Herman Cain has explained that he couldn’t be bothered by remembering all the women he has harassed, or even with whom he spent the evening. After his total failure to remember anything about the United States’ involvement in the conflict in Libya, Cain asked indignantly:

“Who knows every detail of every country of every situation on the planet? Nobody! A leader is supposed to make sure we work on the right problems, we’re assigned the right priorities. Surround yourself with good people, put together plans and lead. We’ve got plenty of experts, and a leader knows how to use those experts. We need a leader, not a reader.”

In addition to not being bothered with the details of the women he has harassed, or the “squirmishes” in Libya, it seems Herman Cain also refuses to be bothered with the details of his schedule with the press. Cain himself added a new type of detail to the long list of “details” which seem to be more than Herman can handle. Thursday morning he blew off a scheduled meeting with the publisher, editorial page director and reporters at the Union Leader, the state’s largest and most influential newspaper. 

Colin Powell, one of the most respected Republicans in the country said:

“Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.”

I bet Colin Powell won’t be voting for Herman Cain in the primary.