I have been struck by one consistency from Herman Cain: When confronted by the press, he repeatedly admits to knowing nothing. Hey, if that doesn’t inspire voter confidence, nothing will.
For example, he was only “vaguely familiar” with charges by two female employees of inappropriate behavior. And according to an email news alert I just received from Politico:
Herman Cain said he was “falsely accused” of sexual harassment while he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association but said he had no knowledge of any settlements paid to his accusers during a Fox News interview Monday morning. [...]
He added: “If the restaurant association did a settlement, I wasn’t even aware of it and I hope it wasn’t for much. If there was a settlement, it was handled by some of the other officers at the restaurant association.”
More recently, he says he didn’t know that an aide’s corporation may have illegally helped the GOP presidential candidate get his campaign off the ground:
Cain told Fox News he and his staff were not aware of the report and needed time to go though it. “I didn’t even know about it until you brought it up on the show,” Cain said.
He admitted he doesn’t know what a neo-con is, nor does he know how the U.S. Constitution is amended or the difference between that document and the Declaration of Independence.
Apparently, he also doesn’t know that he’ll never become president of the United States. Okay, he does know that, and he also knows that running will result in more income from speeches and book deals once he loses.
But overall, Herman Cain is the self-proclaimed Sergeant Schultz of the Republican party.