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People just automatically say 'If this guy is ...
by Robert Teeter

People just automatically say 'If this guy is George and Barbara Bush's son,
we don't have any question about those personal qualities
that we were fooled on by Clinton.'
- Robert Teeter

Every person has only so much attention to give,
and politics and government takes up only a fraction
of what it did 25 years ago.
- Robert Teeter

The endorsement of respected conservative Republican
officeholders and politicians is particularly important
at this time as to destroy Reagan's credibility as a loyal Republican.
- Robert Teeter

As the society has gotten larger and more complex,
individuals have lost their ability to influence any
of the institutions that affect their lives.
- Robert Teeter

 

While only about half of the voters feel they know
very much about Reagan or what he stands for,
the Republicans who do have a very positive perception of him.
- Robert Teeter

The President's political travel is going to get blamed
(and probably rightly) for a share of this downturn.
- Robert Teeter

Look at the declining television coverage.
Look at the declining voting rate.
Economics and economic news is what moves the country now,
not politics.
- Robert Teeter

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Many citizens see all the leadership of these large
institutions together in a conspiracy against them
rather than in any adversary relationship with each other.
- Robert Teeter

There are not enough people out talking about the President positively.
- Robert Teeter

We need a little more 'Hail to the Chief.'
- Robert Teeter

We need people out talking about the President,
explaining, agreeing with and praising his actions.
- Robert Teeter

Research has shown that the perceived style of leadership
is by far the most important thing to most voters in
evaluating officeholders and candidates.
- Robert Teeter

We should remember the campaign advertising will be
only a smaller portion of the President's total exposure.
- Robert Teeter

It is my belief that it is not the fact that he traveled
as much as he did during the past few months as much
as what he said and how he said it that hurt him.
- Robert Teeter

We have for the past year and undoubtedly will be for the next year,
dealing with an electorate that is more alienated and
more cynical than at any point in modern time.
- Robert Teeter

The President, the Administration and the campaign need a theme.
I am concerned that the President is seen as a tactician
without an overall strategy of his plan for the country.
- Robert Teeter

Without a Mayaguez, or something comparable that we
don't see in the immediate future,
there is probably no one thing the President can do
to himself to turn this situation around.
- Robert Teeter

Most of the things that need to be said about the President
are things he can't say himself.
- Robert Teeter

We ought not to be looking for something spectacular
but rather develop a plan in conjunction with the White
House to work our way out of this problem over the next six weeks.
- Robert Teeter

Also the fact that anything he does is seen and heard by the entire country,
not just his actual audience or those who live in the
region he happens to be in.
- Robert Teeter

There needs to be a planned series of speeches,
interviews, etc., over the next two or three months
by administration officials and other public figures
talking about President Ford,
what he is trying to do and what he has accomplished.
- Robert Teeter

While the President leads his potential adversaries in almost every state,
his support is soft.
He is seen as honest, sincere, just,
and friendly but gets mediocre or relatively poor ratings being competent strong,
intelligent, and a forceful leader.
- Robert Teeter

This is easy to say with the benefit of hindsight,
but I think it once again points out how very important style of leadership,
that is the way he does what he does,
is to his perception.
- Robert Teeter

I think we need one recognized, respected public figure to make a tough,
blunt statement on just what Reagan's record is and
what he might do to the country,
let alone the Republican Party before Christmas.
- Robert Teeter

I think he could have made most of the trips and gone
to most of the fund-raisers if he would have avoided
the partisan rhetoric and talked to the country as
President in each of these appearances rather than
to the narrow partisan audiences.
- Robert Teeter

Whatever he does should be seen as working at the Presidency
and if he goes to Colorado for Christmas,
it should be for a minimum amount of time,
the family tradition and family get-together aspect emphasized,
and it be seen as a working vacation.
- Robert Teeter

While these attitudes are more visible when direct-
ed at government,
there is ample evidence that many working people distrust
their own union as much as they do the corporation they work for.
- Robert Teeter

The President has not created any Ford constituency,
unique from that of any Republican President.
The one exception to this is that he does show unique
strength with young voters for a Republican.
- Robert Teeter

Another cause for the increase in alienation and cynicism
is a feeling that too many policy decisions that affect
individuals have been taken out of any system that
has accountability or that they can influence.
- Robert Teeter

This person should not be directly connected with the
President Ford Committee nor should he be seen as a
member of the liberal wing of the Republican Party.
He should be someone like Laird or Rogers Morton.
- Robert Teeter

This has resulted in more and more people becoming
inner-directed and having as their only goal,
getting as much as they can get out of the system and
putting as little into it as possible.
- Robert Teeter

People feel that decisions about their jobs,
the way their children are educated,
how their church functions,
and products they buy are made by someone and some
place so distant that they can't find anybody to talk
to that has any influence over them.
- Robert Teeter

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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