They generally tout their successes and promise voters they can replicate those accomplishments on a national level.
Honesty requires addressing their crimes as well as their successes.
The string of successes may not help Obama in 2012, but they have defused what might have been a major vulnerability.
“One of our successes is the appointment of the first female brigadier general in the Sierra Leone army,” she boasts.
You are coming into successes, out of the shadows of siblings and other rivals.
Of the most notable of all his successes at the Union we shall soon hear.
And it is such failures in all human activities that prepare the way for successes.
More, he enjoyed his wife's successes; he was happy in seeing her happy.
With British successes came the problem of governing the South.
And, Steelman's heart being warmed by his successes, he lent the overcoat.
1530s, "result, outcome," from Latin successus "an advance, succession, happy outcome," from succedere "come after" (see succeed). Meaning "accomplishment of desired end" (good success) first recorded 1580s.
The moral flabbiness born of the bitch-goddess SUCCESS. That -- with the squalid interpretation put on the word success -- is our national disease. [William James to H.G. Wells, Sept. 11, 1906]Success story is attested from 1925. Among the French phrases used in English late 19c. were succès d'estime "cordial reception given to a literary work out of respect rather than admiration" and succès de scandale "success (especially of a work of art) dependent upon its scandalous character."