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Herman Cain’s conniption over Muslim question

Poor Herman Cain. The Republican presidential aspirant is getting a little ticked off that reporters keep asking him about his stance on Muslims serving in a Cain administration. You may recall that in the New Hampshire debate, the former pizza company chairman tried to make a distinction between “peaceful Muslims” and “militant Muslims.” — an absurd and corrosive mental exercise that should disqualify him for the office of president of the United States.

Well, look what happened when Cain was asked to explain his Muslim stance at the Right Online conference on Saturday.

“If you’re trying to make me lose my cool you almost succeeded,” Cain said before yelling a few seconds later, “I never said I would use special precautions” in hiring Muslims for his administration. Cain did apologize to the reporter for screaming at him. He better get used to such questions.

Jonathan Capehart is a member of the Post editorial board and writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog.


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