elected quotes

You know, we're taught that in a democracy power comes from being elected.Robert Caro

When my brother-in-law, BIll Clinton, was elected, he had gay friends. That was a coming out.Kate Clinton

Ironically, since Obama was elected, for the first time in my life I'm sometimes not proud of my country.Ann Coulter

I didn't set out with the notion of running for elective office; it sort of grew over time. And I honestly at times questioned if progressive change can be effected through elected office.Bill de Blasio

Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.Frank Dane

Well it's not a matter for me to say what Llew Smith can or cannot do, he's an elected Member of Parliament.Ron Davies

You can't get more appreciation than that, to be elected by the fans. That's the ultimate, really.Eric Davis

Well, it seems to me Lincoln, I suppose, is kind of a model of a particular sort of presidency, a presidency that first of all is elected by a minority of the votes.David Herbert Donald

Nowadays, politically, everybody is promising everything. That's the only way you can get elected.Clint Eastwood

I don't think Bush was legitimately elected President.Roger Ebert

I would rather be respected than elected.Charles Edison

But I made one mistake which I would never repeat as a member of Congress when I was in Washington, and that was when I was elected I didn't go on trips because I was so afraid of having someone accuse me of taking junkets.Geraldine Ferraro

I'm a Progressive. Much in the same way our founding fathers - who, oddly enough, wouldn't get elected today - were Progressives.Will Ferrell

I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your President by your ballots, so I ask you to confirm me with your prayers.Gerald R. Ford

Climate change was a point of division between Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney. The president declared climate change a global threat, acknowledged that the actions of humanity were deepening the crisis, and pledged to do something about it if elected.Ron Fournier

Once elected, the Pope is by virtue of the promise of Jesus to Peter, the Pope is preserved from the possibility of error. God would change any spend thrift politician into a responsible Pope.Pope Francis

Selling public property is the true Chicago way. Had Mr. Obama not been elected president, the nation's business journals would be falling over one another to praise his city for its daring, market-friendly innovations.Thomas Frank

You know, Lincoln was funny. I don't think F.D.R. was very funny. But Lincoln was funny. Lincoln was really funny. But I think you should get elected first, and then show that you're funny.Al Franken

To be a statesman, you must first get elected.J. William Fulbright

When you have a democratically elected president of Iran you don't topple him for the Shah. You don't help topple Arbenz in Guatemala. You don't do what we did in Vietnam, etc.Matt Gonzalez