My, how quickly we forget. Obama campaigned (and won) on a promise to "change the way business is done in Washington." His contract with voters was quite ...
It says that someone won the election, based on people believing that he would do something he promised to do, but had not yet done.
n both cases, a young Democrat won on a promise of youthful change. Voters, Mr. Dallek said, “want something fresh.” President Kennedy ...
Macron Beats Le Pen, Now Comes the Hard Part - VOA News
May 8, 2017 - He won on a promise of prosperity for all, and must now unite a country bitterly divided between globalists and nationalists. “Europe and the ...
Usually it is omeone else talking about how someone managed to get advantage, without actually proving he could do the thing required.