Mr. Cain stumbled on the campaign trail as he announced, “I got all this stuff twirling around in my head.” You could call it a disaster or a comedy skit but either way, Herman Cain really messed up when he fell into rambling words, long pauses and looked around asking questions.
An interview that took place with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on November 14th, 2011 has given late night talk show hosts and radio jockeys a lot to play with. The play by play of the embarrassing gaffe and forgetful moments for Herman Cain can be seen below.
An interviewer at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel asked:
“So you agreed with President Obama on Libya?”
Herman Cain replies:
(Straightens tie, blinks a lot, licks his lips, looks up at the ceiling, closes his eyes and says…)
(Big swallow and a breath, shifts around, leans forward and with both arms out and pushes away his water bottle.)
“President Obama…supported…the uprising, correct?”
“President Obama called for the removal of Gaddafi. Just wanted to make sure we’re talking about the same thing before I say, Yes, I agree. No, I didn’t agree.”
“Ummm… I do not agree with the way he handled it for the following reason…ummmm…nope that’s that’s a different one. Ummm…”
(Shifts a few times in his chair, grabs the sides, lifts himself up, resituates in his chair, crosses his leg over the other, pulls his jacket around himself tight, pierces his lips and says…)
“Let’s see (while looking up in the air – it looks like he’s praying) De doom? (they don’t?) I gotta go back and see…uhh…”
“I got all this stuff twirling around in my head.”
“Specifically, what did you ask me? Did I agree or did not agree?”
Interviewer explains the situation and what they were asking and Mr. Herman Cain replies, “I don’t think enough was done before everything exploded.”
Okay, let’s take a deep breath and move on here ourselves. You can watch the rest of the uncomfortable torture in the situation as Mr. Cain hoos and hahs trying to find a way to weasil his way out of this one. Honestly though, everyone has a bad day and when you have camera’s on you every moment someone is sure to catch you acting like an idiot.
Mr. Cain’s campaign has come out with replies as to what all the weird pausing and inability to answer questions was about. It seems that Herman Cain had no sleep and was working a little slow so he needed to take a few moments to process things. Someone give the man a 5 hour energy or at least a nap! Politico got some great responses from Cain and his campaign which you should read if you want the full story.
If you’re ready to laugh and add a little humor to this situation the people over at BuzzFeed decided to give us a view of just what might be going on in the Pizza man’s head. You can watch the second video below which shows a spoof of the sugar plums that are really dancing in Herman Cain’s head.
The Real Video of Herman Cain’s Uncomfortable Pauses:
BuzzFeed’s Spoof Video of Herman Cain’s Embarrassing Pause Attack:
- Limbaugh comes to Cain’s defense (hotair.com)
- Herman Cain Vs. Rick Perry: Whose ‘Oops’ Moment Was More Embarrassing [Video] (inquisitr.com)