Bill Bradley, fully William Warren "Bill" Bradley

Bradley, fully William Warren "Bill" Bradley

American Hall of Fame Basketball Player, Rhodes Scholar, Three Term Senator from New Jersey

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And so now we leave New Hampshire and move South and West. We leave with thanks to all of you and fond memories that will always be able to claim when we make our progress forward that the new politics began here.

Democrats distrust the market, preach government is the answer to our problems and prefer the bureaucrat they know to the consumer they can't control.

I believe a Democratic president can do more for this country than a Republican president can.

I see myself in this campaign as a kind of goodwill ambassador.

If only we'd had someone who knew Iowa politics in the room with us just before the Des Moines Register debate, to warn us about the former New Jersey senator's procedural vote against flood insurance.

I'm trying to remain true to the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,

Look we have taken action, but you know racial profiling practically began in New Jersey, Senator Bradley.

Our bill... seeks to ensure that the bottom line of the insurance industry will never be able to inflict such tragedy again. [Pending legislation would put the brakes on drive-through deliveries. Insurers would be forced to allow new mothers and their babies 48 hours in the hospital after a normal birth, 96 hours for a cesarean section.]

That flag shows the true colors of the Republicans who want to be president,

The most lasting contribution that a president ever makes... Therefore I feel it is imperative that the president search to find people of integrity... not someone who's locked into a rigid interpretation of the constitution, someone who sees the law as something that lives and breathes.

There's something about Al Gore I don't trust. I don't quite know what it is.

We have to repair that trust ... I think anytime a public official lies, he undermines his own authority and squanders the public trust.

Working with the UN's diplomacy and development arms, we can prevent minor differences from escalating into wars. When conflicts do break out, UN peacekeepers should play a role in defusing and settling them. Without giving up our sovereignty, we can help the UN with better training and better command and control in order to develop more effective peacekeeping forces.

Anytime the president lies, he undermines his authority and squanders the public's trust,

Despite the lack of victory tonight ... We shaped the national debate and brought Democratic issues to the fore,

I believe that we need a strong president that is not going to back away from affirmative action.

I see there are things that an administration could do here to stop that.

If only we'd supported Oregon and Arizona and other states who wanted to move their primaries up, so that we didn't have five weeks to wait after a strong showing in New Hampshire.

Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, "Just watch!"

Look, I don't think it's negative campaigning when you tell the truth about somebody's record.

Our country needs a Democratic president, a Democratic Congress and most important, a Democratic conscience. Electing Al Gore and Joe Lieberman is the right thing to do for our country,

That reminds me of the kind of politician who would chop down a tree, then stand on the stump and give a speech about conservation.

The only way to be true to our American tradition is to maintain absolute governmental neutrality regarding religious beliefs and practices

They could probably still get out of the deal. I don't think anything's done until it's done.

We have to take Social Security out of being a political football.

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American Hall of Fame Basketball Player, Rhodes Scholar, Three Term Senator from New Jersey