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    My dear Sir. Yours of the 13th. is just received. My engagements are such that I can not, at any very early day, visit Rock-Island, to deliver a lecture, or for any other object. As to the other matter you kindly mention, I must, in candor, say I do not think myself fit for the Presidency. I certainly am flattered, and gratified, that some partial friends think of me in that connection; but I really think it best for our cause that no concerted effort, such as you suggest, should be made. Let this be considered confidential. Yours very truly, {Abraham Lincoln}

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    In these times, a great leader must be extremely brave. Their leadership must be steered only by their conscience, not a bribe.

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    Rise of Science Denialism The problem is, in a world where some people (even in the USA, where someone like Donald Trump was allowed to rise to the level of a serious presidential candidate in 2016) have descended to such levels of ignorance that science itself is dismissed by leaders, political and religious as ‘an agenda’, and frightening numbers of people cling to ignorance and superstition because it suits their conservative anti-human rights views and objectives.

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    Only desperate and corrupt politicians can use rigging, thuggery, vote buying, violence, trouble, assault, propaganda and lies to win an election and take over power by force.

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    One of the most important qualities of a president is the ability to inspire, to bring people together for the common good.

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    Pick a leader who will make their citizens proud. One who will stir the hearts of the people, so that the sons and daughters of a given nation strive to emulate their leader's greatness. Only then will a nation be truly great, when a leader inspires and produces citizens worthy of becoming future leaders, honorable decision makers and peacemakers. And in these times, a great leader must be extremely brave. Their leadership must be steered only by their conscience, not a bribe.

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    When a presidential candidate is publicly requesting help from the Russians, you know that there is something seriously going wrong in the USA.

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    The 2016 USA presidential election race clarified how an evil Nazi dictator like Adolf Hitler was able to come to power in global politics.

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    The thing that I am looking for in the next presidential election is a female that represents the people and not toxic corporations.

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    With the release of the transcripts Nixon had allowed America into the ugliness of his mind - as of he wanted the world to participate in the despoliation of the myth of presidential behavior. The transcripts, Garment thought, were an invasion of the public's privacy, of its right not to know. That was the truly impeachable offense: letting everyone see.

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    Admittedly, there is a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson in history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face.

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    African-Americans have rarely been the beneficiaries of Presidential rhetorical excess.

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    After the rigged Iranian presidential elections in 2009, the Islamic regime attacked the 'humanities' as the main source of protests, the most effective tool used by the West, especially America, to corrupt and incite Iranian youth, and finally closed down all the Humanities departments in Iran's universities.

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    A house divided against itself cannot stand.

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    A libertarian presidential candidate isn't going to win anyway, so he can afford to say that all taxation is theft, and it isn't the job of a libertarian presidential candidate to cook up new ways to commit theft.

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    When picking a leader, choose a peacemaker. One who unites, not divides. A cultured leader who supports the arts and true freedom of speech, not censorship.

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    While the truth is putting on its shoes, the lie becomes a president!

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    100 political parties put together can never defeat the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, come 2015 presidential election.

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    After three elections, voters finally caught on that Obama's faults were not in the stars, but in himself. They apparently tired of the usual distractions from a dismal presidential record.

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    Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.

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    All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

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    All must admit that the reception of the teachings of Christ results in the purest patriotism, in the most scrupulous fidelity to public trust, and in the best type of citizenship.

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    All that harms labor is treason to America.

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    Ambition is a commendable attribute, without which no man succeeds. Only inconsiderate ambition imperils.

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    America - a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.

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    America cannot be an ostrich with its head in the sand.

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    America is best described by one word, freedom.

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    [American Communist Party] legally exists in the U.S.A., it nominates its candidates in the elections, including Presidential elections.

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    American presidential leadership never goes out of style.

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    American Secretaries of State have typically been more buttoned up than bon vivant, but John Quincy Adams's diplomatic successes - bigger than anything Presidential or legislative that he achieved - still surprise a student of his personality.

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    Americans long to be united. After 9/11, we all just wanted to be one nation. Not a single American on September the 12, 2001, cared who won the next presidential election.

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    A man has deprived himself of the best there is in the world who has deprived himself of this.

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    America is the only idealistic nation in the world.

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    An American presidential campaign resembles a forced march through enemy country.

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    Anyone who has taken the oath I have just taken must feel a heavy weight of responsibility. If not, he has no conception of the powers and duties of the office.

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    A presidential speech is always the work of many hands.

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    Anti-Semitism is a noxious weed that should be cut out. It has no place in America.

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    Barack Obama was elected President in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. The natural thing would be to suggest money on the right [wing] doesn't really matter that much. The first thing you have to know is that the presidential elections are the ones where it's most difficult for money to hold sway, in that they're the most public elections.

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    [America] will stand steadfast with Israel in pursuit of security and a lasting peace.

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    As economists have long noted, the puzzle is not that so few people vote, it's that so many do. After all, no individual's vote has ever tipped the balance in a presidential election.

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    As is always the case with American presidential elections, nobody's talking about the fact that the empire will be ruled from Washington, and foreign policy has just not been on anybody's screen, unfortunately.

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    A splendid storehouse of integrity and freedom has been bequeathed to us by our forefathers. In this day of confusion, of peril to liberty, our high duty is to see that this storehouse is not robbed of its contents.

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    As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.

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    As you can imagine I'm disappointed as anything that I was not selected to be the presidential running mate. And I find it continually appalling that it would be a radical thing to have a woman on the ticket.

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    At a press conference yesterday NASA announced that 2005 was the hottest year on record. It is so hot, and global warming is so bad, if the presidential election were held today, Al Gore would still lose.

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    At the presidential level, everybody knows that Hillary Clinton is going to stand up for women's reproductive rights.

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    A zebra can not change it's spots.

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    Bring us together again.

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    But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.

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    But did you know that during the past quarter century, no presidential election has been won by more than ten million ballots cast? Yet every federal election during the same time period had at least one hundred million people of voting age who did not bother to vote!