It was a bit odd during Saturday's GOP presidential debate when Mitt Romney bet Texas Gov. Rick Perry $10,000 to prove a point. Why $10,000? Still, it is hardly the big deal that other candidates and pundits are making it out to be. During the debate, Perry repeated a claim he has made several times, including in a TV ad. He said that Romney wrote in his book that the Massachusetts health care plan should be a model for the nation, and that Romney removed that from the book when it was reprinted in paperback. Romney said that wasn't true and bet Perry to prove it. The size of the wager has since been spun as an example of how the wealthy Romney is out of touch with average Americans. Are the debates and campaigns really that shallow? The more important question ought to be: Who was correct? A Washington Post fact-checker said that "Perry is making a phony claim."