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6:47 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Cain's a No-Show for Union Leader Interview

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is facing questions about why he didn’t show up for a Union Leader editorial board interview.

According to the Union Leader, an hour-long interview with Herman Cain was confirmed on Tuesday.  The newspaper agreed not to videotape the interview.

Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon says the campaign then told the Union Leader the candidate could not take a full hour.

"We wanted to do the ed board for 20 minutes.  But the Union Leader decided that wasn’t worth it so they cancelled it this morning.”

That’s not what the newspaper’s editorial page editor, Drew Cline, and another reporter understood.  Cline says they were expecting Cain.

“Well we waited.  And finally after about half an hour, John DiStaso and I just went back to working,”

Cline notes, plans changed  the day after video of Cain hunting for a response to a question on Libya went viral.

The Cain campaign says it is trying to reschedule.