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Chan Lowe: Cain's foreign policy


Even though Herman Cain is in the midst of his final meltdown as flavor of the month, I had to get in this last lick (sorry) before he completely dropped out of sight to join Michele Bachmann in well-deserved obscurity.

Yesterday’s performance with the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was so spectacularly inept, particularly for a person who tries to present himself as the potential leader of the free world, that it couldn’t be allowed to pass without notice.

All I can conclude is that the conservatives really, really hate Mitt Romney—so much so that they have embraced a succession of candidates that resembles nothing if not the stream of characters that emerges, miraculously, from the tiny car at the circus. Let’s hope it’s just to send a message and that they aren’t really serious. Are we in for calliopes at the inaugural ball?

As for Romney—should he lose, he would probably find a comfortable niche in the Obama cabinet as another token Republican, like Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Or maybe an ambassador. Yes, there’s a fine cut to his jib that would impress the furriners. I could imagine him presenting his credentials to the foreign secretary of Latvia, Liberia, or even Looziana.

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All of you leftist fools have been piling on Herman Cain because he has a real chance to unseat Obama and put a real black man in the White House. The sexual complaints against him are all BS with the Dems and the Obama machine behind it. I wish your pen would run out of ink forever or there was no lead in your pencil.

All Cain's missing is a feather in his pimp hat and we can call him rooster.

Is that one of the 57 states where they speak Austrian?

And if you want to get down to cases, who'd do better? Cain may be the worst of a bad lot, but based on what I've heard out of some of the other hopefuls of the Greedy Opportunistic Party, with the exception of Newt Gingrich (you may not agree with him but at least he appears to have his facts together), Cain actually comes across as somewhat articulate. The world now is not what it was in the 1790s when George Washington warned against "foreign entanglements"; even back then you couldn't get away from them entirely--these days you can't get away from them at all.

Not the party of No...

The party of Know Nothing.

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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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