Ed Driscoll

Famous Last Words

“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.