Cain Punts Health Care Question to Gingrich

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

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. (More Newt Gingrich stories.)

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