A new video surfaced today showing Herman Cain exploding at an audience member when asked to clarify a statement. I have reached out to contact the owner of the youtube account for more details regarding the video, but have not yet heard back. It is unclear where this took place, but Herman was in Iowa yesterday and Florida this morning. (See update below)
In the video, someone asked him about the flip-flop on the subject of Muslims in the cabinet. Cain’s response was that he would require ‘extra precautions’ for any Muslim cabinet member. Another audience member asks for clarification, asking what ‘special precautions’ Cain would use. Cain then says “If you’re trying to make me lose my cool, you’re almost succeeding”. He then explodes at the audience member, screaming, “I never said I would use any special precautions!” He goes on to claim that those are words that were used by someone on the internet. The video has been edited in a way that highlights the Flip Flop. Cain could technically say he was right, since Cain said ‘extra’ and the audience member said ‘special’, but the meaning is essentially the same.
Forget the contradictory statements said within minutes of each other, that is nothing new for Herman Cain. But exploding at an audience member is unacceptable. His candidacy has been under a lot of pressure lately, maybe we have just witnessed him completely crack.
The video was newly posted to an account and it was the first time I had seen this exchange, I did some searching for the subject and did not find anything, so I wrongly thought this was a new video shot at a recent event and newly posted, I was corrected by some of our readers who were able to provide links to the video from an earlier story. Thanks to our great and well informed readers for the correction, I was wrong. That being said, I think this is further demonstration that Cain is unfit for the nomination, and if you, like me have not seen the video it is worth the 2minutes to watch.