Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer today declined to comment on allegations that his fellow GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain enaged in inappropriate behavior with two female employees of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.

Roemer said he had not heard of the story, which was first reported by Politico this weekend.

"Let's get the facts," Roemer said. "I hope that's wrong."

Roemer spoke just after appearing at the College of Charleston's Bully Pulpit series. About 40 people attended and asked him questions about tax reform, amending the nation's campaign finance laws and how he would communicate as president.

Having limited himself to taking no more than $100 from any donor, Roemer said he has raised only $250,000 and is unsure if he will pay the $35,000 filing fee that the South Carolina GOP is charging candidates who want to get on the state's Jan. 21 primary ballot.

Roemer, 68, has concentrated most of his campaign on New Hampshire, where he hopes to score an impressive showing that will kick his campaign into a higher gear. Roemer said if he isn't on South Carolina's GOP ballot, he might try to run here as an independent in November.

Read more in Tuesday's editions of The Post and Courier.