“We in America are nearer the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of any land.”
— Herbert Hoover, 1927.*
“We are not going to send American boys nine or ten thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.”
— Lyndon Johnson, 1964.
“It will be a rare day on the campaign when terrorism, or national security for that matter, will be a center of attention.”
— The Associated Press, in a piece titled, “For once, 9/11 attacks play small role in election.” It ran on September 10th, 2012.
* You could argue that Hoover was spot-on, if slightly premature in his announcement.