Whether Bachmann and Palin get in the race or not, Cain said his campaign strategy remains the same. “We don’t have any ‘if Bachmann gets in or not’ strategies, ‘if Sarah Palin gets in or not’ strategies, no,” he said. “The only strategy we have is the Cain for president strategy going on.”
Cain’s recent statement of support for Ryan’s budget plan made him a target of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). He likes being in DNC crosshairs, though, as he thinks it “means they are taking me seriously.”
As for his lack of extensive foreign policy experience, a major criticism of his campaign, Cain said he’s “studying” to try to get a better handle on those issues. He said he’s got foreign policy advisers helping him learn what’s going on around the world.
“People are going to continue to say my biggest weakness is lack of foreign policy experience,” Cain said. “Well, how much foreign policy experience did President Obama have? Probably less than I have. At least, being on the radio, I’ve been forced to follow some of these situations very closely even though I may not be considered a foreign policy expert and I don’t need to become a foreign policy expert. I need to be a good decision-maker based upon surrounding myself with the foreign policy experts.”
Cain came under fire a short time ago for not knowing what the Palestinian “Right of Return” was when Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace asked him about it. Cain said he now understands the concept and said he could probably teach Wallace a thing or two about Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“The one that was highlighted, the thing on Chris Wallace, and I have admitted, ‘yeah, he caught me off guard with that question,’ that’s going to happen,” Cain said. “Now, note how he asked the question. In the middle of a fiery Q and A, ‘How do you feel about Right of Return?’ He didn’t say ‘Palestinian Right of Return.’ And, yes, I was caught off guard. Shoot me!”
Cain added that he thinks he now knows more about the Israeli-Palestinian situation than Wallace now. “If he [Wallace] asked me that question again, I could tell him more about the Israeli-Palestinian situation that he probably knows,” he said.