Since I started blogging politics over seven years ago at Confederate Yankee, I’ve come to the realization that you can forgive the foibles of a candidate if the totality of what they have to offer advances the cause you support. This fact alone explains the very existence of John McCain.
After Rick Perry nuked his campaign from orbit with his early debate performances, the folksy candor that Herman Cain seemed to offer in the Republican primary debates was refreshing. Now, sadly it seems that despite having a first rate mind, he’s as intellectually lazy as the man currently golfing his way through the Presidency.
Meanwhile in the Tweetosphere, AP reporter Steve Peoples tweeted that “Cain defended his foreign policy stumbles. Says knowing every detail isn’t important: “We need a leader, not a reader”.
I can forgive a lot of things in a candidate. Being too lazy to do the basic homework for the job is not one of them.