As far as Cain is concerned, why didn’t this come out earlier if it truly happened?  Gee, I wonder what campaign likely produced this bit of opp research?  Cain’s people have their own ideas.

Passing blame isn’t going to cut it.  While I’m not going to assume Cain did it, as a voter, I believe people have a right to know about allegations that were made during his stint as head of the National Restuarant Association.  Come clean with what happened, refusing to talk about it and progressively changing your story doesn’t help.  Make those records, if there are any, public.  Especially if now that a third woman has come forward.

Steve Deace on Facebook wrote:

I have no idea if these Politico allegations against Herman Cain are true, but here’s what I do know: he’s said things to both of my female staffers that at best are professionally awkward if not inappropriate over the last several months, and he’s already been caught lying repeatedly about having a homosexual activist as one of his top campaign advisers. He also has failed to be morally consistent on the moral issues (life and marriage).

Then he went further on his website.  The Des Moines Register reported on those comments today (as well as other news outlets), Deace has refused to elaborate on the comments.  I’m not saying it’s not true, but frankly if he was going to go public on Facebook he might as well give up the whole enchilada.   To not do so makes him look like a publicity hound at best, slanderous at worst.  Deace of all people should know to be above reproach when dealing with accusations such as these.

Deace should elaborate on what happened to his staff, and Cain needs to come clean as well.  I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, but only if he quits stonewalling.

Update: Craig Robinson has a great post up at The Iowa Republican. If you haven’t read it, go do it… now. The only person that Herman Cain has to blame is himself.  I totally agree and the more we learn about Herman Cain the more I believe he is totally unqualified to be President.  I had mentioned over on Caffeinated Clips that those who still support Cain either 1. lack principles, 2. enjoy being lied to, or 3. lack discernment.  If you backed away and look at all of his interviews his inconsistencies about this and on the issues should be enough to convince one that he isn’t who he says he is.  The ultimate problem is we don’t know who he is.  One thing is certain, he has a problem telling the truth.

By the way, I don’t know if Robinson was referring to me with the Clarence Thomas example.  I brought it up only because it reminded me of it, not that it was parallel.

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