I've been closely following the presidential campaign and can't help but focus on four popular rumors circulating about both candidates.
I thought I'd do a little investigating what's been said about both nominees and dig up the realities of them.
1. Although there are charts, like in my last post, that reveal increasing job creation, I've heard that the unemployment rate was actually closer to 15% than under 8%.
Or were they talking about the UNDERemployment rate? Because that number according to GALLUP Economy is 16.5%.
Every other resource I looked at still gives me the under 8% unemployment rate, so Obama must have done something.
2. I've also observed how Mitt Romney changed his own campaign platform and now gears tax cuts towards the middle class..."5 weeks before the election" as President Obama said in the first presidential debate. I was under the impression that he wanted tax cuts for upper-class individuals...
And according to a Washington Post article, I knew I was right. It stated that if his tax cuts won't add to the deficit, he'd increase tax on the middle class and cut them on people with high incomes.
Huffington Post Business also recognized Romney's new approach by saying he contradicted his recent claim.
3. "Romney, you said 'Let Detroit go Bankrupt.'" How many times have we heard this from President Obama after the former Massachusetts governor criticizes the president for the $8 billion auto industry bailout.
Well, it's true...Mitt Romney actually wrote an Op-Ed for the New York Times in late 2008. However, he did propose ideas on how he thought the auto industry could be saved.
So we could argue that Romney did not mean "bankrupt" in the negative terms everyone else thinks of them as.
4. Let's bring up the senatorial race of 1994 between Teddy Kennedy and Mitt Romney. I remember seeing a clip of it when a commentator on TV said that Romney has changed since his views since then.
I even called Mitt Romney an "open-minded guy"...but I don't think Teddy Kennedy thought so.
So regardless of what the video shows, what any media outlet says, it's possible that views change over time.
And as a 20 year old I can FULLY understand that whatever plan is spoken about will not be in place on the first day of office, let alone completed in four years.
13 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY !!!
*Picture Credits to Google; "Obama Funny," "Mitt Romney funny"
"The Real Romney ?" video from YouTube.