Texas Patriots PAC put together a debate on CSPAN between Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich that aired Saturday night from the Woodlands, Texas. It was just the two men sitting across from each other discussing policy without a lot of moderator control and plenty of time to give real answers. It’s the best debate format I’ve seen in years and there were no “gotcha” moments. Heck, I actually enjoyed it and I learned something too.
Newt was brilliant all of the time and Mr. Cain was clever and did a great job of keeping up with Newt. It’s just that nobody alive today can match Newt on the policy wonk stuff. I’ll have more to say another day on all the policy ideas that were tossed out.
I want to focus on how Cain answered the last question of the night, posed by Newt Gingrich. When asked what most surprised him about the job of running for president, Cain responded by saying he was most surprised by the “nitpickiness” of the media. Without naming names, Cain added that the many in the media were dishonest (hello, Politico). I ripped the video for you. Watch:
Well done Herman. Busting on the malignant media… After the week you had, I’d say you had it coming to you.