First of all I like John Kerry. I think he's intellectually curious and very thoughtful. I think he's deeply committed on issues like the environment. I think he's an internationalist, which I am.
John Kerry's position and my position are not very different about what we would do. Interestingly enough, neither is George Bush's position because George Bush adopted John Kerry's position after John Kerry won the primaries.
I've gotten to know John Kerry since the primaries. The reason I'm going out and working my you know what off for John Kerry is because I believe him. I believe he'll be a good president and a much better president than George Bush.
I don't hate Republicans as individuals. But I hate what the Republicans are doing to this country. I really do.
At every turn when there has been an imbalance of power, the truth questioned, or our beliefs and values distorted, the change required to restore our nation has always come from the bottom up from our people.
From a religious point of view, if God had thought homosexuality is a sin, he would not have created gay people.
Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party. We get lectured by people all day long about moral values by people who have their own moral shortcomings.
I think most people... would be glad to pay the same taxes they paid when Bill Clinton was president, if only they could have the same economy they had when Bill Clinton was president.
Look, I'm not a perfect person. I have my warts. I sometimes say things that get me in trouble. I wear suits that are cheap. But I say what I think and I believe what I say, and I'm willing to say things that are not popular but ordinary people know are right.
People have said I'm the candidate of anger. Well, we have a right to be angry. We lost 3 million jobs. We lost our place as the moral leader of the world.
That's one of the things about the Tea Party people. They think corporations have too much influence in American life and they do.
You think the RNC could get this many people of color into a single room?...Maybe if they got the hotel staff in there.
I've resisted pronouncing a sentence before guilt is found. I still have this old-fashioned notion that even with people like Osama, who is very likely to be found guilty, we should do our best not to, in positions of executive power, not to prejudge jury trials. --December 2003
I may be controversial, but my allegiance is to people outside the Beltway.
The Iraqi prime minister is an anti-Semite. We don't need to spend 00 and 00 and 00 billion bringing democracy to Iraq to turn it over to people who believe that Israel doesn't have a right to defend itself and who refuse to condemn Hezbollah.