Some of you may remember the exchange I had with Brad Marston, who either works for Herman Cain’s campaign or is a very enthusiastic supporter, in the comment thread of a post where I opined that Cain’s campaign is essentially dead on arrival. Mr. Marston showed up and offered a rather sizable bet of $2500 on whether Cain wins the Republican nomination. If he does, I make a $2500 donation to Cain’s campaign; if he doesn’t, he makes a $2500 contribution to me.
He wanted me to send him the money so he could hold it in escrow, but I said no. I’m more than happy to send him proof that I have the money, but I’m not going to let it garner interest in his account. I also offered to sign a contract making the wager official. He then falsely accused me of not having the money, despite my offer to prove it and sign a contract on it, which one might view as an attempt to get out of the bet. But even after that he did say this:
But on the small chance I do lose, what address would you like me to send the check.
Which sounds like he still agreed to pay the bet if he loses. Will he actually do so? I doubt it. But I certainly intend to humiliate him publicly about it as much as I possibly can if he doesn’t.