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Herman Cain's Libya Gaffe: Let's Examine The Video

I heard a lot about Herman Cain’s “Libya” video yesterday.  It always works out like this; I’m in no position to sit down and watch a video, and everyone’s talking about it.  I heard it was really bad, and the snippets I saw on the news made it look pretty bad also, so I was expecting a train wreck of epic proportions.  Well, I hate to tell you, but I was disappointed.  It wasn’t as much of a train wreck as I’d been led to believe.  It was more like watching someone struggle to parallel park a car, so they circle the block in frustration, and then they find a new space has opened up just as they’ve come back around around the block.  It was awkward and sad, but train wreck it was not.  I actually felt compelled to annotate the video with my thoughts.  Check it out below.

So that’s pretty much it.  It looks like they woke him up on the bus, threw some clothes on him, and shoved him in the interview.  He seems to be progressively waking up throughout the conversation, and by the halfway point, he seems to know what he’s doing.  I don’t know about you, but it didn’t seem like that much of a train wreck upon viewing the whole video.

What do you guys think?  Was he just sleepy?  Was some “special” liquid in that bottle of “water”?  Or was it a total flame-out train wreck, after all?

Let us know what you guys think in the comments below.  And as always, resist we much.

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  1. I agree. He looks and sounds like he was not awake and had not had his breakfast (or coffee?) yet. It is not any worse than Perry’s bain cramp, really. Morning brain cramps involve having to get past that whole ‘I’m still asleep’ fog.

    Not as big of a deal as people and the media are going to make of it.

  2. I agree. it is not the train wreck everyone is making it out to be. And if you ask me what I disagree with on the WON’s Libyan strategy, it would be hard, because I have no clue what his policy is. He never explained it.

  3. Cain has a history of clueless and uninformed statements on a wide range of issues, so any excuse given for even more of them is lost on me. If he isn’t prepared to do an interview? Don’t do it.

  4. Thank you for taking the time to write the article. I haven’t seen the entire video, but could tell that the parts shown on the news were edited to make Mr. Cain look bad. I hope more people will start realizing that the media is doing everything they can do to slow down his campaign.

    How well would our current president have done with a similar question before he was elected? Heck, how well would he do now without the use of his handy-dandy teleprompter?

  5. When he got going, he answered fine…the media once again, selectively choosing clips to create a narrative. The only thing I would have added to his answer is “Why are we involved in the first place?” when going through questions that he’d need answered.

    And I think I know why it happened! Anyone notice his tie color?!? He wasnt wearing the gold tie!!!

  6. I think it’s early for him and he was just trying to figure out what this reporter was really asking. The question is as general as it could be. I don’t care about this at all. It’s nothing, just something else for the terrified left to try to use that has nothing to it. At least he knows there are only 50 states in the US (as opposed to Obama’s 57)…..LOL… oh yeah, did anyone just see Obama calling Hawaii Asia in the latest Obama gaff? No probably not, the media worships him, luckily the media doesn’t cast everyone’s vote. 🙂 Cain in 2012!!

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