I offer my opponents a bargain if

I offer my opponents a bargain:  if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.  ~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952WLBUQ

Take our politicians theyre a bunch of

Take our politicians:  they’re a bunch of yo-yos.  The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize.  ~Saul Bellow

If a politician murders his mother the

If a politician murders his mother, the first response of the press or of his opponents will likely be not that it was a terrible thing to do, but rather that in a statement made six years before he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.  ~Meg Greenfield

Politics is the gentle art of getting

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.  ~Oscar Ameringer

If we got one tenth of what was

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven.  ~Will Rogers

A politician should have three hats one

A politician should have three hats.  One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.  ~Carl Sandburg

Political campaigns are designedly made into emotional

Political campaigns are designedly made into emotional orgies which endeavor to distract attention from the real issues involved, and they actually paralyze what slight powers of cerebration man can normally muster.  ~James Harvey Robinson, The Human Comedy, 1937WLBUQ

Every two years the american politics industry

Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country – and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.  ~Charles Krauthammer

Any american who is prepared to run

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.  ~Gore Vidal PCR

Ohio claims they are due a president

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven’t had one since Taft.  Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.  ~Will Rogers

I like the smell of a dunged

I like the smell of a dunged field, and the tumult of a popular election.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827