Cain tests the limits of a pregnant pause

  • Article by: JILL BURCUM , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 15, 2011 - 4:52 PM

It’s hard to say which is more uncomfortable to watch — Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s recent “oops” debate moment or Herman Cain’s foreign policy flailing during a meeting with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s editorial board.

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kirby96Nov. 15, 11 4:41 PM

Yet another example of the GOP mantra that 'knowledge is bad'. Science? Lies. Media? Liberal conspiracy. Political Experience? The less the better. Higher Education? Socialist brain-washing. Etc., etc., etc.

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ZombiehunterNov. 15, 11 4:49 PM

The community leader is looking pretty darn good next to these clowns. Obama did a heck of a good job in Libya, getting the task done without putting our people at risk. But Republican candidates are loath to compliment the president on anything he's done. In their eyes he doesn't just get an item here and there wrong, he gets everything wrong.

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gop4darkagesNov. 15, 11 9:29 PM

Watching these so-called "leaders" in the GOP Presidential sweepstakes stumble and bumble their way through debates and interviews, when asked to respond to serious questions about serious issues, sure makes all the sniveling, whining and carping seen in these blogs about Obama not being ready for the office deliciously ironic and laughable.

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shelbyanneNov. 15, 11 9:37 PM

Cainwreck

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godandgunsNov. 16, 11 1:07 AM

"Obama did a heck of a good job in Libya, getting the task done without putting our people at risk. But Republican candidates are loath to compliment the president on anything he's done. In their eyes he doesn't just get an item here and there wrong, he gets everything wrong." -- Most cons DO compliment Obama in getting Bin Laden. But it wasn't solely his to give credit for. We have been there for ten years. I'm still not sure what good getting rid of Khadaffi will do. Like most dictatorships, the alternative is often as bad, if not worse than the status quo. Take Cuba, for example. Or Iran. Libs, I wouldn't get too giddy about our lil success in Libya. BTW, while you are all having a you-know-what over obama, you have to admit his foreign policy seems awfully similar to that of Bush's. The only thing missing are those damn war protesters. Maybe they are too busy down on Wall St complaining about capitalism while they play w/ all the fancy gadgets those evil corporations put out so inexpensively.

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fortherecordNov. 16, 11 6:53 AM

godandguns: "his foreign policy seems awfully similar to that of Bush's." Let's see: Obama is ending Bush's $2 trillion unfunded war in Iraq, helped depose two middle east dictators without loss of American life, got Bin Laden and another high-level terrorist, again without loss of American life, and has prevented terrorist attacks on the US. Boy, the similarities are......... Oh, wait, there aren't any. Obama's been a complete success and Bush was a complete failure. So much for your flawed comparison.

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formerlibNov. 16, 11 7:07 AM

"Obama is ending Bush's $2 trillion unfunded war in Iraq"

No he isn't. It was scheduled to end by 2012 under an agreement Bush made with Iraq. Obama said he would end the war in 2008 after he was elected - he lied.

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formerlibNov. 16, 11 7:11 AM

"Obama is ending Bush's $2 trillion unfunded war in Iraq"

What did he do?

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Don9539Nov. 16, 11 8:27 AM

These "Gotcha" moments are given out of proportion importance by the media and political opponents. What is important to me is what are the core beliefs of the candidate. Once we know that then predicting future actions and decisions becomes easier.

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godandgunsNov. 16, 11 9:17 AM

fortherecord, we don't know how things will settle out in Libya--get back to me in five years. You know how badly things tend to get out of control in the Middle Eest. You are as giddy about Libya as most NFL fans are the second they get their number one draft choice. The proof is always in the pudding.

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