Originally Posted by Hillman
He thinks there are 57 states and he wasn't even counting Alaska.......we're still in trouble!
techniquely he said 50....(pause)...7 as he was thinking how many states he had visited, so he corrected the number to 47 mentally but forget he had said 50 and not 40, a flub, but not a critical failure
so despite me pointing out a minor issue like saying 57 instead 47, that is a minor issue, he made a small mistake, It's easy to do when speaking to a large crowd and
I know it goes onto another issue, if you listen to what he said in context it's not nearly as bad as it looks out of context
snopes.com: Barack Obama and 57 States
He was trying to express the thought that in all the time he had spent on the campaign trail so far in <NOBR>2007-08,</NOBR> he had visited all (48) of the states in the continental U.S. save for one (i.e., "one left to go," excluding Alaska and Hawaii), but in his weariness he slipped up and started off with "fifty" instead of "forty." (Note the long pause in the video clip between the words "fifty" and "seven.")
comparing that to not being able to list one specific on a super simple question when asked twice is insane
so does anyone have an even half-nonsensical reason why Palin could not list why McCain was a maverick or she could not list a single magazine? thought not.