I suspect I was not the first 21-year-old who thought he knew more than he did. And one of the virtues of age, one of the virtues of getting married and becoming a father, is it often leads one to take a more measured approach to life.
When you tell the American people, 'Read my lips. No new taxes,' that should mean no new taxes.
You often see in Washington those who disagree you described as stupid or evil. It's one of the most unfortunate trends of modern political discourse. Portraying opponents as too dumb to know the truth but smart enough and wanting people to suffer.
The strength of our economy allows us to maintain the mightiest military in the world, effectively enforcing a Pax Americana.