You can't wake up one day and say 'I'm for gay marriage,' and wake up the next day and say 'I'm against it.' Wake up one day and say, 'I'm pro-choice,' and the next day wake up and say, 'I'm pro-life.' There's no credibility there.
The general election is not an organizational exercise - it's a mass media exercise.
If you have to drag somebody to register, they're not highly motivated.
I never owned a pair of blue jeans until I met my second wife.
I do a lot of referendums. They can't talk back. They don't have wives. They don't have friends who tell you how to run the campaign. They are supported by special interests, so there's a lot of money in them.
Nobody ever built a statue to a committee.
I get blamed for things I have nothing to do with.
How can you be conservative and justify wiretapping people without a warrant? We're supposed to be the party of personal freedom and civil liberties.
Unless you can fake sincerity, you'll get nowhere in this business.
In this business, if you don't pay your debts you're finished.
The reason I'm a Nixonite is because of his indestructibility and resilience. He never quit.
Young Republicans are a very, very important constituency. Along with little old ladies, they provide the foot soldiers for the Republican Party.
A 527 doesn't have a wife. It doesn't have a brother-in-law who knows a lot about politics, or a union president who calls and doesn't like the color of the suit, or bimbo eruptions. It's the perfect candidate, because it has no personal characteristics.
I remember going through the cafeteria line and telling every kid that Nixon was in favor of school on Saturdays. It was my first political trick.
If you're not controversial, you'll never break through the din of all the commentary.
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