Politics & Policy

Bachmann: Cain Is ‘Inconsistent’

In an interview with radio host Scott Hennen to be aired today, Michele Bachmann accused Herman Cain of being too “inconsistent” to become  the “leader of the free world.”

“The fact that he’s switched his positions when he found out that they weren’t acceptable by the people who were voting,” Bachmann said, according to the transcript. “That should really give people cause. Everyone loves him, who doesn’t, he has a great personality, but this is the leader of the free world we’re talking about.”

“There has been 10 instances in the last month where he’s changed his positions on significant issues,” she said earlier in the interview. “On the issue of pro-life he said the government shouldn’t intervene to protect life and then he switched and said ‘no they should.’ He wasn’t for the marriage amendment, then he said he was. Then he said that he would allow the terrorists to go out of Guantanamo Bay. In other words he would release the terrorists. Then he changed his mind and said ‘no.’ He just said this week that China was developing a nuclear weapon. They’ve had one for 47 years. He said that 999 would be equitable and fair then he changed it to 9-0-9 after people called out his errors.”


Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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