Before Obama and Romney were even born, President Franklin D. Roosevelt warned about those who gloss over the facts. Speaking to the Democratic convention during his 1936 reelection campaign, FDR cautioned voters to be wary of smooth talkers and their deals that are just too good to true:
"Let me warn you and let me warn the nation against the smooth evasion which says, 'Of course we believe all these things; we believe in social security; we believe in work for the unemployed; we believe in saving homes. Cross our hearts and hope to die, we believe in all these things; but we do not like the way the present Administration is doing them. Just turn them over to us. We will do all of them- we will do more of them we will do them better; and, most important of all, the doing of them will not cost anybody anything.'"
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