Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain again failed to demonstrate command of a foreign policy topic Wednesday as he courted Cuban conservatives in southern Florida.
Asked by Miami Herald reporter Marc Caputo what he thinks of the “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy that allows Cubans who reach U.S. soil to stay, Cain was stumped.
“The wet-foot, dry-foot policy?” Cain asked, as if he had never heard of it.
“Yeah,” Caputo replied, but he got no response from Cain before the conversation was cut off by a campaign aide.
When asked at an earlier event about his position on Cuba, Cain replied: “One of my principles is, go to the source closest to the problem, you will find the solution,” Cain said. “…I want to get from Cuban leaders a solution for what we should do.”
Cain, who declares in his stump speech that the country is suffering from a “foggy foreign policy crisis,” ran into trouble earlier this week when he fumbled a question -- “So you agreed with President Obama on Libya?” -- posed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Cain seemed puzzled by the question and eventually said he had “all this stuff twirling around in my head.”