I’m not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
—Adlai Stevenson (1900–65) American Diplomat, Politician, Orator
Which one of the three candidates would you want your daughter to marry?
—Ross Perot (1930–2019) American Businessman
There is no excitement anywhere in the world, short of war, to match the excitement of the American presidential campaign.
—Theodore H. White (1915–86) American Journalist, Historian, Novelist
Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.
—Frank Lane (1896–1981) American Sportsperson, Businessperson
If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
—Jay Leno (b.1950) American Comedian, TV Personality
In every election in American history both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins.
—Newt Gingrich (b.1943) American Politician
I always voted at my party’s call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
—W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) English Dramatist, Librettist, Poet, Illustrator