The Campaign in Quotes: July 10th-17th

The candidates who have declared that they are running will be discussed first.

 GOP Presidential Candidates (Not pictured: Gary Johnson & John Huntsman)

 

Michele Bachmann: “We were all shocked and appalled that President Obama dangled out in front of the camera that senior citizens may not get their checks. That’s a very dangerous statement to make.”

Herman Cain: “Islam is both a religion and a set of laws, Shariah law. That’s the difference between any one of our other traditional religions.”

Ron Paul: “I think that you have more credibility if you run for only one office at a time.”

Mitt Romney: “The answer for the country is for the President to agree to cut federal spending and cap federal spending and put into place a balanced budget amendment.”

Gary Johnson: “The Republican Party cannot afford to have a Presidential candidate who condones intolerance, bigotry and the denial of liberty to the citizens of this country.”

Tim Pawlenty: “I’ve said all along, ‘Don’t do it unless you get something really good for it’ and I’ve been in favor of structural real reforms that will fix the problem in the intermediate and long-term.”

Jon Huntsman: “All you need to do is look at one’s track record when serving in an executive position.” 

 

Newt Gingrich: “McConnell’s plan is an irresponsible surrender to big government, big deficits and continued overspending.  I oppose it.”  (Gingrich’s campaign is $1 million in debt.)

Rick Santorum: “When we sign these pledges, that is what we are doing, solemnizing our words.”

Rick Perry: “[I’m] getting more and more comfortable every day that this is what I’ve been called to do. This is what America needs.”

 

Rudy Giuliani: “I think the Republican Party would be well advised to get the heck out of people’s bedrooms and let these things get decided by states.” He went on to say, “We’d be a much more successful political party if we stuck to our economic, conservative roots.” 

 

Sarah Palin: “I’m not so egotistical as to believe that it has to be me, or it can only be me, to turn things around: But I do believe that I can win.”

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