Quotes of the Day for 7 November 2000 – Now What?
Today is the end, no more recorded senators calling me at dinner time to ask me to vote for someone I detest, no more campaign ads on TV and radio, one hopes the appalling litter of signs along the roads will soon vanish. And for the candidates? Few of them will have a comfortable night, roughly half will have to learn to deal with a great disappointment, all will have to step from the giddy pace and adrenaline high and say, "Now What?"
In our system, at about 11:30 on election night, they just push you off the edge of the cliff - and that's it. You might scream on the way down, but you're going to hit the bottom, and you're not going to be in elective office.
- Walter Frederick Mondale
No matter how much spin, effort, lunch or dinner you give the media, they will not fail to notice whether you have won or lost.
- Robin Renwick
Defeat, like victory, is only a passing phenomenon in a political career. The battle for one's ideals and beliefs must go on, and I mean to pursue mine.
- Hubert H. Humphrey, personal letter following 1968 presidential campaign
If elected, I shall be thankful; if not, it will be all the same.
- Abraham Lincoln, in his first political speech, 1832
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
- Will Rogers
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