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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“John Kerry had his back against the wall, and in January turned his campaign completely around.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A kind of malaise falls over you, and you realize you had the main chance and you blew it. You start looking for scapegoats. It takes a while for [losing candidates] to look in the mirror and understand most of their shortcomings were their own.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“[In his 2000 biography] Rosa Parks, ... Her name is a code word against totalitarian governments. There are really three names that have really resonated in the shanty towns of Third World countries around the world. They are Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Bob Marley. They are more loved by poor people than any other historical figures in recent memory.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“[Brinkley recalled Parks' visit with former South African president Nelson Mandela back in 1990; Mandela was overcome with emotion during the meeting.] Tears filled his eyes as he walked up to the small, old woman with her hair in two silver braids crossed atop her head, ... And, in a low, melodious tone, Mandela began to chant 'Rosa, Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks.' ”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I could ride on an integrated trolley bus on the base, ... but when I left the base, I had to ride home on a segregated bus.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Thus did nature triumph over man's attempt to conquer it. Nature always wins.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“George McGovern said Hunter's coverage of the 1972 election was the least factually accurate but the most truthful portrait of the campaign. But I don't give Frey the free pass on this one. I'm old-fashioned. I like to know if something's a novel or fiction.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“He was the guy who by his heroic actions gave a morality and dignity to the American military effort.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“His lack of prioritizing hurricane evacuation after Ivan, after we dodged a bullet, is criminal, ... He didn't learn from Ivan. He was kind of playing the, 'Oh, boy, another close one,' living on a prayer. That's not the way to treat a major metropolitan area.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“His lack of prioritizing hurricane evacuation after Ivan, after we dodged a bullet, is criminal. He didn't learn from Ivan. He was kind of playing the, 'Oh, boy, another close one,' living on a prayer. That's not the way to treat a major metropolitan area.”

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