Last week, Rick Perry practically ended his bid for the presidency when he stumbled, badly, during a GOP debate. But Perry isn’t the only GOP presidential hopeful who has had a hard time finding his words. Herman Cain had an “oops” moment of his own during an interview with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial board on Monday.
When asked if he agreed with President Obama on Libya, Cain said “Okay, Libya…” After a long pause, the Cain train gathered steam and continued:
“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 agreed. No, I didn’t agree.'”
Cain continues to answer the question in generalities for a few minutes, and utters a much more wordy version of Rick Perry’s “Oops,” by saying:
“I got all this stuff twirling around in my head.”
Here’s the clip of Herman Cain’s “oops” moment from JS Online.
Herman Cain’s “oops” moment was on a much smaller scale than Rick Perry’s, and according to Cain spokesman JD Gordon, the moment was taken out of context. Gordon said:
“He was taking questions for about 30 to 40 minutes on four hours of sleep. He didn’t say anything wrong or in accurate; it just took him a while to recall the specifics of Libya… It just took him a while to gain his bearings.”
Do you think Herman Cain was just getting his bearings?
Even if Cain had forgotten that Libya was a country, it probably wasn’t as bad as Rick Perry’s “oops” moment during the GOP debate last week.
If you haven’t seen that, get ready to cringe.
Rick Perry’s embarrassing performance has been the center piece of more than a few comedy skits. Here’s Jon Stewart’s take.
Here’s Saturday Night Live’s take.
So, who had the more embarrassing “oops” moment? Herman Cain or Rick Perry?