Words of the second presidential debate

17 10 2012

What a contentious debate! Reviews are mixed, and not suprisingly most in Obama’s favor, but I think Romney did a very good job looking Presidential, answering each question (when Obama skipped two), and catching Obama in several lies.

Here are the word clouds from last night.

Romney: People Get Going – were the three most used words

Obama: Governor Make Going – were Obama’s

Again, he talks about his opponent more than his plan.

The whopper lie of the night was:

Obama: The day after the attack, governor, I stood in the Rose Garden and I told the American people in the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened. That this was an act of terror and I also said that we’re going to hunt down those who committed this crime.

But what he said on Sept 12 in the Rose Garden was:

“No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation

He did not say the attack the night before was an act of terrorism.

What is important here is that if there is an attack of terrorism – we need to know. We don’t need a President who thinks about it for weeks on end, takes his time and studies the matter and it’s political implications. We now know the intelligence was there and the attack was observed in real time.

It was a stunning mis-use of words, and a flat out lie for Obama to say he called it terrorism within 24 hours.




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