November 18, 2011

Herman Cain continues to get dogged by pesky reporters asking about his flubbed answer on Libya to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel earlier this week. At a news conference today in Orlando Cain suggested that the Taliban could be part of the post-Gaddafi government in Libya.

HERMAN CAIN: “Do I agree with siding with the opposition? Do I agree with saying that Gaddafi should go? Do I agree that they now have a country where you've got Taliban and Al Qaeda that's going to be part of the government?”

“Do I agree with not knowing the government was going to — which part was he asking me about? I was trying to get him to be specific and he wouldn't be specific.”

When reporters scoffed at his answer, one bluntly asked Cain if his ridiculous campaign was already over due to his frequent gaffes on foreign policy (as well as his past personal issues), an indignant Herman Cain replied:

HERMAN CAIN:: What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

REPORTER 1 Germans?

REPORTER 2: Forget it, he's rolling.

HERMAN CAIN: And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough...

[Long pause.]

HERMAN CAIN:: The tough get goin'! Who's with me? Let's go!

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