The PolitiFact report card on the presidential candidates

In the Republican debates and the avalanche of TV ads in Iowa and New Hampshire, the presidential candidates have made lots of claims about the credibility of their opponents -- and themselves. PolitiFact has checked hundreds of statements ranging from Mitt Romney's claim that Solyndra had robots that whistled Disney tunes (Half True) to Rep. Michele Bachmann's statement that the HPV vaccine can cause mental retardation (False). Collectively, those ... Full Story »

Posted by Fabrice Florin - via Craig Newmark, Google News (Fact Check), PolitiFact

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Patricia L'Herrou
4.0
by Patricia L'Herrou - Jan. 2, 2012

this seems to be a good representation of the candidate's overall reliability of statements based upon facts. at least it meshes with my own perception of the (not following too closely) candidates campaign rhetoric. and it includes the perceptions i had of john huntsman whom a number of non-conservatives have thought to be relatively harmless. factual or not, this doesn't represent policies which the candidates espouse based upon fact or not; however lying and distorting say a lot about character and /or intelligence.

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