AFL-CIO Democratic Forum
August 8, 2007
"The president of Canada" and other factual bobbles.
Seven Democratic presidential candidates appeared Aug. 7 in a nationally televised forum at Chicago's Soldier Field, sponsored by the AFL-CIO. Once again, we found some claims that were wrong and others that were questionable.
Sen. Joseph Biden said none of the others "has a better labor record than me." Actually, they all have better AFL-CIO "lifetime" ratings than Biden.
Sen. Barack Obama attempted to revise his own earlier remarks about invading Pakistan, claiming: "What I said was that we have to work with" Pakistan's president. But the record shows Obama didn't actually say that.
Obama also said he would call "the president of Canada" about trade matters. Actually, that nation doesn't have a president.
Sen. John Edwards said the North American Free Trade Agreement "has cost us a million jobs." That million-job estimate is disputed.
That's pretty damn good for the Democrats!! I forgot to put up the one I got for the R's last debate, but I won't forget next time. It's waaaaay longer.