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Deny You Were Ever There! – “Thoughtlines” – Bob Carr

June 21st, 2011 · No Comments · Campaigning, Electoralism, Leadership, Means and Ends, Political Communication, Politics, US Politics

We appreciate the irony that Roosevelt had won office in 1932 with a conservative commitments to balance the budget made in a campaign speech in Pittsburgh. Prepare a draft that explains why I made that commitment, Roosevelt said to his speech writers in 1936. They thought about it. Shaking his head, speechwriter Sam Rosenam advised, ‘Deny you were ever in Pittsburgh.’

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