Did Herman Cain sexually harass those women? I don’t know. But, I do know that Cain is a liar. And, if he lied once, blatantly and publicly, I don’t trust that he wouldn’t lie again.
His demonstrated lie (from Doug Wead; http://www.newsmax.com/DougWead/ron-paul-rand-straw/2011/10/14/id/414543)?
“Ron Paul had asked Cain why, in the past, he had opposed an audit of the Federal Reserve and why he had belittled those who were calling for it. Cain flatly denied he had ever said such a thing.
“But here is the exact quote:
‘Some people say that we ought to audit the Fed. Here’s what I do know. The Federal Reserve already has so many internal audits it’s ridiculous. I don’t know why people think we’re gonna learn this great amount of information by auditing the Federal Reserve.
“I think a lot of people are calling for this audit of the Federal Reserve because they don’t know enough about it. There’s no hidden secrets going on in the Federal Reserve to my knowledge.'”
Cain’s first lie was this denial of his. Cain’s second lie was his accusation that Ron Paul had misquoted him. Again, this episode hardly constitutes proof that Cain is a serial harasser of women. But, it does call into question his veracity. If he would lie to Ron Paul’s face, why wouldn’t he incorporate this practice in other contexts?12:56 pm on November 17, 2011 Email Walter E. Block