’t need to be immersed in the fine print of world affairs – they simply need to be leaders who can surround themselves with the right people and sift through their advice.
“I’m not supposed to know anything about foreign policy. Just thought I’d throw that out,” he said, a dig at his critics.
“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.
He expressed sympathy for fellow candidate Rick Perry and his well-publicized freeze-up at a recent debate – a moment that would soon be linked with Cain.
At another point:
“I call it a journey, not just a campaign, because it doesn’t stop,” he said. “We’re in the primary. Then you run for president. You win the presidency, serve four years. (Then you) might have to serve eight at the insistence of the people. Then after that, launch a Cain library,” then a post-presidential speaking tour, he mused.
The clip of the Libya debacle had nearly 1 million views in 24 hours, the paper said.