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Lewyn Addresses America

A little politics, a little urbanism- I also blog 100 percent on urbanism at https://www.planetizen.com/user/63 and http://www.cnu.org/blog/194

Politifact.com not only factchecks statements by politicians, but also keeps a running tab on how often they are accurate.  These are the standings for presidential candidates so far (not counting Santorum and Johnson, who have only one or two rated statements each):

 

“True” or “Mostly True”    “Half” or “Barely True”  “False” or “Pants on Fire”

Paul              9 (63%)                                      3 (21%)                               2 (15%%)

Obama        151 (48%)                                 110 (35%)                         52 (16%)

Romney      24 (48%)                                   14 (28%)                           12 (24%)

Pawlenty      4 (40%)                                     4 (40%)                           2 (20%)

Gingrich          4 (33%)                                   3 (25%)                          5 (42%)

Cain                 2 (25%)                                    1 (12%)                          5 (63%)

Bachmann      0 (0%)                                    5 (24%)                          16  (76%)

http://politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2011/jun/13/fact-checking-republican-debate-new-hampshire/

for links to each candidate’s “file.”

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