Campaign says Internet ad is to ‘set the record straight.’ But it contains some distortions.
Kerry said Feb. 26 that Bush’s budget deficit is “the largest in history.” But by the most important measure that’s not quite true. Half a trillion dollars is the most ever, but several others have been worse relative to the size of the economy.
Kerry voted often against nuclear missiles and bombers in the ’90s, but GOP claims that he opposed a long list of conventional weapons are overblown.
The President can’t keep his figures straight. And most people are getting less than he implies.
Money for veterans goes up faster under Bush than under Clinton, yet Kerry accuses Bush of an unpatriotic breach of faith.
Internet attack ad says Kerry got most “special interest money” of any senator. He didn’t. And Bush got lots more.
Newly released records reflect payments and credits for Air National Guard service meeting minimum requirements, despite a six-month gap.
The President wrongly claimed he cut the growth of discretionary spending. Reality: the growth rate multiplied.
The General says he can’t understand why they voted for Bush tax cuts. Well, they didn’t.
John Kerry is fond of saying “I led the fight” on a lot of things. But reporters who cover Congress often gave others credit for the leading roles in some of those fights — with scant mention of Kerry.