Response to “Don’t make promises you can’t keep”

I agree that politicians need to keep their promises. Many politicians, on the right, left and everywhere in between have lost touch with what the word “promise” really means.
 
For a politician to make a promise about a change they are hoping to enact, they better have a detailed plan to back it up. 
 
Unfortunately, I believe former Secretary of State and current Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who would like to make tuition at public colleges and universities debt-free, has no meaningful plan to make this happen. To go along with Clinton’s lack of a plan, an August poll out of Quinnipiac University shows that just over 30 percent of the sample group view Clinton as trustworthy. Based off these statistics, it seems hard for me to believe that an “informed voter” would put their trust in a 
candidate who is only viewed as trustworthy by just over 30 percent of a sample group.
 
While Clinton has made the promise that she will make tuition at public colleges and universities debt-free, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has not made the promise that he will create a Muslim database. 
 
The column states that Trump neither supported nor denied the creation of a Muslim database. I have a hard time believing informed voters would hold Trump to a promise like this because it was never a promise he made.
 
As the campaign trail continues to heat up, candidates on both sides of the aisle need to be a bit more conservative with how they use the word “promise.” However, the onus
is also on the media to be more cognizant of the fact that a 
 
candidate’s failure to deny a recommendation doesn’t mean that he or she has made a promise to American voters.