Monday, October 17, 2011

The Despicable Lies of Herman Cain by Justin T. P. Quinn

The Despicable Lies of Herman Cain by Justin T. P. Quinn:

I couldn't believe what I heard on Tuesday night's Bloomberg Debate. Well, okay, I guess I could believe it, but let me qualify my recantation. There was always something about Cain that made him come off as a man who isn't above deception. It probably has something to do with the fact that I don't trust former Federal Reserve Chairmen. Still, I was surprised, not because because he lied, but what he lied about.

When they started the segment of the debate where each candidate could ask their own question, I knew that Paul was going to hammer Cain. However, I was hoping it was going to be on Herman Cain's credibility on economic issues. Arguably, it would have been a much better question. Arguably, this could be seen as a missed opportunity on Ron Paul's part, but hindsight may prove it better for Ron Paul to have kept that card in reserve.

Instead of asking a question that would have highlighted his own credentials, Paul came out in defense of the countless grassroots supporters that pester Herman Cain on the issue of auditing the Federal Reserve.....

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