Can Herman Cain Hang in There?

August 17, 2011  |  

(Politico) — A half-dozen others, a mix of former staffers and volunteers, said that they too doubted Cain’s campaign priorities and grasp on the issues, though they were willing to speak only on background and off the record.  Cain stumbled in several interviews and, most prominently, in the second primary debate. Supporters cringed when he gave an incoherent response to a question about Afghanistan, and activists questioned who had been preparing him for interviews when he repeatedly shifted his position on Muslims and Sharia law.  “Herman gives a great speech. The first time you meet him, he’ll sweep you off your feet. You’ll be totally enamored with him,” Zeiler said. “But look behind the veneer. Everything looks good the first time you see it.”
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