Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has vowed to gain a better understanding on national security and foreign policy after a mistake on Nov. 14 concerning Libya.
On his first trip to Iowa since sexual harassment allegations surfaced, Cain told more that 200 people at an Iowa restaurant the the U.S. needed to leave no doubt about its allies and enemies.
Cain said this a day after he hesitated during an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board. He first stated that he disagreed with President Obama’s decision to back Libyan rebels, but then added that he would’ve done the same.
A Cain aide blamed the mistake on a lack of sleep, but Cain told reporters that the reversal was a result of his contemplative process.
This is just the latest in a series of bumps the businessman has faced in the recent weeks. Aside from sexual harassment allegations, Cain has been questioned on his weak abortion rights stance.
Cain currently has a narrow lead in Iowa.