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The Republicans have their splits right after election and Democrats have theirs just before an election.

Author: Will Rogers (1879-1935)

Profession: American Humorist, Actor

There isn't any finer folks living than a Republican that votes the Democratic ticket.

Author: Will Rogers (1879-1935)

Profession: American Humorist, Actor

An election cannot give a country a firm sense of direction if it has two or more national parties which merely have different names, but are as alike in their principals and aims as two peas in the same pod.

Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

Profession: Thirty-second President of the USA

The English people believes itself to be free; it is gravely mistaken; it is free only during election of members of parliament; as soon as the members are elected, the people is enslaved; it is nothing. In the brief moment of its freedom, the English people makes such a use of that freedom that it deserves to lose it.

Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

Profession: Swiss Political Philosopher, Educationist, Essayist

Reagan won because he ran against Jimmy Carter. If he ran unopposed he would have lost.

Author: Mort Sahl

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Votes should be weighed not counted.

Author: Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805)

Profession: German Dramatist, Poet, Historian

The advance planning and sense stimuli employed to capture a $10 million cigarette or soap market are nothing compared to the brainwashing and propaganda blitzes used to ensure control of the largest cash market in the world: the Executive Branch of the United States Government.

Author: Phyllis Schlafly (1924)

Profession: American Author and Political Activist

An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

Everyone was tired with the old style politicians and their flowery rhetoric. I just told them there are tough times ahead, but that they would be less tough with me in charge.

Author: Anibal Cavaco Silva

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Indeed, you won the elections, but I won the count.

Author: Anastasio Somoza

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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.

Author: Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965)

Profession: American Lawyer, Politician

The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal -- that you can gather votes like box tops -- is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.

Author: Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965)

Profession: American Lawyer, Politician

If you want to get elected, shake hands with 25, 000 people between and November 7.

Author: Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)

Profession: Thirty-third President of the USA

Let's try winning and see what it feels like. If we don't like it, we can go back to our traditions.

Author: Paul Tsongas

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