Letters and Opinions

These are opinion pieces that I have had published in a variety of newspapers and magazines. I have been writing letters-to-the-editor since 2006, and have had over 160 published since then. I also play guitar and sing in a musical revue called The Loser's Lounge. With a cast of guest singers, we perform tributes to great songwriters and bands. The show is in its 24th year, and we perform at Joe's Pub - The Public Theater and Lincoln Center in New York City.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I was disappointed in a question asked of Herman Cain at a recent Republican presidential debate. Mr. Cain has been declaring his unqualified innocence after a number of sexual harassment complaints against him in the past surfaced. Prior to the debate, the Associated Press described the Cain campaign's response to one of his accusers: "Cain's campaign quickly pounced Tuesday on her background, detailing for reporters a hodgepodge of county and federal court cases. The campaign drew a contrast between Cain's 'four decades spent climbing the corporate ladder' and Ms. Bialek's financial woes." The Daily News published my alternate debate question on November 13, 2011.


Unfortunately, Maria Bartiromo asked presidential hopeful Herman Cain the wrong question at Wednesday's Republican debate. I would have preferred to hear Mr. Cain's answer to this question: If it is reasonable, as you have suggested in prior statements, that the financial difficulties of one of your sexual harassment accusers may suggest another motive for her charges, is it not also reasonable to conclude that, based on the four claims that have surfaced so far, there may be some validity to the sexual harassment charges against you?