This Guy’s Running for President?!

Herman Cain told David Gregory this morning that he doesn’t know what “neo-conservativism” is.   Some examples of ignorance are so egregious and appalling that they are automatically disqualifying, and this is one of them.

Over and over again, Cain has demonstrated that he has no basic understanding of, or interest in, foreign and defense policy issues.  Some Americans aren’t interested in this stuff, and they don’t pay attention.  That’s fine, just don’t run for commander in chief.

Some candidates get it wrong, Herman Cain just doesn’t get it at all.  If ignorance is bliss, Cain must have achieved Nirvana a long time ago.

Mitt Romney on Defense Policy — Ignorance or Dishonesty?

The Republicans are always bellyaching that Democrat plans to cut domestic spending are never real cuts, they are just cuts in the rate of growth.

Now comes Mitt “I’m Also Unemployed” Romney, in his foreign and defense policy speech in South Carolina yesterday, declaiming that “As President, on day one, … I will reverse President Obama’s massive defense cuts.”

Except that there haven’t been any defense cuts, massive or otherwise.  There have been reductions in the rate of growth in defense spending, which you would expect as we wind down two wars.  And any Republican will tell you that reductions in growth rates aren’t cuts.

Also, Mitt said he would put pressure on Iran by sending an aircraft carrier task force to the Persian Gulf.  Great idea, Mitt, except that we already have one there.

Mitt is either ignorant or dishonest.  Either way, he shouldn’t be commander in chief.