O Me of Little Faith

Here’s a fun but discouraging site:, which analyzes the statements and speeches and ads run by the presidential candidates to figure out who’s stretching the truth the most.

The current breakdown is as follows:


McCain Campaign

Barely True Claims: 11
Hardly True Claims: 8
Outright Lies: 3
Total fabrications so far? 22


Obama Campaign

Barely True Claims: 8
Hardly True Claims: 4
Outright Lies: 0
Total fabrications so far? 12


According to Farhad Manjoo at Slate, Obama needs to take a lesson from the Straight-Talk Express and start stretching the truth a little more if he wants to win.


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