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Pollster: Obama's 'You can keep it' hurts like 'Read my lips' hit Bush

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It was perhaps the most memorable utterance of former President George H.W. Bush's early days, so when he broke his “Read my lips: No new taxes” pledge in 1990, the public never again viewed his policy promises the same way. A prominent Republican pollster who was working at the Republican National Committee then said the broken pledge contributed significantly to Bush's 1992 loss to Bill...