Wednesday, September 10, 2008

As Campaign Heats Up, Untruths Can Become Facts Before They're Undone

The following is an excerpt from a story in today's Washington Post.

"For now, there appears to be little political reason to back down. A Washington Post-ABC News poll taken Sept. 5 to Sept. 7 found that 51 percent of voters think Obama would raise their taxes, even though his plan would actually cut taxes for the overwhelming majority of Americans. Obama has proposed eliminating income taxes on seniors making less than $50,000 a year, but 41 percent of those seniors say their income taxes would go up in an Obama administration."

I am beginning to wonder who these individuals are who being polled and what their news source is? Are they reading mainstream news, Fox News, Internet blogs or what? I imagine that depending on what they are watching, that is what forms their respective opinions. I am not a big TV watcher, I have seen one McCain ad and one Obama ad. I think that if people are relying on just the ads, they are doing themselves a grave injustice.

There are less than 57 days to the election - the American public needs to research and vote based on what matters most to them - not what they saw in a slanted political ad.

Just this writer's opinion......

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