Can Obama count ?

About: foxnews.com - obama: '10,000 people died' in kansas tornado - politics | republican party | democratic party | political spectrum

Maybe he counts his supporters in the same way.  let's see...
source: ...  Barack Obama, caught up in the fervor of a campaign speech Tuesday, drastically overstated the Kansas tornadoes death toll, saying 10,000 had died.

The death toll was 12.


Newsflash - the town of Greensburg, Kansas apparently had only 1600 people to start. See this CNN article.

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  1. obama arithmetic
  2. political mistakes
  3. obama

Comments


Mark de LA says
seth 2007-05-09 09:28:28 7162
Considering the source i'd sure double check the context of Obama's actual speech ... not that little mistakes can't be easily made ...  here laugh at Bush's math mistake on dates ... the queen did.  
He exaggerated - Get over it! Here are 175 more references.  Such brings to mind the exaggerated comments on Katrina by others who want to make things look bad (bad memes = bigger need for governments to do something).
Bush is not on the '08 ticket for president, sadly Obama is! Again, do you want me to create a Bush-bashing node for your stuff ?

Mark de LA says
I'm not in the business/habit of supporting your candidate's research. I gave you 175 references you do the work. Obama does seem to have begun to go down the same exaggeration road that one of his predecessors, Al Gore did during his exaggeration/fabrication plagued campaign in 2000.


Mark de LA says
Well it is pretty clear (listen carefully, though) in the video. Ten thousand does sound better when you can follow it with the entire town destroyed (which is true!)

Seth says
M 2007-05-09 10:01:23 7162
He exaggerated - Get over it! Here are 175 more references.  Such brings to mind the exaggerated comments on Katrina by others who want to make things look bad (bad memes = bigger need for governments to do something).
Wow ! .. you're really taking him literaly.  It was a mistake, not a exaggeration.  Now Gore's standing on the ladder, that was probably an exaggeration.  Don't you think there is quite a big difference?  Please paste the actual quote here in context if you are serious about giving Obama a gig.

Mark de LA says
Welcome to the wonderful world of gotcha politics.  They & you have been doing that with Bush & conservatives for years.


Seth says
Wow the wolves are licking their lips all over the blogosphere on this mistake ... que Obama, give them a cool response ...   i wonder how i would write it ... gotta be funny ... gotta really be funny ... no whining, just show them how stupid they are and we can all have a good laugh .  Bush covered his mistake well and so did the queen.  Now it's Obama's turn. 

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