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Old 01-02-2008, 02:25 PM
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Romney's Ridiculous Hyperbole

January 2, 2008

He predicts more change in the next 10 years than in the last 1,000.

Not likely.


Romney says in a TV ad that the U.S. will see more change in the next 10 years "than in the last 10 centuries." More than since the Dark Ages? More changes than the advent of the printing press, railroads, constitutional democracy, penicillin, electricity, telecommunications and the Internet all put together? We don't think so.


FactCheck.org: Romney's Ridiculous Hyperbole

I have to agree,Romney got more than just a "tad" carried away!..
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:40 PM
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Romney spokesman Matt Rhoades said the candidate didn't mean what he said as a statement of fact. "It's a metaphor about the future," Rhoades told FactCheck.org. "Governor Romney is optimistic that our nation's best days are ahead of us and with that comes great progress and change. Perhaps, the greatest progress and change our nation has ever seen."

We don't dispute that the country's best days may lie ahead, or that "perhaps" unprecedented progress can be made in the next decade. But that's not the way Romney put it. And it's incorrect to call what he said a "metaphor," which is a figure of speech in which one thing is said to be another, such as "Life is a bowl of cherries." It would be more accurate to call it an absurd overstatement.
If this was a "metaphor", he could've done ALOT better...
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