Monday, June 30, 2008

Today's Popular Quotes from the Campaign Trail

“I certainly honor his service as a prisoner of war. He was a hero to me and to hundreds of thousands and millions of others in the armed forces, as a prisoner of war. He has been a voice on the Senate Armed Services Committee and he has traveled all over the world, but he hasn’t held executive responsibility. That large squadron in the Navy that he commanded – that wasn’t a wartime squadron.” – Retired General Wesley Clark commenting that military service does not automatically qualify one to be president.

“We need a president who's ready to be Commander-in-Chief on day one. Senator McCain is - incidentally, Senator Clinton said that over and over again and she was right.
She was ready to be president on day one. Why? Because our enemies will test the new president early. Remember that the truck bombing at the World Trade Center happened in the first year of the Clinton administration. 9/11 happened in the first year of the Bush administration. John McCain is ready to take the reins on January 20, 2009. He doesn't need any training.” – Senator Joseph Lieberman discussing John McCain’s readiness to be President, especially in the wake of a terrorist attack, which he predicts will occur soon.

“Barack and I don’t have interesting lives, never did. We’re basically family people. When we go on a date, it’s either dinner or a movie because we can’t stay awake for both.” – Michelle Obama commenting on date nights with her husband Barack Obama
“We are cool and groovy…I tell you we are down with it also. He [McCain] loves to tool around on the Internet, he especially loves the videos that get produced that usually poke fun at him.” – McCain campaign manager Rick Davis rejecting the notion that John McCain does not know how to use the Internet.

“We are not going to be back in the majority in the Senate next year. The numbers make that impossible.” – Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) giving a bleak outlook on the prospects for a Republican-led Senate in 2009.

Sources: CNN, Huffington Post, New York Times, USA Today