What has always made the Clintons great politicians and better people is their unyielding commitment to expanding the middle class for everyone.
My populism doesn't extend to my choice of hotels.
When you run for president, and become president, they just rip you apart. Every facade of privacy that you have is gone. I think everybody believes that, to some extent, you can maintain privacy. And I think in the end, everybody gets proven wrong.
During my time as a political strategist, one of the most vexing problems was figuring out why so many people vote against their perceived interests.
If you want to be angry at Gore, be angry at him for not fighting harder in Florida.
I was against gay marriage until I realized I didn't have to get one.
In 1992, the most treasured voter was a voter that would sort of swing back and forth, one that might vote for Republican for president, Democrat for governor. The voter that didn't have that strong of a partisan ID. These were the voters that we targeted.
I had a remarkably happy childhood; whatever scars I have are self-inflicted.
It's better to be married to someone who hates your politics than someone who hates your momma.
Democratic strategists and operatives should not design a strategy based off today's conditions. They should be setting a strategy for where the trajectory of polling is headed.
It's our heritage: we Democrats, we dream a lot.
The thing to remember about Obama is he doesn't care if you like him or I like him or somebody else does. He literally would rather do homework with his kids than be around other politicians. Does this make him unpopular at times? Yes. Does it make him ineffective? Most certainly not.
If you didn't have some sense of idealism, then what is there to sustain you?
I love young people. I identify with them. It never was a goal of mine to grow up.
Romney is an accomodationist technocrat who is an ideological pretzel of a man.
Ideologies aren't all that important. What's important is psychology.
Most of the stuff I've ever said is pretty insignificant and, by and large, has been said off the cuff and without much thought to the potential consequences.
Cajuns eat Italian on Sundays.
I actually thought Pope Paul VI was the most tragic figure in the modern church, like Lyndon Johnson was a very tragic figure in politics in some ways.
As with mosquitoes, horseflies, and most bloodsucking parasites, Kenneth Starr was spawned in stagnant water.