It was a rough night at the GOP debate in Las Vegas for Herman Cain -- and after the debate it got rougher still.
Cain was asked about remarks he made earlier in the day during a CNN interview about whether he would consider a prisoner exchange involving suspected terrorists jailed at the naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and an American soldier, similar to the deal that freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit along with more than 1,000 Palestinians.
It has been a longstanding policy of the United States not to negotiate with terrorist groups, but Cain didn't say that.
"I could see myself authorizing that kind of transfer but what I would do is I would make sure that I got all of the information," Cain told CNN before the debate. "I got all of the input, considered all of the options. And then, the president has to be the president and make a judgment call. I can make that call if I had to."