Liespotting Herman Cain

Herman Cain has accused 5 women of lying. Comedians are having a field day—yet running for President is serious business.  Lie detection experts suggest Cain is the deceptive one because:

  • He denies any wrongdoing yet blatantly nods his head “yes”  in this video. See 00:50- 01:00
  • He displays intermittent “duping delight” throughout several portions of his interview while denying the accusations.   View the first portion of the video above and you will see it throughout.
  • He uses distancing language “ the second woman”  when referring to his accusers and “we” or “you”  rather than “I” when referring to himself
  • He is awash in qualifying language that Jon Stewart masterfully highlights .  For example:  “ Do I know of any <other accusations> that might come out?”…” Not off the top of my head”
  • He issues exceptionally weak denials stating only that no one has proof of wrongdoing –as detailed in this excellent analysis by Peter Romary and my friends at QVerity
  • Rather than denying that more accusations are coming, he signals in most interviews that he expects more on the way—check out   this hilarious interview with Jimmy Kimmel

Kimmel: “ If there are future firestorms will you talk about them?”

Cain: “ I will talk about any and all firestorms”

What do you think? Are there more skeletons in the closet?  Post your comments

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