26 Jul

“Let me say this as emphatically as I can: Who cares about Mitt Romney’s tax returns? Secondly, I love the fact that the guy is rich. You got people who are trying to make it seem like being rich is bad.”

– Herman Cain, quoted by the Sacramento Bee.

“Even if you lose running for office you actually win, because you get tons of free PR.”

– Rhode Island US Senate candidate and Republican Barry Hinckley from a motivational speech in 2009.

“I’ll tell you the truth: He’s not that smart. He’s not that good. But he’s flippant, so I give him credit for that.”

– New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on being compared to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.

“Mr. Carnahan is a plodder, but his record shows little evidence of corruption. He hasn’t been as effective as Mr. Clay in bringing home the bacon to his constituents, but he hasn’t sold out his constituents, either. We choose the plodder over the pal of predatory profiteers.”

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch endorsing Democrat Representative Russ Carnahan in the upcoming primary.

“It’s a really simple rule: if you’re wearing a tie, you should be wearing socks.”

– House Speaker John Boehner scolding a reporter for not wearing socks.

“In the political environment that exists today, the opposition research of the Obama campaign is looking for anything they can use to distract from the failure of the president to reignite our economy. And I’m simply not enthusiastic about giving them hundreds or thousands of more pages to pick through, distort, and lie about.”

– Mitt Romney, in an interview with National Review, reiterating that he won’t release tax returns for years beyond 2010 and 2011.

“The only person who has seen Romney’s taxes is John McCain and he took one look and picked Sarah Palin.”

– James Carville.

One Response to “Soundbites”

  1. Anonymous July 26, 2012 at 7:54 am #

    Best sound bite was from a N.J. politician running years ago who had this slip: “America doesn’t want handouts; America wants hand jobs.” His comment was met w/ deafening silence, then thunderous applause.

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