“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route
to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”
”I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog,
I still prepare a victory speech.” H. Jackson Brown,
"A candidate who can master the Internet will not
only level the playing field; he will level the opposition."
RightClick Strategies' Larry Purpuro
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable
from magic." Arthur C. Clarke
"I can't think of anything except kissing babies
that you can't do online." Michael Cornfield, political
scientist at George Washington University.
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched,
every rocket signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those
who hunger and are not fed, from those who are cold and are
not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone.
It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its
scientists, the hopes of its children." - Dwight
"If two men agree on everything, you may be sure
that one of them is doing the thinking." Lyndon
"Whenever a fellow tells me he is bipartisan I know
he is going to vote against me." Harry Truman
"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally
look at the results." Winston Churchill
"When smashing monuments, save the pedestals –
they always come in handy." Stanislaw Lec
"The golden rule has no place in a political campaign."
John James Ingalls
"Hell, I never vote for anybody. I always vote against."
"Once again we saw the phenomena of the three
kinds of citizens in this country: The activists who campaign
hard, the regular citizen who votes but does not otherwise
participate and the truly tuned out who never even knows
when an election has been called.” Rod Love,
Canadian Alliance campaign strategist
"I don’t want loyalty. I want LOYALTY. I want
him to kiss my ass in Macy’s window at high noon and
tell me it smell like roses." Lyndon Baines Johnson
"Anarchism is a game at which the police can beat
you." George Bernard Shaw
"In politics, nothing is contemptible."
"Men are joined by conviction, sundered by opinion."
"Even a little dog can (pee) on a big building."
"It is much easier to be critical than to be correct."
"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends
of them?" Abraham Lincoln
"Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”
"In politics, madame, you need two things: friends,
but above all an enemy." Brian Mulroney
"Commitments the voters don't know about can't hurt
you." Ogden Nash
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
"In order to become the master, the politician poses
as the servant." Charles de Gaulle
"Diplomacy --- the art of saying "Nice doggie"
'til you can find a stick." Wynn Catlin
"Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions,
has always been the systematic organization of hatreds."
"Nobody believes the official spokesman... but everybody
trusts an unidentified source." Ron Nesen
"Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short
memory." John Kenneth Galbraith
"Our elections are free--it's in the results where
eventually we pay." Bill Stern
"Politicians are the same all over. They promise
to build bridges even when there are no rivers."
"I've seen many politicians paralyzed in the legs
as myself, but I've seen more of them who were paralyzed in
the head." George Wallace
"If Communism goes, I've still got the U.S. House
of Representatives." Robert Novak
"If one morning I walked on top of the water across
the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read:
PRESIDENT CAN'T SWIM." Lyndon B. Johnson
"Politics is a game requiring great coolness."
Sir John A Macdonald, Canadian Prime Minister
"Great obstacles make great leaders."
Cree leader, Billy Diamond
"We have two types of politicians-the incapable
and those capable of anything." Slogan written on
a wall in Paraguay, according to the Economist
"There seem to me to be very few facts, at least
ascertainable facts, in politics." Sir Robert Peel,
British Prime Minister
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute
conversation with the average voter." Winston Churchill
"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great
ones to public office." Aesop
"Compare the emotional vocabulary available to a
leader (confidence, satisfaction, indignation) with the emotions
not permitted (regret, embarrassment, dread, angst, mortification,
anger, surprise, wonder, doubt), and it becomes apparent why
perfectly normal people, upon entering public life, transform
into cartoons - because they are not free to express what
a normal person would feel in their situation."
John MacLachlan Gray, Canadian Playwright
"The best time to listen to a politician is when
he's on a stump on a street corner in the rain late at night
when he's exhausted. Then he doesn't lie." Theodore
"The world of politics is always twenty years behind
the world of thought." John Jay Chapman
"Becoming a politician is the only step down I could
take from being a journalist." Jim Hightower
"A fanatic is one who won't change his mind and
won't change the subject." Winston Churchill
"After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I
have no monument than why I have one." Cato the
"Too bad ninety percent of the politicians give
the other ten percent a bad reputation." Henry Kissinger
"When a man assumes a public trust he should consider
himself a public property." Thomas Jefferson
"In politics as on a sickbed men toss from side
to side in hope of lying more comfortably." Goethe
"Success is going from failure to failure without
a loss of enthusiasm." Sir Winston Churchill
"There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune:
Omitted, all the voyage of their lives
Is bound in the shallows and in miseries…
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures." Shakespeare
''I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something
you love than to be a success at something you hate.''
"You can easily judge the character of others by
how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them."
"They may forget what you said, but they will never
forget how you made them feel." Carl W. Buechner