When he was running for president in 1932, Franklin Roosevelt made a stirring speech in Pittsburgh where he promised to slash the government’s spending by 25% and balance the budget. He went on to win the presidency.
Then, in 1936, he was running for re-election. Instead of slashing spending and reining in the budget, spending had skyrocketed and the deficit had ballooned. He and his staff discussed how best to address this failure to keep his commitment.
The best advice his staff could offer? “Mr. President, deny you were ever in Pittsburgh.”
In that spirit, I hereby deny that I ever made any postings between this one and the one time-stamped 3:00. Specifically, I made no postings at 7:42 p.m. where I speculated about the outcome of the New Hampshire primary.
Anyone who says otherwise is obviously delusional.