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'A severe ignorance problem'

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Failed presidential candidate Herman Cain, now a Fox News analyst, talked to Bill O'Reilly last night about how much he disapproves of President Obama. But what caught my attention was Cain's dissatisfaction with American voters (via).

After saying much of the country is "dumb," Cain argued:

"[W]e have a severe ignorance problem with the people who are so mesmerized by [the president's] popularity that they are not looking at the facts.... I still have faith, Bill, in enough people that can wake up and get out of the ignorance zone and we then be able to elect the right kind of people going forward."

Look, Herman Cain is entitled to believe whatever he pleases. We are, however, talking about a guy who doesn't know China has nuclear weapons. He said the U.S. can't launch a military strike against Iran because it's "very mountainous." He thinks "Cuban" is a language. Asked about an international military conflict in Libya, he said, "I got all this stuff twirling around in my head." Asked about foreign heads of state, he said he doesn't care who "the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan" is.

Maybe Cain isn't the best person to lecture the American people on their "severe ignorance problem"?