Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The Eve of Destruction

Who doesn't believe he's on the Eve of Destruction?

Herman Cain, that is. In his press conference yesterday, he refuted or denied some things that are laughably easy to verify. I was discussing with my blogger pals last night what happens when that happens. It's pretty obvious, really. William Saletan at Slate laid it out very well today: Cain's campaign becomes a smoking crater.

Saletan makes the point that you can lie about a lot of stuff in a campaign (obviously). But you cannot lie about things that are easily proven. When you do, you have no credibility left on the core issues.

Herman Cain has taken a "he said/she said" situation and proven, out of his own mouth, why no one should believe him.

Absolutely monumental stupidity.

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