Cain Punts Health Care Question to Gingrich

Looks unsure of himself on Medicare policy
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 7, 2011 12:12 PM CST

(Newser) – Either Herman Cain is quite the gentleman, or he was stumped during his under-the-radar debate with Newt Gingrich this weekend. Posed a question on Medicare policy specifics—whether he preferred “premium support” or a “defined benefit plan”—Mediaite notes that Cain repeated the question, rubbed his hands, and gazed skyward before suggesting that Gingrich answer first. Gingrich's response: "That's only fair." Amusing video below.

More from the debate, other than Cain's ethics lesson to the media afterward: Gingrich appears to be "escalating his use of over-the-top rhetoric" to gain notice, notes Colby Hall at Mediaite. In comparing President Obama to Ronald Reagan, the former House speaker came up with a drastic parallel for Obama, saying, "this president is about as candid and accurate as Bernie Madoff in what he tells the American people." That video is also in the gallery.

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