Is Herman Cain presidential matterial? Not hardly.
Cain…said he plans to “dial back” his campaign and media appearances in order to avoid missteps. Since climbing in the polls, he has had a series of fumbles, forcing him to clarify comments on abortion, immigration and terrorism suspects.
Cain has chalked up the mistakes to a grueling campaign schedule jammed with media interviews. Such itineraries are standard fare on the presidential campaign trail and it is unclear how aggressively he will restrict his schedule.
A former pizza magnate who has never held elected office, Cain is adapting from a longshot candidate hustling for any media attention to a front-runner who must be more selective with his time and disciplined in his message.
“When you’re too tired you’re not on your ‘A game,'” the 65-year-old Georgia businessman told a throng of reporters who greeted the arrival of his bus on the Samford campus.
Let’s pray he doesn’t become president. He might get that mythical “3:00 a.m. phonecall” and say something stupid that causes an international incident or starts a war or something.
In the meantime, people, please quit asking him complicated questions. He’s too tired to answer them without having to later “clarify”. I’d like to give you a sampling of good questions to ask Mr. Cain that will make it easier on everyone.
- Mr. Cain, how awesome is your 9-9-9 plan?
- Mr. Cain, which is better, low taxes or lower taxes?
- Mr. Cain, is it true that your 9-9-9 plan will create so many jobs that we’ll actually have a 110% employment in the USA?
- Mr. Cain, which is more satisfying, eliminating a regulation that protects the environment or giving a millionaire a tax cut?
- Mr. Cain, how can we convince the unemployed to be less lazy and be good patriots by getting a job?
- Mr. Cain, would you please explain again how awesome your 9-9-9 plan is?