If campaign promises don't count, and we shouldn't expect candidates to follow through on them or hold them accountable for breaking them (because "everyone else" does it), why do we even care what is said at the State of the Union Address? Isn't the SOTU just a revised set of campaign promises to carry through until the next election (in this case, congress 2010)?Answer Question
Answer by Scorpio359 at 2:00 PM on Jan. 25, 2010
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 2:29 PM on Jan. 25, 2010
We should just let the person with the most money/contacts have the seats
. Are you kidding- THAT's exactly what we do- Exactly why 3rd party candidates do not have a real shot at the Presidency!
Answer by Sisteract at 2:35 PM on Jan. 25, 2010
Who said campaign promises don't matter? Of course they matter, but you need to be realistic when looking at what steps a President has taken to try to make those promises come to fruition. I'm not going to try to convince you of anything, but he has addressed several key issues that he said he would address, so I don't see how he is lying. For example; Health care, Afghanistan, Iraq, Guantanamo, Climate Change. While I hardly doubt he would call any of these major victories behind close doors, he has taken a look at our policy regarding those issues and reformulated it to what he and his advisors think is the best path for this country.
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