Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
There is no excitement anywhere in the world, short of war, to match the excitement of the American presidential campaign.
The liberation of Iraq is a crucial advance in the campaign against terror. We've removed an ally of al Qaeda.
I'm not saying that charming, witty and warm copy won't sell. I'm just saying I've seen thousands of charming, witty campaigns that didn't sell.
Almost all political campaigns involve falsity and playacting.
I've been campaigning for 17 of the last 24 months. I'm ready to legislate and not campaign.
When you were a volunteer for the Bush-Cheney campaign, you came in the morning; you had a supervisor who gave you a list of calls to make and a time to do it in.
In any grass-roots campaign, building an ongoing base of support is as important as winning the ultimate goal.
The President has been a big proponent of the public option since the campaign.
But having said that, what's happening with campaign finance reform and our political culture is devastating.
I do think there is something to be said for those who have significant experience at state level and have run campaigns or have been deeply involved in grass roots political campaigns and who have actual hands-on experience.
You don't want to destroy the energy that comes out of a campaign.
Christians should emphatically be campaigning for justice for the poor - but the Church is not a campaign.
The cost of congressional and presidential campaigns has been leaping every two or four years. I think this year it will be 60 percent more than 1996; well over twice as much as in 1992 in the presidential and congressional races.
Well, you know, whats so exciting, is that it was a really telling campaign as well. Whenever we start looking at the differences, they could never be more clear.
When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending the best.
A little tough talk in the midst of a campaign or as part of a presidential debate cannot obscure a record of 30 years of being on the wrong side of defense issues.
And $18 million in three Japanese banks, completely false. That I have two factories in Panama, also completely false. This is part of the counter campaign of some people.
The kind of corruption the media talk about, the kind the Supreme Court was concerned about, involves the putative sale of votes in exchange for campaign contributions.
The candidates we have in this campaign are... the most accomplished, in terms of public service, that we've had since 1960. One of them will be successful.
The campaign against the death penalty has been - while a powerful campaign, its participants have been those who attend all of the vigils, a relatively small number of people.
But I've been very clear in this campaign - I don't believe the party should have a position on abortion.
I have heard that the Saudi Arabians are paying Greenpeace to campaign against Nuclear Power. It wouldn't surprise me at all.
The whole campaign was a tragic case of mistaken identity.
A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in.
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