"I think national issues play into gubernatorial races less than, obviously, in Senate and Congressional races. Much less. They tend to be more decided by personality, leadership qualities and by state or local issues. They still have some effect, no question about it, but not as much as Senate and Congressional races."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Edward G. Rendell on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Edward G. Rendell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Edward G. Rendell on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Edward G. Rendell on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Edward G. Rendell on Colin Powell
"If you have spent any time with Barack Obama, you know he's a funny guy. He's a good guy. He knows sports."