What happened to Promise No. 13?

by thoughtfulconservative

Once again we wonder at PoliFact. From knoxnews.com via the one and only Instapundit, we discover another campaign promise from Obama that gets dubious treatment.

If you look at the front page of The Obameter, you will find that promise 13 is no longer there. Here’s the explanation.

The rating was unusual because Congress actually passed it before he was elected. Our reasoning was that as the nominee of the Democratic Party at the time, he was effectively the leader of the party and it seemed reasonable for him to share in the credit.

This is all well and good, but it was a promise, wasn’t it? And as such, shouldn’t it be dealt with in some way? And not just ignored?

That will temporarily reduce our total to 509 campaign promises. But we expect to add several new ones that we’ve discovered in the next week or two.

So who knows how many we’ll have in a couple of weeks.

In the comments to another post Todd mentions he has a spread sheet with 895 promises. It requires registration to the website.

Numbers may vary. Opinions as to whether the promise was kept or not may vary a little less.

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2 Comments to “What happened to Promise No. 13?”

  1. Seems like a pretty fair decision in the end.

  2. They may have made a correct decision but they botched the explanation. First they let readers dissuade them from the decision they made, now they have a gap in their promise list. And they will probably get more negative feedback on the decision they made.

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