“I think the challenge that I’ll have in the debate is that the president tends to, how shall I say it, to say things that aren’t true,” Romney said. “I’ve looked at prior debates. And in that kind of case, it’s difficult to say, ‘Well, am I going to spend my time correcting things that aren’t quite accurate? Or am I going to spend my time talking about the things I want to talk about?”Talk about a case of projection. I mean, Mitt Romney has spent half this campaign relaying dispatches from the United States of His Imagination ... and he's spent the other half furiously twisting the dials of his Etch A Sketch.
But even if Mitt Romney were the Honest Abe of presidential candidates, this is really not something over which he need clutch any pearls. This is a debate, not a convention. Romney will be standing right next to President Obama, and he'll have a microphone in front of his mouth—not a ball gag. If the president—or one of the debate moderators—says something that Romney thinks isn't true, he can correct the record, and he can do it on the spot.
I'll guarantee you that's exactly what President Obama will do when Mitt Romney peddles lies and falsehoods. And I'll also guarantee he'll spend a lot more time correcting Romney's untruths than the other way around.