The transcript from CNN is here and from ABC here, and I will embed the video in another post as soon as it becomes available, but on the topic of the education initiative where the top quarter of a graduating class was provided with a four-year tuition- free ride at any Massachusetts public institution of higher learning where Obama claimed that happened before Romney took office... Obama lied.
From the transcript:
And the principles that we put in place, we also gave kids not just a graduation exam that determined whether they were up to the skills needed to - to be able compete, but also if they graduated the quarter of their class, they got a four-year tuition- free ride at any Massachusetts public institution of higher learning.
OBAMA: That happened before you came into office.
ROMNEY: That was actually mine, actually, Mr. President. You got that fact wrong.
Fact: In 2004, Romney and the legislature established and funded a program to reward the top 25 percent of Massachusetts high school students with a four-year, tuition-free scholarship to the state's public universities or colleges.