Election and Politics Quotes


What a glorious time they must have in that wilderness, far from mankind and election day! Henry David Thoreau

politics can be an ugly game, and in a national election the stakes get higher while the tactics get lower. Geraldine Ferraro

I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all. W. S. Gilbert

You know what? I think the American people are a little pissed, and I think they're pissed at both parties - I think they're really pissed at both parties - and it will be reflected during election time... Whoopi Goldberg

By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon, and it will be American. Newt Gingrich

Osama bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive. Joe Biden

If, after the election, you find a Cy Vance as Secretary of State and a Zbigniew Brzezinski as head of National Security, then I would say we failed. And I'd quit. Hamilton Jordan

Constant conflict is actually often good politics, because the more you can inflame your supporters the more likely they are to show up at Election Day. And if they're more inflamed than the other side, even if the other side has more people agreeing with it, you'll win, because your crowd will show up. William J Clinton

In a democracy, dynasty politics is wrong. We need to free the state and nation from it. Narendra Modi

Whenever any group can vote in a bloc, and decide the outcome of elections, and it fails to do this, then that group is politically sick. Malcolm X

Where annual elections end, there slavery begins ... Humility, patience, and moderation, without which every man in power becomes a ravenous beast of prey. John Adams

For all its considerable merits and inspirational principles, the American system is based upon a continuous uninterrupted process of election campaigns, stretching out year after year. Lost in the perpetual scramble is any long-term vision ... Queen Noor of Jordan

Texas has a lot of electrical votes. [During an election campaign, after George Bush stated that Texas was important to the election] Yogi Berra

Congratulations to Barack Obama - great victory based on building fairer economy and optimism about what politics can achieve. Ed Miliband

Politics was not just about winning the election, it was about winning decisively-having the momentum to carry out one's vision. Historically, any president who squeaked into office on a narrow margin accomplished much less; he was weakened right out of the gate, and Congress never seemed to let him forget it. Dan Brown

We will stand by our friends and administer a stinging rebuke to men or parties who are either indifferent, negligent, or hostile, and, wherever opportunity affords, to secure the election of intelligent, honest, earnest trade unionists, with clear, unblemished, paid-up union cards in their possession. Samuel Gompers

The election makes me think of a story of a man who was dying. He had only two minutes to live, so he sent for a clergyman and asked him, "Where is the best place to go to?" He was undecided about it. So the minister told him that each place had its advantages-heaven for climate, and hell for society. Mark Twain

The Republicans tend to choose the candidate who came in second place in the last election, and Democrats tend to move on. Ask President Ed Muskie how it worked out to be the front-runner. Ask President Howard Dean how it worked out. Brian Schweitzer

There is no doubt that the issue of race is always present in American politics and in the politics of any multiracial society. There is also no doubt that for some people it is an element in the manifested hostility to Obama. But I don't think it is the major theme at all. Obama is right when he reminds people: By the way, I was black before the election. Al Gore

This is the problem with foreign policy - talking about foreign policy in a political context. Politics is binary. People win and lose elections. Legislation passes or doesn`t pass. And in foreign policy often what you`re doing is nuance and you`re trying to prevent something worse from happening. It doesn`t translate well into a political environment. David Corn



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