CBS has now posted its video from its strange interview this morning with Herman Cain, the presidential candidate with the suspended campaign.
In an unusual move, Cain campaigned to be secretary of defense in a Republican administration, then cited as one of the reasons he’s qualified for the position, the fact he’d been on a Navy ship.
But the interview also exposed Cain’s inquisitors as something less than adequate. Nora O’Donnell, a CBS White House reporter, asked Cain how many people are in the military, a clearly “gotcha” question. She agreed it was, then recited statistics that appear to be incorrect.
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