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Verbatim

Presidential Campaigns getting to Be Like NASCAR

You may want to just wear logos if you’re running for president: ‘sponsored by so-and-so.’ I mean it’s going to get to be like NASCAR where everybody should put logos on your suit.

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by National Journal, on the impact of super PACs on elections.

Verbatim

Verbatim

“I’m not suggesting that we’re going to agree on everything, whether it’s on health care or energy or what have you, but if the way these issues are being presented by the Republicans is that this is some wild-eyed plot to impose huge government in every aspect of our lives, what happens is you guys then don’t have a lot of room to negotiate with me. You’ve given yourselves very little room to work in a bipartisan fashion because what you’ve been telling your constituents is, ‘This guy’s doing all kinds of crazy stuff that’s going to destroy America.'”

— Pres. Obama, speaking to the Republican House members at their retreat in Baltimore