At Last Night's Debate: Romney Told 27 Myths In 38 Minutes

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Pundits from both sides of the aisle have lauded Mitt Romney's strong debate performance, praising his preparedness and ability to challenge President Obama's policies and accomplishments. But Romney only accomplished this goal by repeatedly misleading viewers. He spoke for 38 minutes of the 90 minute debate and told at least 27 myths: 1) '[G]et us energy independent, North American energy independent. That creates about 4 million jobs'. Romney's plan for 'energy independence' actually relies heavily on a study that assumes the U.S. continues with fuel efficiency standards set by the Obama administration. For instance, he uses Citigroup research based off the assumption that ''the United States will continue with strict fuel economy standards that will lower its oil demand.' Since he promises to undo the Obama administration's new fuel efficiency standards, he would cut oil...

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