Cain for Ignorance: I'm a Leader, Not a Reader

Listen to Herman Cain talk about the importance of reading, or being informed, and then bragging about how he's a leader he's not a reader (at an appearance in New Hampshire Thursday). Stunning.

The Georgia businessman held just one public event in the state Thursday, an afternoon rally. He defended recent stumbles on foreign policy and said the president doesn't need to know every detail about every country.

On Monday, Cain had trouble answering a question about the U.S. role in Libya during a meeting with the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. That interview was taped and posted on the Internet.

Cain addressed the Milwaukee incident Thursday, telling the AP that he paused simply to gather his thoughts.

"They want people to think it was a mental lapse. If that's what they want to think, so be it. I know what it was," he said, describing it as "a powerful pause." "You can look forward to some more powerful pauses."