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Charlotte -- forty years ago when President Obama accepted the presidential nomination at the Democratic Convention in Denver.
He made several policy promises that night and a pitch for hope and change so we fast forward to 2012 and take a look.
At which ones he has kept William legend -- live from our West Coast newsroom with the plus and minus on that ledger they William.
Well Martha tonight the president will be judged by many standards one of those are his own words four years ago he did make promises -- -- kept.
Many he did not but judge for yourself if President Obama.
Lived up to the metrics and criticisms of candidate Obama.
Tonight more Americans are out of work.
And more working harder for less that was candidate Obama four years ago -- you lost -- homes and even more.
-- watching your home values plummet blaming President Bush the failure to respond.
Is a direct result of a broken politics in Washington and the failed policies that George W.
-- he said Republicans refused to accept.
All -- there.
The question tonight.
Will we measure progress by how many people can find a job pays the mortgage unit since the president took office family incomes declined by 4000 dollars.
Candidate Obama also promised did ten years we will -- and our dependence on oil from the middle way.
Connect Persian gulf oil imports increased in each of the last three years he claimed to change things -- tax told the the horrible lobbyists who wrote it.
But Wall Street NASCAR tuneup and energy lobbyist all one tax breaks this year he really ran on this platform at getting rid of special interest.
And that has not happened -- every.
These plans will cost money.
Which is why -- play it out how I'll pay for every -- but the president's latest budget carries a trillion dollar deficit.
It's an awkward situation for him to be -- for sure no doubt about it.
But he's got to make the best of it right now he's got to remind people how we got into this.
So cynics say that political speeches aren't worth the paper they're printed -- that it's about -- elect -- history's any guide Martha especially into the by the government.
Promises are easily and frequently.
And it's you mine thank you very much to win a debate.
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