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Campaigning Quotes


"I loved campaigning." - Elizabeth Edwards

"Campaigning is different from governing." - Barack Obama

"I loved campaigning for Obama." - Kate Walsh

"There's a very big difference between campaigning and governing." - Richard Stengel

"I believe in campaigning for health care, not warfare." - Mimi Kennedy

"The truth is, the 'Fortune' 500 prefer lobbying to campaigning." - Bradley A Smith

"It's tough campaigning, kissing hands and shaking babies." - Pat Paulsen

"You know, Barack Obama the last ten days was traveling overseas campaigning in Europe and everywhere. It was so successful, campaigning abroad, that he is actually thinking about campaigning here in the United States." - David Letterman

"Baseball is our national pastime, that is if you discount political campaigning." - Ronald Reagan

"I always say that campaigning and governing are two different things." - Barack Obama

"Governing is different than campaigning, and that comes with a whole different level of responsibility." - Susan Rice

"I want to do public speaking and cause campaigning. I want to write a book." - Bristol Palin

"I am actively campaigning for 'chest hair' to become an Olympic sport." - Chris Carmack

"Somehow politicians have become convinced that negative campaigning pays off in elections." - George Mcgovern

"Part of being out there, campaigning, talking to people, is being able to read body language." - Gary Johnson

"I don't want to be polite. I don't think campaigning is polite. That's a disingenuous effort." - Carl Paladino

"My husband is absolutely opposed to any negative campaigning at all." - Cindy McCain

"I believe I can lead this party from the front as a campaigning organization." - Nigel Farage

"I went on the road with Hillary Rodham Clinton when she was out campaigning." - Casey Wilson

"Gray Davis got some good news this week: the Clintons are out here in California campaigning for him. Actually, Hillary is campaigning for Davis, Bill is out here for Larry Flynt." - Jay Leno

"Barack Obama is uniquely qualified to speak about the knowledge, experience and temperament that the presidency requires. And I know he is raring to get out there and start campaigning and I really look forward to campaigning with him." - Hillary Clinton

"I've been campaigning for 17 of the last 24 months. I'm ready to legislate and not campaign." - John Campbell

"I've been campaigning for 17 of the last 24 months. I'm ready to legislate and not campaign." - John Y. Campbell

"Now I am dedicating that life to campaigning against the death penalty and raising awareness about human rights." - Hafez Ibrahim

"I've never seen the kind of enthusiasm at the grassroots that I see campaigning with or for Donald Trump." - Mike Pence

"Christians should emphatically be campaigning for justice for the poor - but the Church is not a campaign." - Rowan D. Williams

"I'm having Sunday lunch with my family. I'm vigorously campaigning, inculcating my children in the benefits of a Tory government." - Boris Johnson

"Campaigning in Wyoming is politics at its most retail level. It's done one voter at a time." - Mary Cheney

"I understand why the Tories will be gunning for Alastair Campbell because they fear his campaigning skills." - Peter Mandelson

"We love the blather and boast, the charge and counter-charge of campaigning. Governing is a tougher deal." - Hugh Sidey

"Christians should emphatically be campaigning for justice for the poor - but the Church is not a campaign." - Rowan Williams

"Conservatives and companies condoned Rush Limbaugh's 2006 attacks on Michael J. Fox for campaigning about stem cell research." - Christine Pelosi

"The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil." - C S Lewis

"For me, campaigning and good business is also about putting forward solutions, not just opposing destructive practices or human rights abuses." - Anita Roddick

"dating is like campaigning: you don't reveal who you really are or what you're really up to until you get elected." - Jane Stanton Hitchcock

"Remember when Obama was campaigning? Didn't he say he was going to close Guantanamo Bay? Didn't he say that? Apparently, he just meant for renovations." - Jay Leno

"Halloween is a day when we all get to fool people into thinking we're someone else. Or as Mitt Romney calls it, campaigning." - Bill Maher

"If you're campaigning against ObamaCare, but you're also having to defend yourself for closing the government, that seems to take away the asset from you." - Ted Cruz

"Somebody is saying this is inevitable - and whenever you hear somebody saying that, it's very likely to be a set of businesses campaigning to make it true." - Richard Stallman

"I would not ask anyone to vote for me based on my last name. I am certainly not campaigning to be president because my last name is Clinton." - Bernie Sanders

"Anyone that wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office." - David S. Broder

"George W. Bush is very vulnerable but not if you campaign the way the major candidates - except for Dean and Kucinich - are campaigning." - Ralph Nader

"President Obama should stop campaigning and start working on creating jobs, start working on getting our GDP up, start working on strengthening our borders." - Donald Trump

"Bernie Sanders is usually speaking to the converted. He fires them up. It`s a completely different style of campaigning that he`s allergic to." - Steve Kornacki

"This series is more campaigning. It is more journalistic, but still hugely entertaining. It's a show we feel more proud of than anything we've done to date." - Susannah Constantine

"Anyone that wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office." - David Broder

"Governing is one thing, campaigning is another - and the latter becomes far more pronounced in an election-year State of the Union." - Robert Dallek

"Solutions-oriented campaigning with a little passion and a little humor; I think that will go a long way. I think people are desperate for it." - Laura Ingraham

"But he's looking for love in all the wrong places. Like fancy under catalogs At least he knows enough not to date while he's campaigning" - Meg Cabot

"You're really earning the support of New Hampshire voters, and you've got to do that one-on-one grassroots campaigning here, even if you have the most money." - Kelly Ayotte

"I believed in Bobby Kennedy. Campaigning for him was an attempt to give back something to this country that has given me so much." - Sammy Davis Jr

"I probably enjoy campaigning more than most other people in public office because I like people and I enjoy going out there and telling people what I've done." - Ed Koch

"Harvey Weinstein bought our film, and he's an animal. He's got us out there campaigning and everything because honestly it's a silent black-and-white film." - Penelope Ann Miller

"Family law is institutionally anti-male. I've been lobbying MPs, and I'm not going to give up campaigning for equality until I get equality." - Louis De Bernieres

"I believed in Bobby Kennedy. Campaigning for him was an attempt to give back something to this country that has given me so much." - Sammy Davis, Jr.

"I really will never understand pushing back on comedians who are like, "I'm like a politician campaigning and shaking hands with these people. They're going to be okay."" - Jen Kirkman

"Doing politics in a democracy costs money for campaigning and getting our message across and that's what we intend to do." - Hazel Blears

"The American people deserve truthfulness, not more political campaigning. The American people deserve a responsible government that seeks to address their needs, not more ideological dogma." - Jose Serrano

"Few developments in campaigning have been as vilified and misunderstood as independent expenditure PACs, or, as they are colloquially known, super PACs." - Bradley A Smith

"Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office." - David Broder

"I've noticed that in the U.S., when the president hits the three-year mark in office, he goes into re-election campaigning." - Lee Myungbak

"Network technology has irrevocably changed campaigning and elections. It has the potential to transform governance and the workings of our democracy for the better." - Beth Simone Noveck

"My cartoons haven't been about the politics of the day or about the personalities; I'm more interested in campaigning about the issues." - Judy Horacek

"I think sometimes negative campaigning, like so much, is in the eye of the beholder, and I don't think we'll ever get rid of it." - Peter Jennings

"Newt Gingrich was campaigning at a zoo this week and he was bitten by a penguin. Newt Gingrich is always campaigning at zoos. Mitt Romney once did a photo op at a zoo. That was a big mistake, because he stood next to the chameleon, and HE changed colors." - Bill Maher

"The cost of campaigning has skyrocketed in recent years because of the falloff in TV viewership. With only one-third as many people watching TV as did 20 years ago, politicians have responded by buying three times as many ads, driving the cost of campaigning to levels which only favored candidates can afford." - Dick Morris

"When campaigning, be swift as the wind; in leisurely march, majestic as the forest; in raiding and plundering, like fire; in standing, firm as the mountains. As unfathomable as the clouds, move like a thunderbolt." - Sun Tzu

"When you say politics, you conjure a whole bunch of associations: elections, campaigning, debates, fundraising. None of this exists in Russia! We are still fighting not for election victories but for having elections at all." - Garry Kasparov

"I was delighted that by campaigning throughout England, Scotland and Wales, addressing in all 39 public meetings, I had contributed to the victory of the Conservative Party at this general election." - Edward Heath

"I was young. I was 23 or 24. I just wasn't a fan of the politics of campaigning - of going into that environment and competing and trying to get into the good graces of the writers." - Simon Helberg

"[Barack] Obama is an incompetent. He is an incompetent president.He doesn't know what he's doing, he's out campaigning all day long, he talking about me like he knows me. I don't know him, he doesn't know me." - Donald Trump

"All [Barack Obama ] is doing, instead of working on your jobs and your companies leaving for Mexico and other places, he's campaigning for crooked Hillary [Clinton]. That's all he does." - Donald Trump

"The point is Hillary Clinton's campaign is the first one to do it [asking about Barack Obama legitimity] because all she does is engage in negative campaigning against Barack Obama and against Donald Trump." - Rudy Giuliani

"There are many refugees, if not more refugees inside the country than outside the country. There is also the question of working to aid us at the present moment when we are campaigning for elections." - Robert Mugabe

"The trade unions in the UK are campaigning around zero-hours contracts, which isn't about feminism, but it's a feminist issue. Women are affected by zero-hours contracts, and the recession has and is affecting women more than men." - Rachel Holmes

"Am I going to have to use my 'Mother of Five Voice' to be heard? (to an inattentive audience while campaigning)-Quoted in the October 23, 2006 issue of Newsweek" - Nancy Pelosi

"I think most people would be surprised at the length of the day whilst you're campaigning and then the variety of things that you do and you're asked to do." - Eric Abetz

"USA Today reports that the number of death row executions this year has hit a 35-year low. They attribute that to DNA evidence clearing more people and the fact that Rick Perry has been on the road campaigning." - Jay Leno

"And I have been campaigning for the past three months trying to get the Senate Judiciary Committee that has the oversight authority and responsibility to start its own public hearings." - Sibel Edmonds

"Whether it's running for president or trying to win an Oscar, campaigning is a must and relationships are a big part of that. It's about who you know to rally behind you." - Ryan Kavanaugh

"Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Iowa, virtually going door to door to every home in Iowa. Jehovah's Witnesses finally got fed up and said, 'Get lost. Get out of here!'" - David Letterman

"I've been a member of the Labour Party sixty five years, and I remain in it, but I think it's all about campaigning for justice and peace, and if you do that, you get a lot of support." - Tony Benn

"Politics colours everything, and anyone who wants change is necessarily political. As an environmental campaigner more or less since I left school in the early '90s, I have always been involved in lobbying, campaigning and pushing for changes." - Zac Goldsmith

"When I was campaigning, I told the people if nothing happens under my mandate it will still be a positive thing because my mandate will be used as a rupture between the past and the future." - Michel Martelly

"I've been campaigning like anything for restoring these changes. For 27 years. I wrote a book about it, well, a portion of the book was devoted to these scenes and why they should have been in the movie." - William Peter Blatty

"Kennedy did not have to run the risk of having his ideas and his words shortened and adulterated by a correspondent. This was the television era, not only in campaigning, but in holding the presidency." - Hugh Sidey

"When I first started campaigning, I was really excited. Two-thirds of the way through, I thought, 'Why am I doing this?' Then I got really excited when I realized I was going to win." - Kyrsten Sinema

"Campaigning against religion can be socially counter-productive. If teachers take the uncompromising line that God and Darwinism are irreconcilable, many young people raised in a faith-based culture will stick with their religion and be lost to science." - Martin Rees

"I've been an Obama supporter since he announced he was campaigning. I was aware of him as a senator, but I wasn't as engaged as I probably should've been." - Pete Wentz

"I wasn't campaigning for a role in a Hollywood television series, it was a fluke. So you've got to have a measure of good luck, you really have, being in the right place at the right time." - Patrick Stewart

"Biologists have determined brookies to be indicators of ecosystem health and have been recently campaigning to get the word out. If brookies inhabit a stream, the odds are good that the waterway is in excellent condition." - Joseph Monninger

"I was sorry to see the News of the World go down, I think it was a great campaigning newspaper. Who can forget the News of the World's high profile campaign against child sex offenders which led to News of the World readers burning down the home of a paediatrician, throwing rocks at a pedalo, stamping on a centipede." - Stewart Lee

"In the ever accelerating world of the Internet, e-campaigning has gone from a novelty to a necessity in less than a year. With increasing sophistication and urgency, campaigns are using the Web as a bulletin board, advertising medium and organizing tool." - Howard Fineman

"Christians must understand the nature of the change that has occurred in our culture. No longer do the secularists just mock Christians from afar. They are now actively campaigning to indoctrinate children in an anti-God philosophy-to teach them to be secularists and atheists." - Ken Ham

"People would ask me how I could stand the long campaigning, how I could stand being charged with the responsibilities of a great nation, one of the most powerful and difficult jobs in the world. It wasn't any more difficult than picking cotton all day or shaking peanuts." - Jimmy Carter

"There's all this talk about Arnold Schwarzenegger. Well, you know where he is now? Visiting Mexico, which I think means that he is definitely going to run for governor. Arnold is smart. He's in Mexico campaigning with the very people who'll be living here by election time." - Jay Leno

"Barack 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." - Michelle Obama

"I feel like I am campaigning door to door. You just can't step out of a band like Brooks & Dunn and assume that it is just going to be business as usual. You have to work it. It does feel like a campaign where you would have Obama, Romney, or Newt beating the bushes right now. That's what I'm having to do." - Ronnie Dunn

"People who keep dogs live longer on average than those who do not. This is not some kind of pro-canine campaigning fantasy. It is a simple medical fact that the calming influence of the company of a friendly pet animal reduces blood pressure and therefore the risk of heart attack." - Desmond Morris

"Campaigning actress ASHLEY JUDD refuses to 'breed' with her racing star husband DARIO FRANCHITTI while there are starving children in the world. . . . She says, 'It's unconscionable to breed with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries.'" - Ashley Judd

"I am not one to generalize, but cartoonists, as a group, exhibit a level of social sophistication generally associated with pie fights. In high school, when the future lawyers were campaigning for class president, the future cartoonists were painstakingly altering illustrations in their history books so that Robert E. Lee appeared to be performing an illegal act with his horse." - Dave Barry

"A system that rewards politicians skilled at campaigning - which is the art of creating an illusion - and that puts hundreds of billions of coerced taxpayer dollars at the disposal of the winners will tend to attract men and women with a comparative advantage in manipulation." - John Stossel

"Perhaps the most important reason to be skeptical of government inflation numbers is that the government, like a fox campaigning to guard a hen house, has many reasons to be disingenuous. As the world's largest debtor, the Federal Government is inflation's primary beneficiary." - Peter Schiff

"The Limbaugh Theorem is the way Obama gets away with no accountability for anything he's done is he never was perceived as governing. He was always as an outsider campaigning all the time against powerful forces trying to stop whatever it was he wanted to do." - Rush Limbaugh

"President Trump ought to realize, he's not campaigning anymore. He's president. And instead of talking about how many people showed up at his inauguration, he ought to be talking about how many people are going to stay into the middle class and move into the middle class." - Charles Schumer

"I am old school, I joined the gay liberation movement in 1972. If you had told me in 1972 that in the year 2009 I would be campaigning for the right to join the army or get married I think I would have started dating women at that time." - Cleve Jones

"The conversations have been cordial. [Donald Trump] has been open to suggestions, and the main thing that I've tried to transmit is that there's a different between governing and campaigning, so that what he has to appreciate is as soon as you walk into this office after you've been sworn in, you're now in charge of the largest organization on Earth." - Barack Obama

"If Margaret Thatcher were running for president today we wouldn't have focus groups and we wouldn't have one day focusing on 'change' and the next day focusing on likability. If Margaret Thatcher were campaigning, we would be treated to a smorgasbord of great ideas, proposals for the future of the country. Nobody would even be thinking about that." - Rush Limbaugh

"The months of political campaigning have given us vivid reminders that women's rights are under constant assault all over the globe. Tragically even the church has some self-examination to do, where often women are perceived as a threat or viewed as temptresses." - Carolyn Custis James

"I'd love to have a president who really was out there leading and traveling around the world campaigning for joint climate change action. Even the Chinese government is trying to get people to stop polluting. And I think the federal government level in China is acting more responsibly than the American government." - Michael Bloomberg

"And Ralph Nader, God bless him, still out there campaigning. Ralph Nader said today he has set a record for the most campaign speeches given in one day. He gave 21 speeches in one day. Of course, we have to take his word for it, because of course, there are no witnesses." - Jay Leno

"I mean, you can agree or disagree with Iraq or Afghanistan, but by the way, now the great campaigning cause out there is the absence of intervention in Syria. And then in Libya, it's partial intervention. And that doesn't really explain why some countries that have literally nothing to do with the interventions in the Middle East end up getting targeted." - Tony Blair

"I was elected to be independent. I was elected because I owed no political debts. I was elected to do the job, and not to spend my first four years in office campaigning. I've kept that promise - and that's why we face the future with renewed optimism." - Michael Bloomberg

"In seats where perhaps we don't expect to win at the next general election, the new infrastructure gives us a chance to win local council seats and to build a campaigning base which could help us to win in the future." - Theresa May

"I'm a very good friend of Stephen Crabb, I had great fun campaigning with Boris Johnson on the winning side, I have great experience working with Theresa May in government on national security. I respect all of them and I hope that's very much the tone." - Liam Fox

"I would not want to be a politician... Let me tell you this: If I was campaigning, and I go against my opponent and he started attacking my character, and I leap over the table and choke him unconscious, would that help my campaign?" - Chuck Norris

"John F. Kennedy went to bed at 3:30 in the morning on November 9, 1960, uncertain whether he had defeated Richard Nixon for the presidency. He thought he had won, but six states hung in the balance, and after months of exhaustive campaigning, he was too tired to stay awake any longer." - Robert Dallek

"When I turned 18, was the first time that I really started concentrating on politics. And I started doing so because I realized that in order to really create and generate change, it has to come from changing laws... so I started campaigning for Norman Lear's foundation, which was Declare Yourself." - Hayden Panettiere

"I'm concerned about the negative aspect of political campaigning in american nation, which is a new phenomenon. When I ran for president against Gerald Ford and later against Ronald Reagan we never referred to each other except as 'my distinguished opponent'. And had we criticised personally our opponent it would have been political suicide, we would have been castigated and condemned for it." - Jimmy Carter

"I keep my distance from politics. Lots of money has been offered to me for campaigning over the years, and I have always refused. I used to be very politically aware and very opinionated, but I don't want to involve myself." - Bipasha Basu

"You now have six-year campaigns for the Senate - you never stop running. It's not uncommon for a member of the Senate to have a fundraising breakfast, a fundraising lunch and a fundraising dinner, and then when the Senate breaks for the week to go home, more fundraisers. And that's driven by the cost of campaigning." - Evan Bayh

"If I'm sure of a person and his potential in politics, and if I know he will live up to his promises, I wouldn't mind campaigning for him. I believe in the dictum, 'never say never.' You never know, I might end up joining politics." - Arjun Rampal

"Students often approached me about state-paid tuition while I was out campaigning. After I explained to them that if the state pays their tuition now, they will pay higher taxes to pay other people's tuition for the rest of their lives, most of them ended up agreeing with me." - Jesse Ventura

"I feel like I am campaigning door to door. You just can't step out of a band like Brooks & Dunn and assume that it is just going to be business as usual. You have to work it. It does feel like a campaign where you would have Obama, Romney, or Newt beating the bushes right now. That's what I'm having to do." - Ronnie Dunn

"I went down to the sewers in London and looked at a campaigning group in London called RATS, Rowers Against Thames Sewage, and I went to Sewage School and hung out with kids learning to make sewage soup and how to clean sewage. And it was great - really good fun." - Rose George

"The image of the scientist who puts the pursuit of truth before anything else has been shattered and replaced by a man on the make or a quasi-religious enthusiast who wants to prove his case at any cost. Science is becoming the tool of campaigning warfare, in which truth is the first casualty." - Paul Johnson

"I read a newspaper article in May 1984 which predicted that syringes would one day be a major cause of the transmission of HIV. It was what I had been waiting for - a project that had a lot of the things that I liked: problem-solving, product design, campaigning, and being a bit of a big mouth pain-in-the-bum." - Marc Koska

"And how about that Barack Obama? You know what they're saying? For the first time he's starting to slip in the polls. Barack Obama is starting to slip in the polls. Don't worry. He's got a plan. He's going to be to campaigning in Europe." - David Letterman

"In an era when party fundraising is badly tainted, dinners are a really good way of raising cash for campaigning. Lots of people giving very small amounts of money through ticket sales and raffle prizes: yes, it's much harder work than big donations, but I think it's a more democratic and transparent way of fundraising." - Lucy Powell

"I have become an adjective. There is something called a Rovian-style of campaigning and it's meant as an insult. One columnist said it consists mainly of throwing mud until it sticks. One prominent blogger described the elements of a textbook Rovian race as fear-based, smear-based and anything goes." - Karl Rove

"I traveled the state of Florida for two years campaigning. I have never met a job creator who told me that they were waiting for the next tax increase before they started growing their business. I've never met a single job creator who's ever said to me I can't wait until government raises taxes again so I can go out and create a job." - Marco Rubio

"President Obama is making the tough decisions to get our country going in the right direction, has taken our economy from job losses to 15 straight months of job gains, cut taxes 26 times, and focused like a laser on getting the middle class back on its feet while those campaigning to replace him have failed to show they can lead on these issues." - Debbie Wasserman Schultz

"Barack Obama has brought glamour back to American politics - not the faux glamour-by-association of campaigning with movie stars or sailing with the Kennedys, but the real thing. The candidate himself is glamorous. Audiences project onto him the personal qualities and political positions they want in a president." - Virginia Postrel

"For us political activists and candidates, the morning after any election is a mix of emotions - the personal and the immediate, the culmination of your own recent campaigning efforts; and the fortunes of your party and the success or otherwise of what you stand for and believe in." - Lucy Powell

"I don't like to see a president who is just out campaigning all year long or for the last four years. I'd like to see somebody who's going in the office. In fact, I'd like to not see them because that way you'd be sure that they'd be working." - Clint Eastwood

"Only in Washington would the Republican operatives get the entire press corps ginned up over the notion that I'm going to be home campaigning instead of going to a bunch of worthless parties at a convention that's only being held to do something we all know is going to happen anyway." - Claire Mccaskill

"In an age when stagecraft, gauzy themes, and sound-bites have too often been substituted for leadership, Bill Clinton as a candidate made it essential to campaigning to take the specifics of governance seriously. Practical solutions were 'in;' ideology was 'out.'" - Sylvia Mathews Burwell

"Ronald Reagan, when he was campaigning for President, said that he would break relations with Communist China and re-establish diplomatic relations with Taiwan. But when he got into office, he pursued a very different policy of engagement with China and of increasing trade and business ties with China." - Rebecca Mackinnon

"I'd like the campaigning to be about all the things they're not going to do. Just tell me what you're not going do! Don't tell me what you're going to do. Just say "I'd really like to do solar energy but I'm not going to be able to. I really want to dig holes everywhere in the country but I really won't be able to do it because people seem to think that maybe my water will be screwed up."" - Lewis Black

"Drag for me is costume, and what I'm trying to do is, sometimes I'll go around and wear makeup in the streets, turn up to the gig, take the makeup off, do the show, and then put the makeup back on. It's the inverse of drag. It's not about artifice. It's about me just expressing myself. So when I'm campaigning in London for politics, I campaign with makeup on and the nails. It's just what I have on, like any woman." - Eddie Izzard

"You really hope that people who want to be politically active aren't so disillusioned at this point. I do feel positive about what's happening. I think that with all of these movements, and this growing collective voice that's emerging, people are starting to come out of the kind of dazed state that they were in for so many years. But it's tough to know the best way to effect change now. Campaigning alone no longer seems to be the answer." - Scarlett Johansson

"Sadly most films only get exposure if they win an award or were in a festival, which is really difficult because those things cost money! Submitting your film to a festival or campaigning for an Oscar or a Golden Globe is very expensive. Most people don't know that, but all those events require a lot of money. If you have a small independent film, it's very hard to get the attention of people in those circles." - Kate Del Castillo

"What you do in the present-by painting, preaching, singing, sewing, praying, teaching, building hospitals, digging wells, campaigning for justice, writing poems, caring for the needy, loving your neighbor as yourself-will last into God's future. These activities are not simply ways of making the present life a little less beastly, a little more bearable, until the day when we leave it behind altogether. They are part of what we may call building for God's kingdom." - N T Wright

"What you do in the present-by painting, preaching, singing, sewing, praying, teaching, building hospitals, digging wells, campaigning for justice, writing poems, caring for the needy, loving your neighbor as yourself-will last into God's future. These activities are not simply ways of making the present life a little less beastly, a little more bearable, until the day when we leave it behind altogether. They are part of what we may call building for God's kingdom." - N T Wright

"New York congressmen have recently been plagued by a string of embarrassing scandals. Shirtless craigslist hunk Chris Lee, nonconsensual staff tickle monster, Eric Massa, naked texter Anthony Weiner, so this guy is now running to join those dubious ranks and win the Michael Grimm seat. And he`s campaigning on the promise that he`s too old to be too gross. And I`m not paraphrasing the campaign pledge." - Rachel Maddow

"If Bernie Sanders was the nominee, wherever he went, the crowds would be big and you'd be scared to death of them. You would be worried sick. There'd be so much energy, and those people would be running around and they'd be doing nothing but working for, campaigning for, marching for, protesting for Bernie Sanders. None of that is ever gonna happen happen with Hillary Clinton, unless they pay for it, unless they buy it." - Rush Limbaugh

"It was a week after Donald Trump had won. And initially he was still optimistic. He felt that things would be OK ultimately. And I have to tell you, this is the area where, you know, I see, you know, some degree of contradiction. I mean, the president, you know, at one point when he was campaigning said I believe that Donald Trump was not qualified to run a 7-Eleven." - Ta-Nehisi Coates

"There would be no call for ecological campaigning had nature not been exploited and abused. We experience the ground now bringing forth thistles as soil erosion devastates formerly arable land and deserts overtake fertile farms. Rivers and the atmosphere are polluted thoughtlessly and we are fearful of the consequences of a depleted ozone layer and the devastation of the greenhouse effect. We are not quite at home in our world, and somewhere in each of us there is a nostalgia for a paradise that has been lost." - Desmond Tutu

"I heard you're campaigning on my behalf." He walked over to me. "That wouldn't be because you'd miss me too much if I were gone,would it?" "Don't be absurd," I scoffed. "I don't condone murder, even for people like you." "People like me,huh?" He cocked an eyebrow. "You mean devilishly handsome, debonair young men who come to sweep rebellious princesses of their feet?" "You came to kidnap me, not sweep me off my feet," I said,but he waved his hand at the idea. "Semantics." - Amanda Hocking

"Thus, if there is anyone who is confident that he can advise me as to the best advantage of the state in this campaign which I am about to conduct, let him not refuse his services to the state, but come with me into Macedonia. I will furnish him with his sea-passage, with a horse, a tent, and even travel-funds. If anyone is reluctant to do this and prefers the leisure of the city to the hardships of campaigning, let him not steer the ship from on shore." - Livy