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Anything that costs you more hours of effort or worry
than it brings you hours of enjoyment
is a candidate for downsizing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.
- Kin Hubbard

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
- Robert Byrne

In order to be a top-tier candidate,
I need 7.5 million dollars,
and I currently have 0.0 million dollars.
- Stephen Colbert

 

The Manchurian Candidate was the most important movie I was in,
let's face it.
- Angela Lansbury

Crisis alone is not enough.
There must also be a basis, though it need be neither
rational nor ultimately correct,
for faith in the particular candidate chosen.
- Thomas Kuhn

It is acceptable to bring someone to tears if it explains
to them in an emotional way why a product,
a service, or a candidate is the right person,
is the right thing to do.
- Frank Luntz

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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

When you're bringing in a fairly unknown candidate
challenging a sitting president,
the population needs a lot more information than reduced coverage provides.
- Walter Cronkite

To balance China, the democracies will need new friends -
and India with its fast-growing economy,
youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate.
- David Frum

I consider myself an excellent candidate...
because I care.
- Vincent Frank

This is the first convention of the space age -
where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.
- David Brinkley

With 500 channels and the Internet available,
you'd think a candidate could get the word out.
- Larry King

I would rather be the candidate of the NAACP than the NRA.
- John F. Kerry

Political promises are much like marriage vows.
They are made at the beginning of the relationship
between candidate and voter,
but are quickly forgotten.
- Dick Gregory

I am a registered Democrat and two-time unsuccessful candidate for office.
- Jack L. Chalker

Anyway, I just haven't been able to find any humanity
in any Republican candidate ever in my entire life.
- Alan Rudolph

The candidate was required to prepare himself by confession,
fasting, and passing the night in prayer.
- Horatio Alger

This is what happens, when, for the first time in modern history,
a candidate resorts to lawsuits to try to overturn
the outcome of an election for president.
- James Baker

The candidate out front on Labor Day has historically
been the one who stayed ahead in November.
- Peter Jennings

I was the first candidate to come out against this war,
spoke at every anti-war march.
- Al Sharpton

Every candidate goes into every debate hoping that
they can own a particular moment.
- Peter Jennings

You can't get much more liberal than John Kerry is.
I mean, he's my candidate, but, I mean,
come on.
- Don Imus

People have said I'm the candidate of anger.
Well, we have a right to be angry.
We lost 3 million jobs.
We lost our place as the moral leader of the world.
- Howard Dean

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

I think I might as well give up being a candidate.
There are so many people in the country who don't like me.
- William Howard Taft

No candidate can win a presidential race advocating
gay marriage and opposing the military action in Iraq.
- Dick Morris

I don't see a candidate on the scene right now,
but it is going to have to be a candidate that people
can look at as a leader and not as a man or a woman.
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower

I don't think anyone should pick a candidate for any
office based solely on gender.
That would be, I believe, a mistake.
- Jim Nussle

I believe that any candidate who supports the war should not receive our support.
It doesn't matter if they're Senator Clinton or whoever.
- Cindy Sheehan

George W. Bush is not only a great president; he was a great candidate.
- Ed Gillespie

No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without
condemning organized gambling.
- Ralph Nader

Vote Smart has sent out thirty thousand questionnaires
to every candidate running for office.
- Betty Hill

It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things
that people might remember.
- Eugene McCarthy

In the television age, the key distinction is between
the candidate who can speak poetry and the one who can only speak prose.
- Richard M. Nixon

The Republicans have a me too candidate running on a yes but platform,
advised by a has been staff.
- Adlai Stevenson

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

It is my pleasure to support a candidate who truly
reflects our values and highest ideals.
- Martin Sheen

Naming a transition team varies with the intentions of the candidate;
some candidates have been careful to name a transition
team as much as a year in advance.
- Richard V. Allen

I am not the Catholic candidate for President.
I am the Democratic Party's candidate for President,
who happens also to be a Catholic.
- John F. Kennedy

At USC, if you're running back there,
and you do gain you over 1,500 yards,
people see you as a candidate, but not one of the top ones.
- Marcus Allen

But to me I find Francis Bacon the most likely candidate to be the author.
- Mark Rylance

Sooner or later, I need to begin to do what any candidate
does in a presidential race;
I need to begin to win.
- Lamar Alexander

I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate
flags in their pickup trucks.
We can't beat George Bush unless we appeal to a broad
cross-section of Democrats.
- Howard Dean

Meanwhile, politics is about getting a candidate in
front of the public as a star,
politics as rock'n'roll, politics as a movie.
- Joe Eszterhas

The CIA's research program is described in a book called
The Search for the Manchurian Candidate.
- Ken Follett

I'm not sure Lincoln would fare well if he were a presidential candidate today.
- David Herbert Donald

I think that women just have a primeval instinct to make soup,
which they will try to foist on anybody who looks like a likely candidate.
- Dylan Moran

I'm not sure a candidate ever feels his message is getting out.
- Scott McCallum

No matter what name we give it or how we judge it,
a candidate's character is central to political reporting
because it is central to a citizen's decision in voting.
- Roger Mudd

I could have possibly beaten Senator McCain in the primary.
Then I could have been the candidate who lost to Barack Obama.
- Mitt Romney

We can take this country back.
All we need is to nominate the right candidate.
It's no more complicated than that.
- Rush Limbaugh

He has selected from a group of overwhelming candidates.
This candidate was nominated to the Supreme Court because
of his extremely overwhelming qualifications.
- Rod Parsley

Have you ever seen a candidate talking to a rich person on television?
- Art Buchwald

The vice presidential candidate tends to be a bit of an afterthought.
- Mary Cheney

If you really want to diminish a candidate,
depict him as the foil of his handler.
This is as old in American politics as politics itself.
- Karl Rove

I have this to say to the people: go the polls and
vote for the candidate of your choice...
This is your responsibility; do not neglect it.
- Hosni Mubarak

A Green Party candidate would be very different from
a Democrat or Republican and should be heard.
- Peter Camejo

One of the problems with a candidate like Bob Kennedy,
and his brother before him, was that people assumed
they didn't need contributions.
- Pierre Salinger

A libertarian presidential candidate isn't going to win anyway,
so he can afford to say that all taxation is theft,
and it isn't the job of a libertarian presidential
candidate to cook up new ways to commit theft.
- L. Neil Smith

Humor is very very risky, particularly for a candidate,
unless he's been in so long that it just doesn't matter,
and he's not running for president.
But it's just that people are so sensitive and so touchy,
and you're just going to upset somebody without ever realizing it.
- Mark Russell

I never would have believed as a candidate for the U.S.
Senate that the U.S.
government could buy GM without a hearing,
with no vote, yes or no.
There are billions and billions of dollars at stake here.
- Mike Johanns

Without bureaus, committees, officials or emissaries
to manufacture sentiment in his favor,
without intrigue or effort on his part,
Grant is the candidate whose supporters have never threatened to bolt.
- Roscoe Conkling

After the Republican Party did everything that Colin
Powell says it needs to do to grow,
and nominated the very kind of candidate he wanted in 2008,
what did Powell do? He endorsed Obama!
So according to the Drive-Bys and David Gergen,
Republicans should let somebody who campaigned and voted for Obama,
tell us how to build our party.
- Rush Limbaugh

There is a curious relationship between a candidate
and the reporters who cover him.
It can be affected by small things like a competent press staff,
enough seats, sandwiches and briefings and the ability to understand deadlines.
- Ronald Steel

Well, first of all, I was asked by Ross Perot on a
telephone call in March of 1992 if,
since he had committed on the Larry King Show to becoming
a candidate for president,
to get on all 50 ballots.
- James Stockdale

Now the fact that terrorists throughout the world see
this as an opportunity to defeat the United States,
we have to be - and every Democratic candidate,
even those who opposed us going in, now say we just
simply can't cut and run.
- Al D'Amato

I also do not like the idea of soft money,
these issue ads - people don't know where the money is coming from,
millions and millions of dollars outside of the control of a candidate -
there's no accountability.
- Scott McCallum

I see it all the time in politics.
If a candidate gets caught in a lie,
he quickly tries to change the subject by throwing
more mud at his opponent.
The mud keeps flying until some of the slanderous material sticks.
- Joe Scarborough

When news comes out, it ought to be reported.
There shouldn't be a moratorium based on legitimate news,
just because it may or may not affect one candidate or the other.
That's just absurd.
- Mark E. Hyman

During a political campaign everyone is concerned with
what a candidate will do on this or that question if
he is elected except the candidate;
he's too busy wondering what he'll do if he isn't elected.
- Everett Dirksen


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