Hardball | December 12, 2012
>>> let me finish tonight with this. memory is a fascinating thing. what we choose to hang onto hangs on in our mind no matter what we choose. you remember the president's bad night in that first debate. actually, that's what i'm trying hard to get out of my mind. you remember the oddness of watching mitt romney standing in front of those rich people in florida talking trash about the folks who can't afford to pay $10,000 to sit all dressed up listening to this stuff and feeling so successful in life. you remember the times that one side or the other said something in a tv ad you knew was wrong and it bothered you? if you're like me, you rebel that occasion when the sigh you often agree with said something that just isn't fair. so it's a real battle of impressions and which of them get to stay in your head. i think the good news for the country this year is the side that told the truth more often than the others, although not always, won the election. the side that said things that were dead wrong about the jeep factory heading to china and the nonsense heading to work requirement for welfare and the pathetic claim that president obama spends his time out there in the world apologizing lost. it really did. and maybe, just maybe, the reason the people telling the most truth won. and the people telling the most untruth lost. it's for that very reason. we were, all of us, paying attention because it really mattered. that's "hardball" for now. "politics nation" with al sharpton starts right now.