Washington Post fact check of Perry attack ad: “the kind of gamesmanship that gives politics a bad name”
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The Washington Post did a fact check of Perry’s video ad attacking Mitt Romney’s health care plan for Massachusetts The Post writes, “Perry claims the first edition of Romney’s book states that the Massachusetts Health Care plan was a model for a national plan.” The fact-check writeup goes on to say, “This is the kind of gamesmanship that gives politics a bad name. Perry could have made a reasoned attack on the type of health care reform that Romney supported, but instead he chose to manufacture a phony issue.” The Post’s fact-check article goes on to say, “Romney has long said he did not view his plan as a model for the nation.” The Post gave the Perry campaign ad three Pinocchio’s (images of a face with a long pointed nose) out of a possible four regarding its manipulation of the facts.