In the elections tomorrow, and in the steps which will follow, they will have to decide: whether to take their fate into their hands or to again leave the key in the hands of the extremists, those who led them from bad to worse and condemned them to a life of misery and suffering.
To be robbed and betrayed by a fiendish underground conspiracy, or by the earthly agents of Satan, is at least a romantic sort of plight – it suggests at least a grand Hollywood-ready confrontation between good and evil – but to be coldly ripped off over and over again by a bunch of bloodless, second-rate...
In proportion as the mass of citizens who possess political rights increases, and the number of elected ruler’s increases, the actual power is concentrated and becomes the monopoly of a smaller and smaller group of individuals.
[Amy Walter, who tracks House elections for Cook, said,] Republicans have done a good job building these levees, but we haven’t seen them tested in a Category 5 storm. … The annals of redistricting are replete with stories of parties that thought they drew themselves into safety but got blown away.
Every election is determined by the people who show up.
Early elections are bad for Poland but in this situation they are a real option.
In other words if a man is armed, then one pretty much has to take his opinions into account. One can see how this worked at its starkest in Xenophon’s Anabasis, which tells the story of an army of Greek mercenaries who suddenly find themselves leaderless and lost in the middle of Persia. They elect...
It is far away from the free and fair elections the government promised.
Elections are the only way civilized countries can express themselves.
We expect a larger rally after elections that won’t solve the political deadlock.
During the 1992 election I concluded as early as my first visit to New Hampshire that Bill Clinton was hateful in his behavior to women, pathological as a liar, and deeply suspect when it came to money in politics. I have never had to take any of that back, whereas if you look up what...
It is now really very likely that some action will be taken, following up what the council [of EU foreign ministers] said in both November and January, that ministers stood ready to take further restrictive measures if the elections turned out not to be free and fair.
We have won this election. We have won both the presidential and parliamentary vote.
Unfortunately, I really don’t see much by way of the election in the fall.