Quotes of the Day for 6 November 2002 – Election Aftermath
The polls have closed, votes are being counted, and we hope the yard signs will be disappearing from front yards.
If elected, I shall be thankful; if not, it will be all the same.
- Abraham Lincoln, in his first political speech, 1832
More important than winning the election, is governing the nation. That is the test of a political party - the acid, final test.
- Adlai Ewing Stevenson, 1900 - 1965
Our elections are free, it's in the results where eventually we pay.
- Bill Stern
Our children await Christmas presents like politicians getting in election returns: There's the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in.
- Marcelene Cox
It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.
- Tom Stoppard
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
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