Herman Cain has experienced a rapid rise in the polls, but the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO has been criticized for a lack of details on foreign policy. In an interview with the Daily Caller, Cain offers a novel defense of his national security credentials:
“When I first became president of Godfather’s Pizza, there was a very dangerous part of town in the black community where I wouldn’t allow my restaurants to deliver because we had kids beat, robbed,” he said in an interview outside a pizza joint here Sunday.
“And I said ‘if I won’t send my son over there, I’m not going to send someone else’s son or daughter over there.’ Last week in Omaha, Nebraska, that same neighborhood that I wouldn’t deliver in – that they are delivering in now – a Pizza Hut driver was killed.”
Continuing, he said: “When I get ready to make a decision relative to foreign policy I will make a decision based upon as if I’m sending my own kids, sons and daughters, into war. I’m not going to do that lightly.”
Taking seriously the decision to send people’s sons and daughters to war is a good thing. But somehow, this doesn’t sound like a very convincing case for Cain as commander in chief. ‘I wouldn’t go to war in any country where I wouldn’t deliver pizza.’