Obama Admits His Negative Ads Are Full of Lies

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Tonight, CBS aired a 60 Minutes interview with President Obama. But curiously enough, the news magazine show did not air a clip of Obama admitting to interviewer Steve Kroft that some of his campaign ads contain mistakes and that some even "go overboard."

    60 Minutes did, however, post the clip online.

    CBS describes the clip this way: "President Obama says some of his campaign ads might 'go overboard' or contain mistakes, but most of them simply highlight the differences between him and Gov. Romney."

    "Look, the fact-checkers have had problems with the ads on both sides," Kroft says to Obama in the unaired clip, "and say they've been misleading and in some cases just not true. Does that disturb you? I mean, some of them are your ads."

    Obama responds: "Do we see sometimes us going overboard in our campaign, are there mistakes that are made, areas where there is no doubt somebody could dispute how we are presenting things? You know, that happens in politics."

    Kroft responds: "Aren't the American entitled to the truth? Or a better version of it?"

    "The truth of the matter is, most of the time we're having a vigorous debate about a vision for the country," Obama says. "And, you know, there's a lot at stake in this election. So is it going to be sharp sometimes? Absolutely. But will the American people ultimately have a good sense of where I want to take the country and where Gov. Romney takes the country? I think they will."

  2. Probably doesn't matter, "where Romney wants to take the country"....

    Regardless of where, we already know where Odumbo wants to take us.. and we can't survive that.

    :( :(
  3. I watched Romney's interview and a little of Obama's. Romney's plan from what I could tell is wait and see, he didn't give any specifics, it was basically Lucrums ABO argument.
    Obama came across very well with a good argument to get reelected, he might of blown it in the last part of the interview that I didn't see though.
    Romney did come as personable as Romney can come across. It's hard to say because I'm not voting republican this year but I would think the 60 minutes story will help Obama more with independents than it will help Romney, although Romney did not hurt himself in this interview. So not shooting himself in the foot is a plus for the contender.
  4. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    This is the core argument of ABO I subscribe to.