The first thing he didn't do was make promises that he cannot keep. Candidate Perfect did not promise to:
Why didn't Candidate Perfect make promises like this? Because they are not within the authority of the President of the United States. According to the US Constitution, only Congress can do these things as they are legislative in nature. He or she doesn't have the lawful authority to simply wave a magic wand, and pooof!!!, kiss the boo-boo and make it all better.
Candidate Perfect sez: "Beware of Politicians making promises they cannot keep."
Edited to Add that Right about now, Ron Paul is looking more like candidate perfect.