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

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.

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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