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Herman Cain: ‘I’m Not Supposed To Know Anything About Foreign Policy’

Still reeling from his botched response to a question about Libya, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel relayed another mind-boggling quote from Herman Cain during his disaster-plagued trip through Wisconsin. “I’m not supposed to know anything about foreign policy. Just thought I’d throw that out,” Cain quipped while discussing the previous GOP debate on the subject.

“I want to talk to commanders on the ground. Because you run for president (people say) you need to have the answer. No, you don’t! No, you don’t! That’s not good decision-making,” Cain added.

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Cain also said foreign policy was a tough subject. “You don’t want to get your facts mixed up.”

Indeed.

Here is the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s excerpt in context:

Cain brought up the GOP debate on foreign policy two days earlier.

“That’s a tough subject. You don’t want to get your facts mixed up,” he said.

He defended his view that presidents and presidential candidates don’t need to be immersed in the fine print of world affairs – they simply need to be leaders who can surround themselves with the right people and sift through their advice.

“I’m not supposed to know anything about foreign policy. Just thought I’d throw that out,” he said, a dig at his critics.

“I want to talk to commanders on the ground. Because you run for president (people say) you need to have the answer. No, you don’t! No, you don’t! That’s not good decision-making,” said Cain.

(h/t MJS)

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