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Saturday, 28 May 2011 18:20

Herman Cain Joins the Ranks of the Constitutionally Confused

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Herman CainIt is a timeless maxim repeated to every author: Write about what you know. For presidential candidates, the maxim should be adjusted to read: Talk about what you know. On May 21, during the official announcement of his candidacy for President of the United States, Herman Cain confused the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

During a rousing speech chastising “those that are not going to read” the Constitution, the GOP hopeful made another revelatory gaffe. This misstatement must have been particularly embarrassing given the timing. First, it occurred during the first of many speeches he’ll give as a candidate for President. Second, it was part of a longer statement on the need to “enforce the Constitution” and how those not reading the Constitution are causing us to not “go by the Constitution.” Finally, Cain, a long-shot candidate at best, has sought to portray himself as a staunch constitutionalist.

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