Pollsters will inform us whether the third time was the charm for any of these candidates in the eyes of potential voters. All we can do is remind you not to believe everything you hear.
We found some puffery in President Bush’s State of the Union address.
Democrats oversell their Medicare prescription drug bill, falsely claiming it will bring big price cuts for medication. Republicans have been equally misleading.
While President Bush was right on the facts he cited in his Iraq speech, there were some notable omissions.
The pro-Bush group Progress for America is running a TV ad appealing directly to Americans’ fear of terrorists, saying bluntly “These people want to kill us.”
Sen. Russ Feingold’s leadership PAC sponsored an Internet video making an unfounded suggestion that President Bush is being urged to eavesdrop “on anybody who has the nerve to disagree with [him] – court order or not.”
A Democratic National Committee (DNC) radio ad claims Republicans would “criminalize…churches just for giving communion” to illegal aliens. The claim is nonsense. The House bill to which the ad refers doesn’t say that. Both the Republican sponsors of the bill and the Bush administration have made clear that’s not the bill’s intent.
He did slash funding for levee projects. But the Army Corps of Engineers says Katrina was just too strong.
Kerry’s “strategy to win the war on terror” is puffery; Bush’s response is much ado about ten words.
It’s a fact McCain endorsed Bush. It’s also a fact he criticized Bush’s war performance.