He just seemed so . . . sincere. The narrowed eyes, the tightened lips, the determined set of his jaw. The recognition of the urgent need to act to put right so much of what was wrong. He knew what we wanted, what the country needed, and he told us he would deliver it. His promises of change gave us hope.
Enter Red Cloud, the war chief who actually halted US invasion of Lakota tribal lands for a while after the Civil War, but who - unlike Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse - realized his people must make the best deal they could in the face of the unstoppable white tide.
To bring that up to date:They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they never kept but one: they promised to take our land, and they took it.
Cameron made us many promises, more than we can remember, but he has kept only one: he promised to be the heir of Blair - and he is.