After Herman Cain drew an utter blank when an interviewer asked him how he felt about Obama's handling of Libya, and proceeded to unconvincingly fake a response, Andrew Sullivan rounds up the responses of bloggers around the net, from Cain's supporters and detractors alike.
Drezner invokes the mercy rule:
There's a mercy rule in Little League, and I'm applying it here -- unless and until Herman Cain surges back in the polls again, or manages to muster something approaching cogency in his foreign policy statements, there's no point in blogging about him anymore. I can only pick on an ignoramus so many times before it feels sadistic.
Pamela Geller, who previously endorsed Cain, calls it an "unrecoverable moment":
This is just unacceptable, Herman. ... He is not ready.
Cain Draws A Blank (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)
Related: Aaron Preacher whipped up this appropriately surreal fan-video for "Lord Cain," the jingle Heidecker released on Friday night.
[Video Link] Best "Bad Lip Reading" yet, I'd say.
- Herman Cain sings God Bless America
- Cain Train: Herman Cain campaign ad by Tim Heidecker
- Visualizing Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan to redistribute wealth from the ...
- "Lord Cain," by Tim Heidecker (music)
- Yet another weird Herman Cain campaign ad: "He Carried Yellow ...
- Herman Cain sings Lennon classic "Imagine There's No Pizza ...
Herman Cain speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's Presidential Forum in Des Moines, Iowa October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank.
Because Herman Cain's actual campaign ads just aren't weird enough:
UPDATE: Dylan Mitchell-Funk created a fan-video. Eric Wareheim sure is looking good these days!
In this performance from 1991, presidential candidate Herman Cain sings (splendidly) a version of Imagine in which the lyrics have been changed to be about pizza. [via Gawker]