The researchers tell us that people vote their emotions, not the facts, and I believe it. But, I still like to know the facts. When it comes to the presidential and vice presidential debates (actually, to any national election), I count on FactCheck.org to sort out truth from fiction. They research the claims, explain the issues, and provide their sources.
Here's the beginning of their analysis of the debate last night:
FactCheck.org: FactChecking Biden-Palin Debate: "FactChecking Biden-Palin DebateYou can subscribe by email, RSS, or visit their website. They also provide a quick video every week and after each debate, if you'd rather watch.
October 3, 2008 The candidates were not 100 percent accurate. To say the least.
Biden and Palin debated, and both mangled some facts.
* Palin mistakenly claimed that troop levels in Iraq had returned to “pre-surge” levels. Levels are gradually coming down but current plans would have levels higher than pre-surge numbers through early next year, at least.
* Biden incorrectly said “John McCain voted the exact same way” as Obama on a controversial troop funding bill. The two were actually..."
I encourage you to learn the facts. Check them out.