"I think Karl Rove saw that in George W. Bush early on and understood the impact that he could have on Texas politics and probably on national politics."
"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."Ed Gillespie on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Ed Gillespie on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Ed Gillespie on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Ed Gillespie 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."Ed Gillespie on Joseph Stalin
"I accept people for who they are and love them. That doesn't mean I have to agree or that I have to turn my back on the tenets of my faith and reject the tenets of my faith when it comes to homosexuality."
"If Ralph Nader runs, President Bush is going to be re-elected, and if Ralph Nader doesn't run, President Bush is going to be re-elected. We're going to run on the president's strong and principled leadership and his positive agenda for a second term."
"So I think that our foreign policy, the president's strong and principled leadership when it comes to the war against terror and foreign policy is going to be an asset."
"When you were a volunteer for the Bush-Cheney campaign, you came in the morning you had a supervisor who gave you a list of calls to make and a time to do it in."
"On the other side, I do believe that the rhetoric we are seeing from the Democrats today is unprecedented, is a new low in presidential politics and goes beyond political discourse and amounts to political hate speech."