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The presidency is more than a popularity contest. ...
by Al Gore

The presidency is more than a popularity contest.
- Al Gore

I think the cost of energy will come down when we make
this transition to renewable energy.
- Al Gore

Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look
like your passport photo.
- Al Gore

Our world faces a true planetary emergency.
I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a
challenge to the moral imagination.
- Al Gore

 

The day I made that statement, about the inventing the internet,
I was tired because I'd been up all night inventing the Camcorder.
- Al Gore

I have made good judgments in the past.
I have made good judgments in the future.
- Al Gore

While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage,
the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors,
he is a moral coward.
- Al Gore

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I have absolutely no plans and no expectations of ever being a candidate again.
- Al Gore

During my service in the United States Congress,
I took the initiative in creating the Internet.
- Al Gore

The first less is this: take it from me,
every vote counts.
- Al Gore

How could this Y2K be a problem in a country where
we have Intel and Microsoft?
- Al Gore

Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven
impossible to deter and we should assume that it will
continue for as long as Saddam is in power.
- Al Gore

Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.
- Al Gore

I pledge to you today that as president,
in my first budget, I will introduce the largest increase
in special education ever.
- Al Gore

I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality.
But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest.
- Al Gore

George Bush taking credit for the wall coming down
is like the rooster taking credit for the sun rising.
- Al Gore

No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as
well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
- Al Gore

Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion
to save civilisation in World War Two.
We have everything we need except political will,
but political will is a renewable resource.
- Al Gore

Hey, you know what, I've gotta go on that 'Letterman' show.
That show is so lame.
- Al Gore

As president, I will bring all the parties and stakeholders together.
I am going to come up with a solution that respects
the environment and does not cause an upheaval in the economy.
- Al Gore

We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to
enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.
- Al Gore

A zebra does not change its spots.
- Al Gore

The Bush administration works closely with a network
of rapid response digital brownshirts who work to pressure
reporters and their editors for 'undermining support for our troops.'
- Al Gore

We need to remake the Democratic party.
We need to remake America.
- Al Gore

A president who breaks the law is a threat to the very
structure of our government.
- Al Gore

When you have the facts on your side,
argue the facts.
When you have the law on your side, argue the law.
When you have neither, holler.
- Al Gore

Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really
a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and
political imagination for all of our people.
The American democratic system was an early political version of Napster.
- Al Gore

I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range
of initiatives that have proven to be important to
our country's economic growth,
environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.
- Al Gore

The heart of the security agenda is protecting lives -
and we now know that the number of people who will
die of AIDS in the first decade of the 21st Century
will rival the number that died in all the wars in
all the decades of the 20th century.
- Al Gore

As I have said for many years throughout this land,
we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the
Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization.
Every bit of that has to change.
- Al Gore

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

When you see how the President makes political or policy decisions,
you see who he is.
The essence of the Presidency is decision-making.
- Bob Woodward

If the American people really come to a settled belief
that Bush lied us into war,
his presidency will be over.
- Bill Kristol

If the Soviet empire still existed, I'd be terrified.
The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now.
- Newt Gingrich

I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being
a jackass caught in a hail storm.
You've got to just stand there and take it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy,
I always remind myself it could be worse.
I could be a mayor.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Well, Warren Harding, I have got you the presidency.
What are you going to do with it?
- Florence Harding

But we need to show that the EU can modernise itself,
can adapt to the needs of its citizens,
can take their views into account.
That will be our ambition for the UK Presidency.
- John Hutton

No man will ever carry out of the Presidency
the reputation which carried him into it.
- Thomas Jefferson

The student community of Presidency College was also politically most active.
- Amartya Sen

The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them.
- Richard M. Nixon

I reached a situation in which I cannot conduct the presidency.
- Moo-hyum Roh

Postman is a media analyst and his theory is that television
doesn't influence our culture,
but that it is our culture and the presidency and anything
that relies on television.
- Val Kilmer

Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll
spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is
not to be trusted with the office.
- David Broder

When you get to be President, there are all those things,
the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes,
all those things.
You have to remember it isn't for you.
It's for the Presidency.
- Harry S. Truman

Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency.
- Richard M. Nixon

My fellow citizens, the American Presidency is not
supposed to be a journey of personal discovery.
- Sarah Palin

In the scheme of our national government,
the presidency is preeminently the people's office.
- Grover Cleveland

Watergate had become the center of the media's universe,
and during the remaining year of my presidency the
media tried to force everything else to revolve around it.
- Richard M. Nixon

No man could be equipped for the presidency if he has
never been tempted by one of the seven cardinal sins.
- Eugene McCarthy

I learned running the government for the Presidency,
which I always thought was difficult,
is even more difficult than I thought.
- Lloyd Cutler

With me it is exceptionally true that the Presidency is no bed of roses.
- James K. Polk

As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life
were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.
- Martin Van Buren

I thought it completely absurd to mention my name in
the same breath as the presidency.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

In his first 100 days, Mr. Obama has put the fate of
his presidency in the hands of House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
He may come to regret that decision.
- Karl Rove

Again, President Reagan was sort of an amiable presence
out at the ranch by the last 6 months of his presidency.
He had no effect on national policy at all.
- Paul Begala

I think it has sullied his presidency.
As brilliant a politician as Bill Clinton is,
as magnetic a personality as he can be,
there is one little screw loose somewhere.
- Morley Safer

The book shows Clinton in the presidency as a profile in growth.
- Sidney Blumenthal

No man has the right to use the great powers of the
Presidency to lead the people,
indirectly, into war.
- Wendell Willkie

You can always get the truth from an American statesman
after he has turned seventy,
or given up all hope of the Presidency.
- Wendell Phillips

If I were president of the United States,
I would include Moslems in my presidency.
- Jerry Falwell

Few men in our history have ever obtained the Presidency
by planning to obtain it.
- James A. Garfield

I read the book with interest, but when Jackson was
a candidate in 1828 for the Presidency,
I opposed him and voted for Adams.
I favored a protective tariff.
- Ezra Cornell

I teach at USC, and it's obvious to anyone who teaches
college students that they don't cover much modern
history and certainly not the modern presidency.
- Robert Scheer

The Obama presidency has two great missions:
fixing the economy,
and preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons.
- Benjamin Netanyahu

You win the presidency by connecting with the American
people's gut insecurities and aspirations.
You win with a concept.
- Thomas Friedman

I began by telling the president that there was a cancer
growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was
not removed the president himself would be killed by it.
- John Dean

The presidency is not an entry-level electoral job.
- John Podhoretz

The earlier practice of the Church had been more or
less to employ in worship under the presidency of the pastor or pastors,
the gifts of the congregation.
- Robert Rainy

The presidency has made every man who occupied it,
no matter how small, bigger than he was;
and no matter how big,
not big enough for its demands.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency.
I anticipate criticism; but however unfavorable I trust
that my sincerity will not be called into question.
- Victoria Woodhull


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