make the mistake of trying to set out every day in this leadership
campaign policies that will make us look ridiculous in five
Cameron # Mistakes,
- The Prime
Minister seems now to be basing his re-election campaign on
this plot line. He is saying to the Australian people, look
out, the baddies behind you - hiss, boo and whatever you do,
don't vote Labor. This political parody of pantomime is looking
and sounding desperate.
Gillard # Elections,
- I will
be fighting every minute of every day of the campaign because
I am determined to win and I think it's important that we
have a strong experienced Government that knows it's own mind
in these more difficult times.
Howard # Politics,
is the sweetest victory of all. This is a victory for the
true believers; the people who, in difficult times, have kept
the faith. (On election victory)
Keating # Elections,
hard to say what we have not yet done to have the elections
recognized by the international community. At the OSCE's behest
we altered our electoral legislation. At the request of our
European friends we broke all existing election laws at their
Lukashenko # Politics,
- I am
going into the elections with absolute confidence. I feel
the support of the people. If I didn't feel it, I wouldn't
have run as a candidate.
Lukashenko # Elections,
- I will
never forget who this victory truly belongs to. It belongs
to you. It belongs to you.
Obama # Winning,
really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the
challenges we face. So what they are going to try to do is
make you scared of me.
Obama # America,
- I chose
to run for the presidency at this moment in history because
I believe deeply that we cannot solve the challenges of our
time unless we solve them together - unless we perfect our
union by understanding that we may have different stories,
but we hold common hopes.
Obama # Decisions,
and I have been in the public eye for many years now, and
we've developed a thick skin along the way. When you're out
campaigning, there will always be criticism. I just take it
in stride, and at the end of the day, I know that it comes
with the territory.
Obama # Criticism,
will make the difference. If Barack
doesn't win Iowa, it is just a dream. If we win Iowa, then
we can move to the world as it should be.
Obama # America,
- I think
as well today of two other women who came before me in national
elections. I can't begin this great effort without honoring
the achievements of Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, and, of course,
Clinton, who showed such determination and grace in her
Palin # Politics,
- I will
die. The person who succeeds me will also have to die. But
elections, you won't have.
Pinochet # Death,
- I thank
from the bottom of my heart the nearly 17 million voters,
citizens, who showed confidence in me, and I measure their
disappointment and their pain. But I say that something has
risen that will not stop.
Royal # Elections,
- I do
not know whether I will be in this place for a short or a
long time. That is for others to decide. But what I do know
is that I have no intention of being here for the sake of
just being here. Together with my colleagues it is my intention
to make a difference.
Rudd # Politics,
-- I mean nothing -- and no-one -- I mean no-one -- will stop
me going through to the end, and trying to be ready for the
challenge of 2007.
Sarkozy # Commitment,
- It is
enough that the people know there was an election. The people
who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the
votes decide everything.
Stalin # People,
- I consider
it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how;
but what is extraordinarily important is this-who will count
the votes, and how.
Stalin # Party,
- If you
think too much about being re-elected, it is very difficult
to be worth re-electing.
Wilson # Elections,
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