Washington (CNN) – Promises are an inherent part of campaigning. But in a time where distrust of government is at an all-time high, 2012 Republican candidates are using promises of action on Day 1 of their administrations to convince voters of the seriousness of the problems facing the nation and their seriousness about taking immediate action to fix them.
For the most part, the campaigns have focused on using executive orders as a means to do something on the first day.
Sure they can be met. Just look at Obama. He said he'd close Gitmo and... oh wait. Never mind.
Republicans promised a lot before the Bush years and they had a Congress that didn't obstruct every initiative. Unfortunately, their list of accomplishments was short – two wars and a trashed economy. These same corporate lap-dogs have blocked every attempt to fix the mess with only Tea Party initiatives coming our of the House and nothing but filibusters from the Republicans in the Senate. Moderates and Independents will not want the same thugs back in control – especially now that our economy is recovering.
Let me guess, if a republican is elected, suddenly the republicans in congress and in the senate are going to care about the middle class, seniors, workers, veterans, etc. I don't think so.