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A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it.
Harry S Truman
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.
Harry S Truman
Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.
David Broder
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Douglas Adams
By the time a man gets to be presidential material, he's been bought ten times over.
Gore Vidal
For instance, it is certain that women do not want a woman for President. Nor would they have the slightest confidence in her ability to fulfill the functions of that office.
Eleanor Roosevelt
I am not the Catholic candidate for President. I am the Democratic Party's candidate for President, who happens also to be a Catholic.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
Harry S Truman
No man could be equipped for the presidency if he has never been tempted by one of the seven cardinal sins.
Eugene J. McCarthy
One of the little-celebrated powers of Presidents (and other high government officials) is to listen to their critics with just enough sympathy to ensure their silence.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Presidents do make mistakes, but the immortal Dante tells us that divine justice weighs the sins of the cold-blooded and the sins of the warm-hearted in different scales
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well.
Barbara Bush
Take our politicians: they're a bunch of yo-yos. The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize.
Saul Bellow
This is the man (Ronald Reagan) who proved that ignorance is no handicap to the presidency
Molly Ivins
You and I are stuck with the necessity of taking the worst of two evils or none at all. So-I'm taking the immature Democrat as the best of the two. Nixon is impossible.
Harry S Truman
You can always get the truth from an American statesman after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency
Wendell Phillips
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