The most memorable political lines of 2008

December 26th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama

Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): The political scene in the US this year was full of drama, with the biggest of names lashing out at each other. And some of the quotes they made might go to archives.
The candidates for president and the people connected to them contributed a host of wonderful lines, which ranged form being pithy to sometimes being poignant. And Fox News has made a list of quotations from the 2008 political season that may never be forgotten, and they are:
“We are the ones we have been waiting for.”
The statement made by Barack Obama on February 5-Super Tuesday-when 13 state victories made him the front-runner over Hillary Clinton.
“I don”t talk about these tabloids. The tabloid trash is full of lies.”
Former presidential candidate John Edwards reacted to his alleged affair with the producer of his campaign video series Rielle Hunter. He uttered the words on July 23 at a press conference in Houston, after the National Enquirer subsequently reported that he had visited Hunter and their “love child” at the Beverly Hilton. Edwards continued to deny the allegations until he admitted the affair to ABC News and released a written statement.
“The fundamentals of our economy are strong.”
John McCain made remark at a rally in Florida on September 15, as Lehman Brothers was filing for bankruptcy and the stock market continued to tumble. Barack Obama targeted the comment and asked: “What economy are you talking about?”
“I can see Russia from my house!”
Tina Fey made the comment while taking a jibe at Sarah Palin’’s remark: “You can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.” Palin’’s bizarre statement on foreign policy experience had people questioning the Republican vice presidential candidate’’s qualifications for higher office.
“I want to cut his nuts off.”
Jesse Jackson’’s comment got him a slew of unwanted attention, especially since he was talking about the soon-to-be president-elect, Barack Obama.
“Jesse Jackson won South Carolina twice, in ”84 and ”88, and he ran a good campaign, and so did Obama.”
Bill Clinton spoke of the old guard of civil rights leaders, and was apparently eager to draw comparisons between his wife’’s primary opponent and other black candidates who proved to have limited national appeal. The comment was made on the day of the South Carolina primary, which Obama won by a wide margin.
“I believe our government is capable of doing anything.”
The statement by Rev. Jeremiah Wright answered a question about whether he believed his own past claims that the government invented the HIV virus as tool of genocide against people of colour.
“There’’s nothing but sunshine hanging over me.”
Rod Blagojevich made the comment on Dec. 8, the day before he was arrested on federal corruption charges and accused of trying to auction off Obama’’s vacated U.S. Senate seat.
“Although we weren”t able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it has about 18 million cracks in it.”
Sen. Hillary Clinton made the statement as part of her concession speech on June 7. The speech, though hardly the close-ranks-behind-the-winner declaration that Obama might have hoped for, helped articulate why Clinton stayed in the race for so long.
“Together we have known success and seen setbacks, victory and defeat. But we have never lost our belief that we are all called to a better country and a newer world. And I pledge to you that I will be there next January.”
The comment was made by Sen. Ted Kennedy as part of his brief address on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in August, which capped a year of highs and lows for the Massachusetts senator, who was one of the first members of the Democratic old guard to endorse Obama in the primaries. (ANI)

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