Krauthammer sours on Herman Cain: ‘He is winging it’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
Font Size:

Say what you want about former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain’s presidential bid and his missteps along the way, but it’s hard to argue with results: Cain has an edge in the average of the major polls, and even picked up a straw poll victory in Nevada on Friday.

But that doesn’t impress syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer. In his regular appearance on the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” Friday, Krauthammer castigated Cain — mainly for his confusing response on the abortion issue on “Stossel” on the Fox Business Network earlier this year.

“[I] saw him on ‘Stossel’ on abortion — entirely incoherent,” Krauthammer said. “On one hand, ‘people ought to have choice.’ On the other hand, ‘life is sacred from the beginning and abortion ought to be illegal.’ This isn’t a complicated issue. It’s one or the other. It can’t be both.

“Stossel was simply stunned. And if you combine it with the ‘9-9-9’ stuff, it is not that he just hasn’t thought it out. He is winging it. And that is a real problem.”


[ooyala embedCode=”lwaHl3MjpkkKbySkD0d_PeR6G3_KS680″ name=”ooyalaPlayer_3i2un_goq1q86s” width=”640″ height=”360″ /]

Follow Jeff on Twitter