The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament.
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.
Young people are the key to this election.
According to various polls conducted, the single most important issue in last week's election was not the Iraq War, not the War on Terror, not even the economy. It was the cultural war.
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
Winning or losing of the election is less important than strengthening the country.
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
It's heartbreaking that so many hundreds of millions of people around the world are desperate for the right to vote, but here in America people stay home on election day.
Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
Election — quotes and aphorisms
I am not joining politics. I don't intend to contest election. I am happy to be back to doing normal things, be it films or other work.
In every election in American history both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins.
As our values are the core to who we are as human beings, they are also the easiest way to identify and connect with others in meaningful ways. Think about it — most political campaigns are based around values. Barack Obama's 2008 election campaign galvanized millions of youth behind two very clear values — hope and change.
Voting is how we participate in a civic society — be it for president, be it for a municipal election. It's the way we teach our children — in school elections — how to be citizens, and the importance of their voice.
Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the one percent — a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice — that struggle continues.
Leadership is not about the next election, it's about the next generation.