Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Making Stuff Up


I love it when people just make stuff up. The average person makes stuff up 23.4% of the time. A politician 84.3%. A reporter, 94.2%.

Here's a quote from Mike Allen's Politico Playbook. It's from Obama at a Manhattan fundraiser last night, $40,000 a plate

"[W]e are being outspent substantially by the other side, and the super PACs are engaging in an experience we have not seen in America democracy for quite some time. They are spending like nobody's business, mostly on negative ads. ... We don't anticipate that we're going to match them dollar for dollar -- we don't need to. But we are going to have to make sure that we can get our message out effectively. ... [T]he upshot is if the election were held today, I think it would be close but I think we'd win."

and the graphic of spending to date.


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