11/15/2011 05:06 pm ET

What Herman Cain Was Thinking About During Libya Interview Question (VIDEO)

"I got all this stuff twirling around in my head," was Herman Cain's excuse for stuttering for five minutes when asked by a reporter how he felt President Obama handled the Libyan uprising.

And a nation was shocked! Shocked that a man who was unfamiliar with the term "neo-con" and was resentful that anyone would ask him about the "president of Uz-becki-becki-stan-stan" might not have a terribly nuanced answer about a recent key foreign policy matter.

The candidate's campaign staff said that Cain's Rick Perry moment was the result of sleep deprivation, but Buzzfeed took him at his word. Stuff twirling around in your head, huh, Herman? Take a look at what that might have looked like.