Indecision 2012 - Come On, Really?

  • Aired:  11/15/11
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A basic foreign policy question about Libya stumps Herman Cain. (6:18)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW", MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

ON THE PROGRAM TONIGHT, MY

GUEST... WE ARE EXCITED TONIGHT.

MY GUEST, ASTRONAUT-- YOU HEARD

ME CORRECTLY-- ASTRONAUT AND

AUTHOR MARK KELLY.

DID YOU KNOW, WHEN MARK KELRY

WAS A LITTLE BOY HE DREAMED OF

GROWING UP TO BE A REGIONAL

COPPER WIRING DISTRIBUTOR.

(LAUGHTER)

BUT HE WAS A FAILURE!

(LAUGHTER)

AND ENDED UP HAVING TO AS ROE

NAUGHT.

(LAUGHTER)

I THINK THAT'S A VERB FOR BEING

A ASTRONAUT.

I'M NOT SURE.

ANYWAY, JUST TWO AND A HALF

WEEKS AGO WE FOUND OUT

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATE HERMAN CAIN HAD SEXUAL

HARASSMENT ISSUES WHEN THE

NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION

SETTLED SOME LAWSUITS FOR HIM

SETTING OFF A MEDIA FIRESTORM

WHICH LASTED UNTIL SIX DAYS AGO

WHEN REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATE RICK PERRY FIRED THE

BRAIN FART HEARD ROUND THE

WORLD.

(LAUGHTER)

ALSO SETTING OFF A MEDIA

FIRESTORM.

BUT, AGAIN, THAT'S SIX DAYS AGO!

DADDY NEED ANOTHER HIT OF GAS

BECAUSE ONCE AGAIN THE RACE TO

DETERMINE THE MOST QUALIFIED

OPPONENT TO CHALLENGE THE

CURRENT LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD

IN THE NOVEMBER 2012 GENERAL

ELECTION IS BORING ME!

ANYONE?

>> IS THIS A RICK PERRY "OOPS"

MOMENT FOR HERMAN CAIN?

(LAUGHTER)

GO ON.

(LAUGHTER)

>> HERMAN CAIN CAUGHT ON CAMERA

WITH AN INCREDIBLY AWKWARD AND

RAMBLING EXPLANATION FOR HIS

POSITION ON LIBYA.

>> I CALL IT HIS DAZED AND

CONFUSED MOMENT.

>> THE CAIN TRAIN.

I TELL YOU WHAT, IT GOES OFF THE

TRACKS.

>> ANOTHER VERY AWKWARD MOMENT.

>> FINAL STRAW, MAYBE, FOR A

SINKING CAMPAIGN?

>> SERIOUS BRAIN FREEZE.

>> THAT WHOLE TAPE WAS SORT OF

LIKE A CAR CRASH.

(LAUGHTER).

>> Jon: YOU'RE EXAGGERATING!

THERE'S NO WAY WHAT I'M ABOUT TO

SHOW PEOPLE WILL LIVE UP IN MY

TRY THE HYPERBOLIC GLEE THAT WE

ARE ALL DISPLAYING.

ROLL THE TAPE.

>> SO YOU AGREE WITH PRESIDENT

OBAMA ON LIBYA OR NOT?

>> OKAY, LIBYA.

(LAUGHTER)

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

WOW!

WOW!

HOLY (BLEEP).

IT'S LIKE HE'S TRYING TO DOWN

LEAD TO ANSWER BUT...

(LAUGHTER).

IT'S STWHRAWS LITTLE BALL IS

SPINNING, HE'S JUST BUFFERING!

>> PRESIDENT OBAMA SUPPORTED THE

UPRISING, CORRECT?

PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLED FOR THE

REMOVAL OF QADDAFI.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE

TALKING ABOUT THE SAME THING

BEFORE I SAY YES I AGREE OR NO I

DIDN'T AGREE.

>> Jon: I JUST WANT TO SAY

SOMETHING HERE.

THIS IS NOT A SPELLING BE WHERE

YOU CAN JUST ASK THE MODERATOR

FOR THE LANGUAGE OF ORIGIN TO

BUY YOURSELF SOME TIME.

"COULD YOU USE THAT IN A

SENTENCE?"

(LAUGHTER)

LIKE "MOST CONSERVATIVE

REPUBLICAN VOTERS FEEL PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S HANDLING OF LIBYA WAS--"

(LAUGHTER)

BLANK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

I'M SURE HE WAS GETTING AROUND

TO ANSWERING THE QUESTION AT

HAND.

>> I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE WAY

HE HANDLED IT FOR THE FOLLOWING

REASONS: UM... NO, THAT'S A

DIFFERENT ONE.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: (WHISPERING)

I AM FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU.

(LAUGHTER)

THAT'S A DIFFERENT ONE?

(LAUGHTER)

WHAT REASON... WHAT IS CAIN

GOING THROUGH IN HIS MENTAL

ROLODEX.

NO, THAT'S MY POLICY REGARDING A

WOMAN NAMED LYDIA.

ALL RIGHT.

(LAUGHTER)

THIS IS... NO, THAT'S MY

POSITION ON THE LOCATION OF THE

LABIA.

THAT'S NOT IT.

(LAUGHTER)

OH, THAT'S THE FUNNY COMEDIAN

FROM THE MOVIE "HEY LADY!"

COME ON, CAIN.

YOU'RE FORGETTING THE CARDINAL

RULE: IF YOU STUDY HIGH YOU HAVE

TO BE HIGH WHEN YOU TAKE THE

TEST!

(LAUGHTER)

PULL IT TOGETHER!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> I'VE GOT TO GO BACK.

I'VE GOT ALL THIS STUFF TWIRLING

AROUND IN MY HEAD.

(LAUGHTER).

>> Jon: NO, I FEEL FOR YOU,

YOU KNOW?

I HAVE A LOT OF THINGS TWIRLING

AROUND IN MY HEAD AS WELL.

DIFFICULT BUT YOU KNOW BEING

PRESIDENT'S A REAL NONSTOP HEAD

STUFF TWIRL FEST.

(LAUGHTER)

IF I MAY QUOTE ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

(LAUGHTER)

EVENTUALLY, THOUGH, ONCE THE

STUFF STOPS TWIRLING, HERMAN

CAIN DID COME UP WITH AN ANSWER.

>> I WOULD HAVE DONE A BETTER

JOB OF DETERMINING WHO THE

OPPOSITION IS.

AND I'M SURE THAT OUR

INTELLIGENCE PEOPLE HAD THAT...

HAD SOME OF THAT INFORMATION.

BASED UPON WHO MADE UP THAT

OPPOSITION, OKAY, BASED UPON WHO

MADE UP THAT OPPOSITION, MIGHT

HAVE CAUSED ME TO MAKE SOME

DIFFERENT DECISIONS ANT HOW WE

PARTICIPATED.

>> Jon: I SEE.

SO YOU'VE NARROWED IT DOWN TO

YOU WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME

THING OR SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

(LAUGHTER)

WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST IGNORE THE

QUESTION, SHAKE YOUR HEAD AND GO

"999?

".

>> Reporter: MR. CAIN, DO YOU

THINK THE LIBYA COMMENTS

REENFORCE...

>> LET US GO THROUGH.

>> Reporter: DHASH YOU DON'T

HAVE A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF

FOREIGN POLICY?

>> 999.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

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