Newt Gingrich didn’t know when he would take office if he wins the presidency. Rick Perry got the voting age and the date of Election Day wrong. Herman Cain didn’t realize the president does not sign amendments to the Constitution.
In ways large and small, Republican presidential hopefuls are proving on multiple occasions to be “factually challenged,” as Gingrich rather haughtily described a rival, despite getting some things wrong himself.
Romney, too, stepped in it. The former Massachusetts governor said Obama engaged in “one of the biggest peacetime spending binges in American history.” He overlooked the United States’ role in conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.
Published: Dec 1, 2011