Cain: ‘I’m Not Familiar With the Neoconservative Movement’

by Robert Costa

Herman Cain is “not familiar with the neoconservative movement.”

In an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press, Cain told David Gregory that the writings of John Bolton, Henry Kissinger, and K.T. McFarland have shaped his foreign-policy views.

But Irving Kristol? Not so much.

GREGORY: So, do you describe yourself as a neoconservative then?

CAIN: I’m not sure by what you mean by a neoconservative. I am a conservative, yes. Neoconservative — labels, sometimes, will put you in a box. I’m very conservative.

GREGORY: But you’re familiar with the neoconservative movement?

CAIN: I’m not familiar with the neoconservative movement. I’m familiar with the conservative movement. And let me define what I mean by the conservative movement: less government, less taxes, more individual responsibility.