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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Yes, I went to the House of Justice in Harlem, last summer to a community meeting that Rev. Sharpton invited me to attend.

As for me, I belong to the party of hope... In the battles that are to come, I ask you to join me to prove that the oldest political party on earth is the newest in energy and imagination.

Eight million people will vote next Tuesday... You have to understand why I am in this, I am in this to change the political process.

I believe we need a new kind of leadership, a leadership that puts the people front and center, not the president.

I think (the endorsement) will send a very clear message that I belong to the people of the country, and the people will have their say.

If only... we had decided to skip Iowa, thus saving a couple of million dollars and keeping the focus on New Hampshire.

In 30 seconds you can say a lot.

Lowell has been a friend for many years. He is someone I respect. I think he is someone who is respected in American life as a stand-up guy,

Our program would cost between $50 and $65 billion to make sure 95 percent of all Americans have health insurance. We can get this right.

That was a tragedy but what it said to me was that the real tragedy was how deeply racial profiling had seeped into the police department.

The point of the game is not how well the individual does, but whether the team wins. That's the beautiful heart of the game, the blending of personalities, the mutual sacrifices for the group success.

They said FDR wasn't going to be for agriculture, but he came to Iowa and appointed Henry Wallace as his agriculture secretary.

We live in a time when, on a basic level, politics is broken.

You are an integral part of America.

At a time of peace ... I see nearly 14 million of our children who are being denied their chance to live the American dream. This is not acceptable,

Either you lead from hope or you lead from fear. It's obvious from Al Gore's attacks on Bill Bradley that he lacks confidence in his own agenda for the country.

I clearly have to win a number of states on March 7 and 14, no question about that.

I think that (represents) the politics of saying whatever you need to say at the moment because you think that either your opponent won't be able to call enough attention to comment on it; or the media itself won't want to call you on it... Say anything and move on, that's the old politics.

If you are going to be president of the United States, try to do something big rather than something small,

In this campaign, Al Gore is proposing that we spend more of your money on a military build-up than on education.

Lowell is a very instrumental player in health care in the United States and I think what he will have to say about health care will be very straightforward in terms of telling the truth.

People evolve, but you should not go around saying you believe in a woman's right to choose.

That's the day you either break through or you don't.

The taste of defeat has a richness of experience all its own.

This energy is going to carry us all the way... Whoever would have thought we'd be met by this kind of crowd in the middle of the night?

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