October 22, 2012By Anomaly
During the first first Presidential debate, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney used the ‘Lie of the Year’ by PolitiFact. Romney is doing better. Tonight Mitt Romney only used a ‘Pants on Fire’ statement, and one that’s propagated widely by Republicans.
Again — and it’s been several times now — Romney accused Obama of beginning his presidency “with an apology tour.”
Our reviews of Obama’s 2009 foreign travels and speeches showed no such thing. While he criticized past U.S. actions, such as torture practices at Guantanamo, he did not offer one apology.
It’s ridiculous to call Obama’s foreign visits and remarks “an apology tour.” We rate this statement Pants on Fire!
What Obama does, is use diplomacy and respect when dealing with various countries. Romney touched on PolitiFact’s lie in various ways during the debate.
It appears from Romney’s demeanor tonight that he likely thought he’d go the ‘Gish Gallop’ route again. It worked out so well for him previously.
Surprise: Paul Ryan also used PolitiFact’s lie of the year during his debate, before he got Bidened.