There were a few misstatements and truth stretches during the debate. But it was both remarkably truthful and surprisingly substantive given the nature of this campaign so far.
Can you imagine the same debate being held between leaders of the 527s that supposedly represent each candidate?
My selection for the best line that wasn’t exactly true but certainly cannot be proven false was this gem offered by the President – and in this phrase, you will find the genius (perhaps accidental here) of the GOP message machine:
“Saddam Hussein had no intention of disarming.”
This is of course true. On the other hand, even if he had every intention of disarming, history now indicates that he would have been unable to do so as he had no arms to dis.