He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to run. If he could have found someone else to take his place … he would have been ecstatic to step aside.
--Tagg Romney, on how Mitt Romney never really wanted to be president, anyway. Weird.
This year, voting is more than just the core responsibility of citizenship; it is an act of defiance against malicious political forces determined to reduce access to democracy. Millions of ballots on Tuesday — along with those already turned in — will be cast despite the best efforts of Republican officials around the country to prevent them from playing a role in the 2012 election.
--The New York Times, Upholding Democracy, Ballot by Ballot
“We don’t look backwards, we look forward. We look at that distant horizon, we look at that new frontier. We are not afraid of the future. Our destiny is not written for us, it’s written by us. And we can write that next chapter together.” —President Obama