25 Craziest Political Promises Ever
Posted by David Pegg on January 24, 2013
Everyone knows that when it comes to empty promises politicians have a monopoly. Every time election season rolls around the promises start flowing and without fail the people cling to the ones they want to believe in the most. Sure, while some of them might be a little believable, or at least believable enough, every once in a while the level of audacity the politicians display reaches new heights. So, in honor of their incredible boldness these are the 25 craziest political promises ever.
Although Vernin has made a lot of crazy promises in his comical political career, the promise to provide everyone with ponies and move the United States to a pony based economy really topped off the list.
John Edwards went so far as to say that if him and John Kerry are elected president then people like Christopher Reeves will get up out of their chairs and walk again.
Although he had a point with his statement (legislation does have a tendency of getting a bit wordy), Herman didn’t really manage to get anyone to take him seriously with this promise.
Dan promises the country that no other nation in the world will have better educated American citizens. Touche Dan…touche.
Apparently if Hillary is in the White House then there will be no question as to who is in the White House.
Hmmm…unfortunately Ronald it may be a little too late for that.
This one is a bit of a mind bender. You’ll probably need some Tylenol just to try wrapping your head around it.
Have you ever tried to read a globe upside down? Well, don’t…because then things like this happen.
When Thompson was running for sheriff of Pitkin County in 1970 he promised to he would tear up all the asphalt in Aspen, replace it with sod, and use the asphalt to build a parking lot just outside the city.
Although he had repeatedly called for the impeachment and arrest of George W Bush, Dennis essentially made this his platform, going so far as to warn the Bush administration that they should know their Miranda rights.
Although she has probably already achieved maximum rogueness, Sarah made promises to come back with even more.
This one is best if read in its entirety: “I am here to make an announcement that this Thursday, ticket counters and airplanes will fly out of Ronald Reagan Airport.”
Although he can’t run anymore, and the promise was slightly belated, Clinton seemed to think that although “[he] may not have been the greatest president [he] had the most fun 8 years.”
While running for mayor of San Fransisco in 1980, the Dead Kennedys singer came up with a “funny” platform.
Or their stripes, or whatever it is that zebras have these days.
About David Pegg
David is the editor-in-chief of List25. He has a Masters degree in International Business from University of Florida. He loves to break dance, do flips, play guitar, and everything else that is fun. Follow him on Twitter @iamdpegg
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