I always thought a campaign promise was kind of like a candidate’s contract with the voters. He promises us he’ll do this to win our votes. We vote for him expecting him to fulfill the obligations he agreed to in his bid for office. Ed Driscoll reminds us of this pledge Democratic candidate Barack Obama made on the campaign trail:
On Tuesday, “President Barack Obama said he is ‘agnostic’ about raising taxes on households making less than $250,000 as part of a broad effort to rein in the budget deficit.” Agnostic about a firm pledge made during his campaign? That’s a pretty quick turnaround.
Guess he doesn’t have the guts to stand up to special interests and cut spending.
*Earning less the $250,000 a year