Monday, February 13, 2012

Truth Quotient History - Candidates

The tripartite grouping of Truth Quotients of candidates for the presidency has returned - President Obama solidly in truth-telling territory, Ron Paul and Mitt Romney slightly below a coin-flip, and Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich way down in the super-panderer nether regions. Only Santorum and Gingrich moved much in the past month. Each experienced some reversion to the mean. For Gingrich this meant a bump in TQ and for Santorum a dip. For clarity, and because Panderbear doesn't beat dead horses, Rick Perry, Jon Huntsman, and Michele Bachmann have been removed from the chart.

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  1. I don't think your chart is long enough to include Bachman's whoppers anyway - maybe if you put the chart on a roll of toilet paperit would fit. And make a statement on the quality of the speech.

    1. Note that the TQ scale is logarithmic. I did that so that when Michele Bachmann's minuscule TQ was included it would actually appear separately from the bottom line on the box. ;-)