The Staggers 29 December 2011 Top 5 political funnies of 2011 Herman Cain doesn't know what he thinks about Libya, Ed Miliband thinks "these strikes are wrong", a Print HTML 1. Herman Cain struggles to recall details of Libya conflict Here is presidential hopeful Herman Cain unable to say whether he agrees with Obama's actions in Libya: "Got all this stuff twirling around in my head," he says to explain his confusion. Remember, this man wanted to be PRESIDENT. Of AMERICA. He has since suspended his campaign after a string of sexual harrassment allegations. 2. Ed Miliband tongue-tied on strikes Oh, Ed. This video of Miliband repeatedly telling a BBC interviewer that "these strikes are wrong" and "both sides should get round the negotiating table and put aside the rhetoric" might be evidence of him staying on-message, but it did nothing to help him shake the 'weird' thing. 3. Rick Perry forgets which government agency he would axe The Republican primaries were the gift that just kept on giving in terms of hand-on-forehead moments. Here is Texas governor Rick Perry struggling to recall the name of the government department he would axe if he was elected. It's a masterclass in how not to draw attention to your failings. 4. Miliband forgets name of Scottish Labour candidate If the Republicans had more than their fair share of "oops" moments, so did the Labour leader. Here he is, unable to name all of the candidates for the Scottish Labour leadership. 5. Nick Clegg's on-mike gaffe Let's not forget Nick "punchbag" Clegg being caught on tape confirming every Lib Dem's worst fear about coalition. "If we keep doing this we won't have anything to bloody disagree on in the bloody TV debates," he tells Cameron, after another chummy press conference. Of course, this was before the AV referendum and Europe came along to create trouble in paradise. › How 'optimism' might start to wear thin for Labour Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman. From only £1 a week Subscribe More Related articles How can Britain become a nation of homeowners? The Tories are the zombie party: with an ageing, falling membership, still they stagger on to victory Will George Osborne soften the tax credit cuts for low-earners?