What is it with Democratic presidential candidates and hyperbole?
- Al Gore inventing the Internet and cleaning up Love Canal.
- John Kerry reliving Apocalypse Now.
- Hillary’s non-existent Tuzla sniper fire.
And now this, from tonight’s debate/interview/conversation/forum/thing:
Obama said the most gut-wrenching decision of his life was to vote against the Iraq War. McCain said it was when he declined an offer to leave a prison camp in Vietnam.
As Dan Riehl writes, “Obama didn’t vote against the Iraq War. He wasn’t even in the Senate! Am I missing something here? Did he somehow qualify this to make it true? Or was it simply made up?”
True–but he made a very personal decision–even if it didn’t count for the record. And it’s seared–seared–into his memory!