"Spontaneous combustion of grassroots politics is the future."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Dick Morris on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Dick Morris on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Dick Morris on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Dick Morris on Milton Friedman
"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."Dick Morris on Joseph Stalin
"Anybody who thinks that getting a communication from a voter in your district is spam - that guy is pork. Roast pork unless he changes his point of view."
"No candidate can win a presidential race advocating gay marriage and opposing the military action in Iraq."
"Public-opinion polls show that Americans split about evenly on civil unions. But when the words 'gay marriage' are presented, they break 3-to-1 against it."
"'Yes' is a far more potent word than 'no' in American politics. By adopting the positions which animate the political agenda for the other side, one can disarm them and leave them sputtering with nothing to say."
"As Bob Dole found out, you can't keep a positive image while being your party's mouthpiece in Congress. That's why no legislative leader since James Madison has ever been elected president."