Megyn Kelly Gets Fired Up During Debate, Fires Question at Guests: "Does Truth Matter Anymore at All in the Political Process?"
Over the past three days, news headlines have followed the back-and-forth between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama regarding the former Massachusetts governor's time as head of Bain Capital. It began with Obama's campaign suggesting Romney may be guilty of a felony for corporate practices, then switched off with Romney saying the president owed him an apology for the remarks. The rhetoric has only continued since.
Today on America Live, Megyn Kelly got impassioned in a debate between Dick Harpootlian and Brad Blakeman, in which she kicked it off by saying that the conversation taking place
between both sides of the aisle is "such a turnoff ... the way they run this race, [the] American people are disgusted with this kind of politics." Blakeman agreed.
"I think you're absolutely right," he said. Blakeman called out the president for trying to distract voters from his own "destructive policies" and "distort Romney's record," but also said that the Romney campaign is relying on one strategy in order to win. "They'd better start talking about the issues ... and more importantly, show us who's behind the curtain," Blakeman said. "Who does Romney rely on? Who are the experts he'll bring in [...] to government on immigration, on health care? These are the people who have yet to take the stage."
But Megyn wasn't done, expressing further her distaste for the amount both candidates "talk out of both sides of their mouths," saying that both men want credit for being "positive messengers" on camera, but when the interviews are done and the ad campaigns begin, "they lie."
"Does truth matter anymore at all in the political process, Dick?" she asked in a near-shout at Harpootlian.
"I don't think so," he responded candidly. "I think it's all about perception, and reality is perception ... this is a cultural issue; it's beyond politics."
Watch the full debate: