Total falsehoods: 10
Biggest whopper: Somewhere in the middle of Herman Cain’s book tour disguised as a presidential campaign, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO with no elected political experience found himself among the frontrunners for the GOP nomination. Repeated allegations of sexual harassment threaten to push Cain to the back of the pack, but he’s still polling strongly. During the October 18 debate in Las Vegas, Cain claimed that his flat-tax plan would not raise taxes for 84 percent of Americans. As Factcheck points out, a Tax Policy Center report says the opposite—that, in fact, a large majority of Americans, 83.8 percent to be exact, would face higher taxes under Cain’s plan.