It's questionable whether Herbert Hoover actually ever promised to put "a chicken in every pot." But even if Hoover did, he was a piker compared to Hillary Clinton. Check out her remarks in a campaign speech today, as aired on this afternoon's Hardball.
HILLARY CLINTON: Over the years, you've heard plenty of promises, from plenty of people in plenty of speeches. And some of those speeches were probably pretty good. But speeches don't put food on the table. Speeches don't fill up your tank. Speeches don't fill your prescriptions or do anything about that stack of bills that keeps you up at night. That's the difference between me and my Democratic opponent. My opponent makes speeches. I offer solutions.
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Got that? Obama might be masterful with a mic, but elect Hillary and she'll spring for dinner, fill your tank, get you your medicine gratis and make your bills disappear. Now that's what I call a president!
Asked about the tactic by Chris Matthews, Clinton fan Lanny Davis commended Hillary for being "on message": nirvana is just a lever-pull away!
Note: this is the same mindset Hillary displayed in her "Evita gives gifts to the little people" Christmas commercial that sent Chris Matthews round the bend.