If you didn’t watch the debate, a transcript can be found here.
On our issue, Obama once again stretched the truth, with his statement that “there are millions of women all across the country, who rely on Planned Parenthood for, not just contraceptive care, they rely on it for mammograms…”
Not a single Planned Parenthood office in the country performs mammograms. This claim has been so thoroughly debunked that I must conclude that the President was being deliberately misleading. I guess “mammogram referrals” just doesn’t have the same rhetorical punch to it. Neither does “300,000 abortions a year,” which is of course what this is really about.
Overall, the consensus is that Obama clearly did much better this time around than he did in the first presidential debate. There’s less consensus on who won. Both candidates at times talked over the moderator, which many viewers found arrogant and off-putting.
I turn this over to the masses: What did you think of last night’s debate?