Promises, Promises, Promises: Who Keeps Them?

President Barack Obama
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Promises, promises -- all politicians make them, but they don't always keep them. Just last month, Gov. Dan Malloy canceled the $55 tax rebate he’d promised residents earlier this year. 

This hour, a panel of experts give us an in-depth look at the power of political rhetoric and at what happens when politicians fail to keep their word.


  • Scott McLean - Associate Professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University
  • Dean Karlan - Professor of Economics at Yale University
  • Paul Orzulak - Former Speechwriter for President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore; Pounder and Principal of West Wing Writers