Cain Forgets His Talking Points On Libya: "I Got All This Stuff Twirling Around In My Head"

November 14, 2011 4:52 pm ET — Media Matters Action Network

In a new interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Herman Cain struggled to come up with anything to say in response to a question about President Obama's handling of Libya. After repeating the word "Libya," Cain remained silent for about 10 seconds as he attempted to jog his memory. "I do not agree with the way he handled it for the following reasons," Cain eventually said, before admitting that he had started the wrong talking point. "No, that's a different one," he said. "I gotta go back. Let's see. I got all this stuff twirling around in my head."

CAIN: Okay, Libya. [long pause] President Obama supported the uprising, correct? President Obama called for the removal of Gaddafi. I just want to make sure we're talking about the same thing before I say yes I agree or no I didn't agree. I do not agree with the way he handled it for the following reasons. Um — no, that's a different one. I gotta go back. Let's see. I got all this stuff twirling around in my head.

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