I'm not ready to give you a clear answer on whether electoral politics holds any particular hope for progressives. It would mean that nothing I did ever mattered.
As I climbed the electoral ladder - from state assemblyman to mayor of Woodbridge and finally to governor of New Jersey - political compromises came easy to me because I'd learned how to keep a part of myself innocent of them.
What has become clear to many Americans is that the electoral system is bankrupt. As the political process becomes more privatized, outsourced, and overrun with money from corporations and billionaires, a wounded republic is on its death bed, gasping for life.
Texas is now a cornerstone of the electoral college for Republicans.
The state of law is equal for all people. It cannot depend on electoral politics.
Andrew Jackson was the first president to claim that the desires of the public overrode Congress's constitutional prerogatives. Virtually every president since Jackson has claimed the mantle, even while lacking two ingredients of an electoral mandate: a landslide victory and a specific agenda.
I'm so unhappy with electoral politics that I switched to sports radio.
I have just come out of an electoral experience with the people of my country in which I invited them to join me in a partnership for governance.
All electoral laws in Europe are more democratic than they are in the United States.
Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.
The legions of reporters who cover politics don't want to quit the clash and thunder of electoral combat for the dry duty of analyzing the federal budget. As a consequence, we have created the perpetual presidential campaign.
General Musharraf needs my participation to give credibility to the electoral process, as well as to respect the fundamental right of all those who wish to vote for me.
It is not through any combinations of politicians that the outcome of an electoral campaign is decided.
I think I've had my fill of electoral law.
The electoral system is not where change starts - it usually starts in communities and from the bottom up - but it is where change can be stopped.
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