Respect for voters? Romney’s ‘best speech’ but we find factual questions

Posted on August 30, 2012 by

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The address tonight wowed delegates and former top McCain adviser Steve Schmidt and liberal MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell, said that Romney gave his “best speech” ever. But there were a few detours from the truth, we believe.

“Unlike Pres. Obama, I will not raise taxes on the middle class.”

While there are differing assessments of changes in taxes, the President has cut middle class taxes more than the consensus of those saying he is raising taxes.

“Every American is less secure” because he has failed to stop Iran’s nuclear program.”

Iran, by virtually all accounts, does not have a nuclear weapon. Americans are not affected so far. Even if they get one or more, there’s no certainty that they would reach the U.S.  The bigger threat is that they would share the technology with terrorists or other extremists.

“I’ll start my presidency with a jobs tour. He started his presidency with an apology tour.”

This claim has been debunked by fact-checking organizations.

“The centerpiece of the President’s entire campaign is attacking success.”

Not true. And we really don’t know yet what the main thrust will be over the next two months when campaigning accelerates and voters have more interest.

Romney did not mention Afghanistan at all. Was that a significant omission? You decide.

Speaking before Romney, Florida Gov. Marco Rubio said what so many say leading up to an election. He referred once to the former Massachusetts governor as the next president of the United States and be who “will soon be the president of these United States. 

We realize this is a small point but why waste people’s time with comments that try to predict the future. It’s an applause line that could be eliminated in favor of facts about the candidate.