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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:07 AM

Obama is doing well with the fact checkers...Romney not so much

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2012/oct/03/fact-checking-denver-presidential-debate/

Politifact is running through debate statements now. Romney is averaging half truth at best, Obama mostly true. I think this will be laid out clearly in the next few days. Romney believes he can say anything and get away with it. Well he is just lying to himself on that.

Obama didn't need to call out every lie. Everyone here knew the lies Romney was spewing. Undecideds aren't going to make their choice tonight. By the time they do, the truth will be made clear.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:08 AM

1. President Obama had better start out the next debate calling him out on his lies.

I'm just sick.

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Response to factsarenotfair (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:12 AM

10. I am completely with you. Horrible performance by the President tonight. nt.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:08 AM

2. and which undecided voter do you think is going care about the fact checkers? I fear not too many

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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:11 AM

8. There's always volunteering

When I make those calls .. I will explain the lies!

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:09 AM

3. that is another point. fact check is here to stay. no, obama didnt need to spend the time calling

him a liar. net media pick it up and run. like with the conventions.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:10 AM

5. Right. Media will cover it daily. As will the many commercials.

The debate is over. The lies will live on.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:09 AM

4. TRUTH!

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:10 AM

6. my hope is that while romney may have won the "battle"

he will have lost the "war".

it was a bizarre show. i don't think obama was on his game, but i can see how it would have been hard to counter romney with all
the sudden policy changes and pandering, etc...

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:10 AM

7. That will be important because one of the things that the pollsters ask, is which candidate do

you believe will tell you the truth?

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:12 AM

9. My young adult son kept saying

romney didn't seem that bad and all I could do was keep repeating that he was lying about pretty much everything. Of course, he wouldn't sound so bad.

I hope they nail him for every one of his lies.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:13 AM

11. If Obama called Willard an out and out liar,

he would have come off as a bad guy. People would not have liked it. This is the job of the press, and the fact checkers.
As far as I am concerned, Mitt hanged himself by his own petard.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:16 AM

13. Agreed President O would have appeared as the "angry black man"

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:19 AM

14. This is What People are Missing

when they say he should have charged Romney with lying. He could have challenged more things than he did, like the $719Billion in Medicare reductions, but beyond that, there are certain things the candidate himself shouldn't say. Others have to say them.

Fortunately, the VP is usually the hatchet man. And Biden can do it with a big grin on his face. He's goin' to have a nice setup for next week's debate.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:31 AM

15. I agree. The president did what he had to. Keep it clean and neat. Make no mistakes. Rmoney did what

he had to do which was be very aggressive without getting nasty. But Rmoney had to make some pretty bold statements. I think they will haunt him. Pres Obama must continue keeping his cool and letting Rmoney make the mistakes.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:15 AM

12. Who needs "Mythbusters" when you can have "Mittbusters!"

Sorry, too much late night TV.

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