Romney at the third debate.
Unfortunately, in nowhere in the world is America’s influence greater today than it was four years ago.
True? Nope, not even close. Like so many of Mitt Romney’s statements, this one’s just another lie he pulled out of his ass. Here’s a chart from the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project that among other things, measured American influence around the world.
And a chart from Ezra Klein using data from the same Pew report.
As is typical with much of what Romney says, the truth is the exact opposite of his assertions. It has become obvious that the Romney game plan has been to just throw anything and everything out there and hope that some of it sticks.
As the Romney campaign said last August, they have no intention of letting fact-checkers dictate what they say.
Film buffs would know that the illustration above is inspired by the following clip from the 1948 John Huston classic The Treasure of the Sierra Madre starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston and Tim Holt. The film still ranks in my top 20 movies of all time – Casablanca ties with Godfather I and II as my top picks.