On Sunday’s edition of ABC’s This Week, Presi dential candidate Herman Cain apologized for not speaking up when audience members booed gay soldier Stephen Hill. Well, sort of. What he actually said was that, “in retrospect, because of the controversy and the different ways it was interrupted,” he would have responded if given the chance again.
“Well, the thing that’s being overlooked is that, in the heat of a debate, when you have exactly 60 seconds to answer any question, you know, taking that time to try and figure out why they were booing… I happen to think that maybe they were booing the whole “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” repeal more so than booing that soldier. But we didn’t know that.”
Below is live, unedited footage from the debate. (Okay, its a classic Simpsons bit, but it’s soo apropos.)