Words Matter 2012 was inspired by a speech…
Delivered by then-Candidate Obama in February 2008 in which he insisted that his words mattered and that it is our responsibility to hold our politicians accountable. This research project is devoted to doing just that. Our goal is to give voters a non-partisan and objective insight into what politicians promise when seeking support versus what is delivered after the votes are counted and the confetti swept away.
Words Matter 2012 will be the first in a series of such accountability projects by using the promises made by President Obama in 2008 as compared to what he has delivered thus far.
Next year Words Matter 2013 will continue the project for whoever prevails in November.