Dems Debating, the Sequel
June 4, 2007
No whoppers, but hype springs eternal.
Amid barbs on Iraq, there were exaggerations on energy, insurance and other issues in the second debate of candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. Among those we found:
- Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware wrongly cast Iran as a nation running out of oil.
- Former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina talked about gas price manipulation by Big Oil where investigators have found none.
- Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd used old figures that are almost 2 million too high when stating the number of uninsured.
- New York Sen. Hillary Clinton lumped all the Republican Presidential candidates together when it came to their support for the war. That's not quite right.