Cain, In Fla., Misspeaks On Key Political Event

By: AP
By: AP
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says Republicans took back control of the House in 2008 -- when that really happened in 2010.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says Republicans took back control of the House in 2008 -- when that really happened in 2010.

Cain misspoke during a rally Wednesday in West Palm Beach, Fla.

The former businessman said when Americans' spirit is ignited -- in his words -- "they make things happen, just like they made things happen in 2008, when the Republicans took back control of the House of Representatives."

That year actually was a banner year for Democrats, putting Barack Obama in the White House as his party gained seats in both chambers of Congress.

Two years later, the GOP took control of the House and picked up Senate seats.

Cain made the misstep two days after fumbling a question on Libya.


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  • by Warren Peace Location: COS on Nov 24, 2011 at 01:52 PM
    Cain doesn't seem to have any respect for this country and our recent history, nor does he seem to understand that actions have consequences. The fact that a man this ignorant can rise to this level of prominence is a sad indictment of American voters. We really have no idea what is good for us.
  • by Voice of Reason Location: C/S on Nov 16, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    Anyone but 0bama!!
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