The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, November 15, 2011

By Jacqueline Fernandez

Nov 15, 2011 4:05am

Compiled by ABC News Digital News Associates Jacqueline Fernandez, Jayce Henderson and Amanda VanAllen

HERMAN CAIN
ABC News’ Michael Falcone: “Herman Cain’s ‘Oops’ Moment On Libya: ‘Got All This Stuff Twirling Around In My Head’” Even Rick Perry acknowledged that his brain freeze at last week’s presidential debate was embarrassing. But, Herman Cain’s interview with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial board on Monday may have topped it. A video posted by the newspaper shows Cain struggling through the answer to a straightforward question posed by one of the editors who asks: “So, you agree with President Obama on Libya, or not?” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Alison Gendar and Philip Caulfield: “Herman Cain bungles Libya question” Former pizza king Herman Cain can pile it on when talking about what he likes on his slice — but when asked for his opinion on Libya, he seemed to have forgotten the recipe. The GOP presidential hopeful looked hungry for a cheat sheet when the editorial board of the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel asked him if he supported Obama’s backing of the revolution that toppled Moammar Khadafy. LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Alicia Mundy: “Ex-Boyfriend Backs Cain Accuser’s Statement “  The former boyfriend of a woman who accused Herman Cain of an unwanted sexual advance in the late 1990s came forward Monday to support the woman’s statement that she and Mr. Cain knew each other. Victor Zuckerman, a Shreveport, La., pediatrician, said at a news conference that he and his then-girlfriend, Sharon Bialek, met Mr. Cain at the National Restaurant Association’s annual convention in Chicago in 1997. LINK

The Washington Post’s Krissah Thompson and Aaron Davis: “On Libya, Herman Cain has his own ‘oops’ moment” This time the subject was Libya. The candidate was Herman Cain. The question was whether he agreed with the way President Obama handled the matter. The answer, drawn out over more than five awkward minutes, produced another “oops” moment in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. LINK

The Washington Times’ David Eldridge: “Herman Cain’s Wife speaks up, defends husband” Gloria Cain stepped forward to defend her husband, Herman Cain, against the sexual misconduct allegations dogging his presidential campaign in an interview broadcast the same day the former boyfriend of accuser Sharon Bialek told reporters he can support at least part of his ex-girlfriend’s claim. LINK

JON HUNTSMAN
Bloomberg’s Roxana Tiron: “Huntsman Accuses Romney of ‘Pandering’ to Win Primary Support” Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman suggested that Mitt Romney is a phony who is “pandering” to their party’s primary voters.  ”When you’ve been on both sides of all the key issues of the day, then that gets to the heart and soul of whether you’ve got believability,” Huntsman said of Romney in an interview with Al Hunt on Bloomberg Television yesterday. LINK

The Boston Globe’s Shira Schoenberg: “Super PAC backing Huntsman airs ad in N.H.” A super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is going on air with a television ad in New Hampshire, Huntsman’s first TV ad of the campaign.  The ad will air only in New Hampshire – the state where Huntsman is staking virtually his entire campaign. LINK

NEWT GINGRICH
The Los Angeles Times’ Seema Mehta: “Newt Gingrich, rising in polls, isn’t at all surprised” Newt Gingrich was about to take the podium at a meet-and-greet here Monday when he was introduced as a top contender for the GOP nomination for president. “It’s the first time anybody, anywhere has introduced me as the leading candidate, which is kind of neat,” said a clearly pleased Gingrich. LINK

SUPREME COURT
The New York Times’ Adam Liptak: “Justices to Hear Care Case as Race Heats Up” The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the 2010 health care overhaul law, President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, setting the stage for oral arguments by March and a decision in late June as the 2012 presidential campaign enters its crucial final months. LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS
Doctor Defends Herman Cain AccusationsLINK
Do You Have to Be Likable to Be President?” LINK

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