On Promises Made & Kept

Now, does that mean you’re not struggling? Absolutely not. A lot of us are. And that’s why the plan that I put forward for manufacturing and education and reducing our deficit in a sensible way, using the savings from ending wars to rebuild America and putting people back to work, making sure that we are controlling our own energy, but not just the energy of today but also the energy of the future —all those things will make a difference. So the point is, the commitments I’ve made, I’ve kept. And those that I haven’t been able to keep, it’s not for lack of trying, and we’re going to get it done in a second term.

But you should pay attention to this campaign, because Governor Romney’s made some commitments as well, and I suspect he’ll keep those, too.You know, when members of the Republican Congress say, we’re going to sign a no tax pledge so that we don’t ask a dime from millionaires and billionaires to reduce our deficit so we can still invest in education and helping kids go to college, he said, me too. When they said, we’re going to cut Planned Parenthood funding, he said, me too. When he said, we’re going to repeal “Obamacare,” first thing I’m going to do — despite the fact that it’s the same health care plan that he passed in Massachusetts and is working well — he said, me too. That is not the kind of leadership that you need, but you should expect that those are promises he’s going to keep.

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This is my favorite thing that was said during Tuesday evening’s debate. President Obama is right– many who enter office keep most of their promises. For me, it’s just a matter of which promises I am willing to stand behind and ALLOW someone to keep. This is more than just party lines, folks– real, tangible, life-altering things are at stake in this election and I’m not willing to stand by in silence as some of the most important things I value are overturned, underappreciated, and exploited while things i vehemently oppose are touted, flooded with money, and shown to the world as what Americans are all about.

Serry Gov. Romney, but you are not my president.

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