But instead of directing your attention to those Republican candidates (who seem to be competing over who will lower taxes on wealth the most and which one will take away the most civil rights), let’s reflect back to this same day four years ago, when another candidate from another party won the Iowa caucus.
Four years ago on Jan. 3, 2008, Barack Obama made a victory speech in which he detailed four particular campaign promises: Make healthcare affordable, reduce taxes on middle-class America, end the war in Iraq, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
All four of those campaign promises have been kept in the three years he’s been in office. (Sources verifying each in same order previously listed: 1, 2, 3, 4).
Go ahead and take a peek at the video of Obama making those promises four years ago. And after you do, start looking forward. We have a job to do in 2012 to make sure we can continue toward a more promising future.