West Wing actor Richard Schiff: Romney like a used car salesman

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, October 4, 2012 21:49 EDT
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West Wing actor Richard Schiff on Thursday night said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had the demeanor of a “car salesman.”

“It’s so easy to pick a lie and stick to it,” he told Current TV host Cenk Uygur. “It’s much harder, if you have any semblance of wanting to tell the truth, to be able to look that in the eye and deal with it, because it makes your jaw drop.”

“I think the president was taken off guard by the audacity of the lies, the repeated make-believe that Romney was throwing at him. It stuns you when it happens to you,” added.

President Barack Obama’s performance during the first presidential debate on Wednesday night was quickly panned by pundits, who noted that Romney appeared to be much more focused and aggressive.

But fact checkers have said that Romney “brazenly lied on numerous occasions and that could change the story line over the next several days.” Though Obama distorted the truth at times as well.

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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