Election Quotes

Their rejection of Hamas after it had won the election... confirms that there is a Crusader-Zionist war against Muslims.

Osama Bin Laden

At election time, we see politicians posturing as if they were in the center, because the center really determines the outcome of American elections, ... Washington Unwrapped.

Richard Darman

We have built a genuine level of enthusiasm and goodwill with people throughout this district. People are really excited about the possibilities this election holds, not just for this district, but because of the message Alabama sent to the rest of the country.

Artur Davis

I think my election is one of several indications that gay and lesbian folk are being brought more into the center of things. I'd like to think that my election signals my bringing of gay and lesbian folk into the center of the church.

Gene Robinson

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.

Gore Vidal

My mission is to lead the country out of a bad situation of corruption, depression and slavery. After I rid the country of these vices, I will then organize and supervise a general election of a genuinely democratic civilian government.

Idi Amin Dada

We further decree that the Senate of the United States elect a prominent Democrat as their presiding officer, to act as President until the next election, and to reconstruct the Cabinet according to our wishes hereafter to be declared.

Joshua A. Norton

But I was amazed at how organized the Palestinian election authority was, how competent they were in setting up their polling places and the poll workers they had.

Joe Biden

We really got a lot of very conservative gay people. You could look at the figures from the last election and realize that a third of the gay movement voted Republican.

Kate Clinton

Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate.

Orson Welles

I think there will be a high rate of participation. Most parties appear to have decided to back the process and fight on the election battlefield.

Carina Perelli

Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.

H.L. Mencken

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few

George Bernard Shaw

Instead of revealing the will of the people, election results are often only a one-day snapshot of transient mass delusions.

James Bovard

But let's be clear. We're talking about a country where there's no opposition. As leader he can ignore Parliament and - sorry that's Tony Blair isn't it? Um, so he doesn't even have to ask the country before he goes to war - sorry that's still Tony Blair. No, the difference is Saddam rules Iraq through a combination of terror and brutality, backed up by a vicious regime of intimidation and torture - or is that David Blunkett? As absolute ruler Saddam recently claimed 100% victory in a Presidential Election."

Rory Bremner

The Oscars demonstrate the will of the people to control and judge those they have elected to stand above them (much, perhaps, as in bygone days, an election celebrated the same).

David Mamet

The idea of an election is much more interesting to me than the election itself...The act of voting is in itself the defining moment.

Jeff Melvoin

I guess truth can hurt you worse in an election than about anything that can happen to you.

Will Rogers

My family has never suggested to me that my identity or value to them depended on my station in life. I knew that they did not consider me any more or less valuable because I held some political office. They valued me as a husband and father, whether or not I won an election. Nor did they regard holding office on Capitol Hill or in the Missouri statehouse as the epitome of success. Quite the contrary, my family had endured numerous personal sacrifices because of my public positions.

John David Ashcroft

In the end, ... that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism, or do we participate in a politics of hope?

Barack Obama

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.

Otto von Bismarck

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: You liberate a city by destroying it. Words are used to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.

Gore Vidal

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

George Bernard Shaw

The current political tension is very serious.... We have not yet ruled out a boycott of the election.

Abhisit Vejjajiva
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