The truth could get a word in edge-wise. Fiorina, Trump, Carson, Rubio, Cruz and Christie told lies during the debate.
But, among Republicans, Trump leads the group. I guess it is particularly egregious when a candidate is asked why he said something, and the response is that it was never said, then continues on a different topic. Or make a claim, when the opposite can be proven. Trump: “I am the only person in either campaign that’s self-funding. I’m putting up 100 percent of my own money.” Just not true. Factcheck.org: “Trump denied ever criticizing Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as well as Marco Rubio, with regard to the H-1B visa program. But he actually did so — in his very own immigration plan on his own website.”Politifact.com fact checking of Trump in categories of true, mostly true and half true is 15% in total. Obama scores 75% and Hillary Clinton 81%. Both Obama and Clinton had many more facts checked.
Fact checking the debates
Rule #1: Don’t vote for someone who has never held a single elected or appointed position in government.
So, rule #1 means forget Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump.
Ok. I’m in favor of fresh blood, but not that fresh. Donald Trump can sell. He’s been selling his whole life. If you put up a luxury condominium, you have to sell it for top price- and this is what Trump has doing for the last about 30 years. These days, he pushes Trump brand.
All I hear from Trump is marketing. Great marketing and maybe it’s enough for domestic consumption. He isn’t capable of building international cooperative agreements. He’s thinks way too much in terms of power relationships as dividing the world into friends and enemies. This was the great Bush/Cheney failure.
Carly Fiorina was CEO from 1999 to 2005. The board fired her when HP stock plummeted after the takeover of Compaq. Arianna Packard wrote:
“I know a little bit about Carly Fiorina, having watched her almost destroy the company my grandfather founded,” she wrote.
Dr. Carson is admired as a superb physician. He became a Republican in 2014 and has no experience in any elected or appointed position.
He would make a terrific professor of medicine or preacher, but not the necessary experience for US President.
So cross off Trump, Fiorina and Carson, right now, as unqualified.