Attack ad revives question of whether Kerry’s numbers add up.
A TV ad from an anti-Bush group says so. But it’s based on a study that actually says something different.
His first three TV ads are downright bland, with lots of generalities and few facts for us to check.
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.
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.