Sorry, is that too harsh? Remember, this is without Newt Gingrich in the race!
Instead, I suggest that you join me in visiting FactCheck.org after any of these debates, Republican or Democratic. They have a team of researchers checking on the many fantastical claims these candidates make. And boy do they make some claims!
- Rudy Giuliani said 2,000 illegal immigrants was the most the federal government deported from New York City during any of his years as mayor. That doesn't square with Department of Homeland Security figures. Giuliani also took a little too much credit for a drop in New York's welfare rolls.
- Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas tried to link gay marriage with an increase in children being born out of wedlock. His statistic, however, doesn't do that.