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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Men and women and politics

Larry and I got into a small argument about the charges against Herman Cain. Basically he said that the ladies accusing him have no credibility because they waited so long to come forward.  I tried to point out how hard it is, how embarrassing, how little incentive there is for a woman to accuse a man of misconduct because her character will be questioned.  But the larger point is, IMO, that voters don't really care about how men treat women.  The political media loves these stories, but in the end, very very few campaigns have been killed by these types of allegations.  Clarence Thomas is a justice for life, despite the allegations that he faced. Most voters, most big donors, most opinion makers, clearly just do not care about how men behave toward women.



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