Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cain Still Not Able

While Herman Cain became intriguing to GOP primary voters, the national media played its inevitable role in digging up the dirt. Certainly, the bizarre rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine," with Cain lamenting a "world with no pizza" is fodder for the late night comedians as well as Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Though, GOPers will point to Clinton playing the sax on Arsenio as just as embarrassing. And we won't even talk about Howard Dean's primal scream.

But, it's the policy questions forthcoming that reveal a tale that unnerves me. Cain seems so clearly aloof to basic issues in the world, that I simply can't imagine even considering him as a candidate. And, of course, I am not talking about the "gotcha" questions of the Prime Minister of Sweden. Candidates need advisers to provide all the details on the myriad of national issues. But knowing the term "neoconservative" would seem like a pretty basic question for the GOP candidates. Maybe not. And there is plenty to criticize about the knowledge of many former presidents and candidates. But knowledge really should count for something. And Cain hasn't shown a lot.

This apparent shameless ignorance of the world baffled me with the GOP support of Palin, and it's happening all over again with Cain. I just don't get how reasonably educated and informed people can overlook such vast ignorance in others when it comes to picking presidential candidates ... or even congressman.



Darren said...

And who did you vote for in the last election?

mmazenko said...

I voted Obama-Biden. It was the first Democratic ticket I'd punched for president since 1996, and only the second time I've ever voted Democrats for president. Of course, it was a no brainer when offered McCain-lite and, gasp, Palin.

Shenanagins said...

So I;m guessing that now you highly regret your decision in putting the power of our country into the hands of an idiot like Obama

mmazenko said...

I'm disappointed in Obama. However, I still wouldn't have voted for a ticket that had Palin on it. And to compare President Obama to Cain is rather absurd. It's not about the policies or misstatements here and there. It's about Cain simply not knowing much about anything. I can disagree and still respect Obama and Bush and Romney and Paul and Gingrich, etc. Because they are intelligent and informed leaders. Cain doesn't come close.