Tuesday, November 14, 2017
When one loses his reputation, people abandon him -- even if he is on the cusp of victory. That is the case here. Five women have now come forward and claimed that Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate from Alabama, had molested them as teenagers. Moore is refusing to leave the race even though Republican senators in Congress have already disavowed him. He is a man twisting in the wind. Even if his contention that he is the victim of "fake news" proves correct, there is little to no time for him to recover before election day. If he should be elected, Senators have already said they will move to deny him his seat by expelling him. If he did molest these women, that is the least he deserves. Sexual harassment has become the new social sin. There is a confluence of power and sex that many have gotten away with it until now. More reputations will be lost in the coming months.