Herman Cain is losing his cool with ‘nitpicky, idiotic reporters’! Pause, you can’t be a crotchety presidential candidate! If it’s anything anyone could take away from President Obama, one must know the he charmed the media. It would behoove any potential nominee to be in good standing with those ‘nitpicky reporters’!
At one point during a speech Friday to a ‘Right to Life’ convention in Jacksonville, Florida, he said some “nitpicky reporters” were going to call him out about his historical knowledge and then later he said during his speech “My challenge to you is, we cannot just push back, we have got to fight back. It’s that serious” followed by “now another reporter is going to say ‘he’s advocating violence’” – and went on to explain that he people need to fight with their voices and votes.
On Wednesday at a campaign stop in Iowa Falls, Iowa, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO called reporters “idiotic” for taking him seriously about only signing three page bills.
Last weekend after a speech at the RightOnline Conference in Minneapolis, Cain raised his voice when responding to a reporter’s follow-up question about his stance on appointing Muslims to his cabinet.
“If you’re trying to make me lose my cool, you’ve almost succeeded,” Cain said, before yelling, “I never said I would use any special precautions” when appointing a Muslim to his cabinet.
Cain has been dogged by reporters ever since he said in March he would not appoint a Muslim to his cabinet. Since then, Cain has clarified the statement several times, most recently at a GOP debate in New Hampshire, when he said that religion would be a consideration for him and he might “ask certain” questions of a Muslim, but that religion is not a litmus test for him in hiring.
“It probably wasn’t politically correct to raise my voice,” he said a moment later, upon reflection. “But do you know what’s resonating with the American people? I’m going to be myself. I’m not going to be a punching bag.”
Hey, Herman! Reporters ask questions – that’s their job! Now as a presidential candidate you should do yours and answer them! Simple.