The Des Moines Register reports that Herman Cain is defending his now-infamous moment from Monday, when he paused and seemed uncertain while answering a question about Libya from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
“First of all, you need to understand what happened at the editorial board,” said Cain. “Being in a room where you’re being asked question after question on different topic after different topic, I paused. And I don’t understand why that pause created so much quote-unquote controversy.
“I paused to gather my thoughts. I have never not taken responsibility for what some people perceive as mishaps, missteps or whatever the case may be. In that particular case, I paused to gather my thoughts. And in any other instance where I may have said something that may have been misinterpreted, I have always corrected myself.”