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A fool and his money are soon elected.
But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.
The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.
P. J. O'Rourke
Three years ago, this week, a newly elected President Obama faced the American people and he said, look, if I can't turn this economy around in three years, I'll be looking at a one-term proposition, and we're here to collect! You know the results. It's been 35 months of unemployment above 8 percent.
Al Qaeda is still a threat. We cannot pretend somehow that because Barack Hussein Obama got elected as president, suddenly everything is going to be OK.
If I am elected President of these United States, I will work with all my energy and soul to restore that America, to lift our eyes to a better future. That future is our destiny. That future is out there. It is waiting for us. Our children deserve it, our nation depends upon it, the peace and freedom of the world require it.
Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.
Mr. President, you were elected to lead. You chose to follow. And now it's time for you to get out of the way.
Nowadays, politically, everybody is promising everything. That's the only way you can get elected.
If I am elected President, the Castro regime will have no reason to doubt our unwavering commitment to your cause. The regime will feel the full weight of American resolve.
Throughout the 20th century, the Republican Party benefited from a non-interventionist foreign policy. Think of how Eisenhower came in to stop the Korean War. Think of how Nixon was elected to stop the mess in Vietnam.
Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
George Jean Nathan
The importance of building relationships among colleagues, of trying to create coalitions behind the issues that you are championing, was not something I ever had much insight into until I was elected and started serving in the Senate.
You're not a leader if you haven't been elected.
I was in civil society long before I was ever in politics or my husband was ever even elected president.
A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.
My favorite time in the cycles of public life is the time when the Pope is dead and they haven't elected a new one. There's no one in the world who is infallible for those weeks. And you know, I don't miss it.
It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.
All politicians should have 3 hats - one to throw into the ring, one to talk through, and one to pull rabbits out of if elected.
A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it.
Harry S. Truman
Elected leaders who forget how they got there won't the next time.
If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.
William Tecumseh Sherman
I would rather be beaten, and be a man, than to be elected and be a little puppy dog.
And the cornerstone of my economic policies, when I first got elected, was cutting taxes on everybody on who paid taxes.
George W. Bush
I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
Arthur C. Clarke
Look, the president is elected to lead and to face the country's biggest challenges. The country's biggest challenge domestically speaking, no doubt about it, is a debt crisis, and I'm really hoping that he is going to give us a budget that tackles this debt crisis.
I am confident that when the facts and policies have been examined, when the record of performances have been reviewed, Barack Obama and Joe Biden will once again be elected to lead our beloved country to a better future.
You read constantly that banks are lobbying regulators and elected officials as if this is inappropriate. We don't look at it that way.
I have suffered my self to be politically sacrificed to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I am never a gain elected I will have the gratification to know that I have done my duty.
When I was elected President nobody asked me to negotiate between Israel and Egypt. It was not even a question raised in my campaign. But I felt that one of the reasons that I was elected President was to try to bring peace to the Holy Land.
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