This is the face of a very, very stupid man.
I haven't paid much attention to Herman Cain beyond being vaguely aware that he's a blowhard and obviously from the "know nothing" wing of the GOP. His appearance on Meet the Nation (or Face the Press or whatever) yesterday was a real eye-opener, though, because until watching it, I had no idea just how out-of-it he is.
It was bad enough that he trotted out lame concepts like "Liberals want to destroy America" and "I was joking when I said I'd erect a lethal electric fence on the Mexican border" or, hilariously, "I admire Clarence Thomas", but where David Gregory really unleashed a geyser of ignorance was when he asked Cain about the Neocons:
"I'm not sure what you mean by neoconservative," said Cain. "I am a conservative, yes. Neoconservative -- labels sometimes will put you in a box. I'm very conservative."
"But you're familiar with the neoconservative movement?" asked Gregory.
"I'm not familiar with the neoconservative movement," admitted Cain. "I'm familiar with the conservative movement. Let me define what I mean by the conservative movement -- less government, less taxes, more individual responsibility."
And he said this right after praising John Bolton! This, Pony Pals, is a complete disqualifier. This means, basically, that Cain has absolutely no idea what Goerge Bush's foreign policy philosophy was, and no idea why we declared war on Iraq. No clue!
But that's OK, because when pressed on his foreign policy, Cain simply said he'd hire people to figure it out for him. People like John Bolton.
It will be interesting to see how the Neocons react to this. Will they be offended at his ignorance, or, like Sarah Palin, will they salivate at the prospects of a new, unwitting convert (I'm guessing the latter)? Stay tuned to the Weekly Standard and Jennifer Rubin's blog at the Washington Post to find out!
UPDATE: Jennifer Rubin is confused, doesn't know what to think: "[He needs to] reject isolationism." The rallying cry of the Neocon!
UPDATE: Jennifer Rubin is no longer confused, knows what to think. She ended up posting three items in a row bashing Cain.