quote by Julius Nyerere

Decisions made in Washington are more important to us than those made here in Dar es-Salaam. So, maybe my people should be allowed to vote in American presidential elections.

— Julius Nyerere

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President elect quote When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginni

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.

A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it.

A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it.

President elect quote In my country we go to prison first and then become President.~ Nelson Mandela

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.~ Nelson Mandela

What is most important of this grand experiment, the United States? Not the election of the first president but the election of its second president. The peaceful transition of power is what will separate this country from every other country in the world.

President Roosevelt proved that a President could serve for life.

Truman proved that anyone could be elected. Eisenhower proved that your country can be run without a President.

The United States brags about its political system, but the President says one thing during the election, something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves.

Elect me as your congressman today, I promise you an Ilocano president in 20 years.

There will be a winner. There will a president-elect. But there will not be a defeated people. Tomorrow, we are only one country, only one Venezuela. Tomorrow in the country there are many problems that we have to resolve. Problems do not wait.

Presidents are elected not by direct popular vote but by 538 members of the Electoral College.

President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob.

I'm here not just as an actress but as a woman, an African-American, a granddaughter of Ellis Island immigrants, a person who could not have afforded college without the help of student loans and as one of millions of volunteers working to re-elect President Obama!

I didn't run for student council president.

I don't see myself in any way in elected office. I love policy. I'm not particularly fond of politics.

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.

Presidents should do whatever possible and practical to encourage an environment of cooperation and bipartisanship. And they should maintain a certain level of decorum, diplomacy and decency. But, at the end of the day, presidents get elected to enact change.

General Motors, General Mills, General Foods, general ignorance, general apathy, and general cussedness elect presidents and Congressmen and maintain them in power.

Some said America took a step forward electing a black president.

In light of the unconstitutiona l expansion of powers, lack of transparency and fueling the fires of unrest that clearly hasn't been the case. Vote based on merits, not to fill a racial quota.

Worst damnfool mistake I ever made was letting myself be elected Vice President of the United States. Should have stuck with my old chores as Speaker of the House. I gave up the second most important job in the Government for one that didn't amount to a hill of beans. I spent eight long years as Mr. Roosevelt's spare tire.

All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what.

I think it is its time for the leaders of Africa to say to President Mugabe that the people of Zimbabwe's deserve a free and fair election.

I'm a lobbyist and had a career lobbying.

The guy who gets elected or the lady who gets elected president of the United States will immediately be lobbying. They would be advocating to the Congress, they'll be lobbying our allies and our adversaries overseas. They'll be asking the business community and labor unions.

Al Gore won the popular vote and didn't get elected president, so I'm not going to sit here and kill myself over not winning Defensive Player of the Year.

In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character.

I have no desire to be president of the United States.

Zero desire. I don't think that I would be electable. And there are far too many people that are far smarter than me to be president. I'd like to find one with some honor and integrity. I haven't seen them yet, but they'll show up.

If I had been elected president in 1948, history would be vastly different.

I believe we would have stemmed the growth of Big Government, which had begun with the New Deal and culminated with the Great Society.

Of course, I am the first democratically elected woman president in Africa, and that raises a lot of expectations. Because I represent the aspirations of women all over Africa, I must succeed for them. I must keep the door open for women's participation in politics at the highest level. That is both humbling and exciting.

The problem with every American candidate regarding the presidency, I am not talking only about this campaign or elections, but generally, that they say something during the campaign and they do the opposite after the campaign.

I feel like we put all the weight on the president, rather than distributing the weight to all of the elected officials.

The lead singer of Creed says he won’t endorse President Obama.

Well that settles it -- Obama will not win the 1998 presidential election.

Your commanders have ordered you to storm the White House and to arrest me.

But I as the elected President of Russia give you the order to turn your tanks and not to fight against your own people.

A president is a high-level official who is elected to carry out a function.

He is not a king, not a god. He is not the witch doctor of a tribe who knows everything. He is a civil servant. I think the ideal way of living is to live like the vast majority of people whom we attempt to serve and represent.

At every election, my vote goes to the candidate less likely to declare war.

You're dropping hugely expensive pieces of exploding metal on a population. America deserves the president it gets, whether the country votes for them or allows their vote to be stolen, and the least we can do is to elect someone who won't do that to other people.

This is what happens, when, for the first time in modern history, a candidate resorts to lawsuits to try to overturn the outcome of an election for president.

I stand before you tonight as a young American, a proud American, of a generation born as the Cold War receded, shaped by the tragedy of 9/11, connected by the digital revolution and determined to re-elect the man who will make the 21st century another American century - President Barack Obama.

If I am elected President of these United States, I will work with all my energy and soul to restore that America, to lift our eyes to a better future. That future is our destiny. That future is out there. It is waiting for us. Our children deserve it, our nation depends upon it, the peace and freedom of the world require it.

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