The cost of campaigning since the last election cycle has probably gone up 30 to 40 percent. And the reason media has gone up is because the population has gone up. You predicate media buys on how many people you're reaching. So it's a growing cycle of financial needs in the political world.
The fastest way for a politician to become an elder statesman is to lose an election.
There are a lot of problems in the world, a lot of tragic things that have to be addressed, economic, medical, political, all kinds of things, but, to my way of thinking, they pale in comparison to the overall problem of the environmental deadline.
That's Mason, as in the former county board member who resigned a year before his term was up because he claimed two colleagues were purposefully ruining his good name. I'm just not going to live like this, ... I have a real life. If this is politics, then I want no part of this.
I think you will see a lot of strains develop in the political process that will result in violence everywhere in the country - but it's controllable, it's workable and it will lead to a much better future for these people.
I do think we're at a critical, pivotal moment for the Republican Party right now. The problem we're facing today is that that hard-work effort to define a reform conservative agenda has taken a back seat to simply political, tactical efforts to retain power.
It will be very difficult to have such serious discussions or fruitful discussions with the atmosphere of elections because, of course, those decisions will become part of the political issues for the electoral debate,
In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always.
... Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.
There are a lot of other very highly qualified lawyers who have more of a public record than John Roberts. The fact there is not a strong paper trail should make it easier for the president to sell this candidate, which is somewhat regrettable but this is a political appointment and, so, political factors are key,
Without this, reconstruction, economic growth, poverty reduction and counter-narcotics will continue to be hampered. It's very important that the protection of human rights becomes part of the mainstream of Afghan politics.
In the end, the Democrats said unless they could have a guaranteed victory of a bill that would be nothing other than a rubber stamp of the McCain bill, they would rather have no consideration of that issue, ... That may be good politics, but it's certainly not legislation.
What do you want to be a sailor for? There are greater storms in politics than you will ever find at sea. Piracy, broadsides, blood on the decks. You will find them all in politics.
NARAL lost all credibility when it ran an advertisement earlier in the month that will go down in the history of political advertisements as one of the most rancid and dishonest ads ever run. Sadly, this ad continues this pattern of distortion.
On one hand, given the political climate (in Amherst), I'm not shocked.
For a person who promised hope and civility in politics, Mr. Obama has shown a borderline obsessiveness in blaming Mr. Bush.
Politics is largely a matter of heart.
Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance.
A lot of people complain about the tone in Washington and partisan politics.
Man is by nature a political animal.
This is the biggest revolt Bush has faced and it comes on the issue that has been the core and heart of his presidency, namely security.
Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.
What the WGA has endorsed is not an immigration plan 'based in reality,' but a surrender plan based on capitulation to cheap labor interests. What is needed, and what the American public is demanding, is a true enforcement plan that is based in reality and the political will to enforce this nation's laws.
The only way out of it is an initiative to come from the international community led by the United States ... with some political weight behind such initiatives in order to enforce it.
Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it.
The most classic case of the Peter Principle I've ever seen in American politics. In a business where eloquence and rhetoric is important, he is a man of no talent whatsoever.
Is it any wonder that those who attack us feel they have a license to do so A license to kill Police won't investigate. Juries won't convict. The public still thinks our lives are a political issue, defined by the mythic Gay Agenda. America. You Kill Me America kills all of us.
The new amendments on the draft open wide horizons and give everyone another chance to have a proportional role to participate in the political process to build the new Iraqi government. The political process in Iraq, in spite of all its many complication
Several elections ago, there was a group called New Directions. Even when we've had turmoil in the industry where it may have caused waves among union politics, generally speaking the union has followed their leadership.
When I'm not a politician, I'll be dead.