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" And frankly, being a woman I think gives me a slightly different take on a lot of the issues and on a lot of the solutions to the problems we face. "
" I believe that our message of rebuilding America is one that will resonate with the American people. "
" I'd come back after having served as ambassador to New Zealand and found that I had real concerns about the direction in which this country was headed. "
" If we can rebuild Iraq, we can rebuild Illinois and Indiana and if we can do Baghdad, we can do Baltimore. "
" Illinois has less than a 12 percent black population and I won with 55 percent of the vote. "
" I'm a results-oriented person and my Senate record shows that. "
" I'm used to people not paying me a whole lot of attention and underestimating me and, frankly, for me a big challenge is to have people believe that I can be the president of the United States. "
" I really think that's the key, part of the spiritual renewal that America needs to have, the notion that we really can have confidence in a better tomorrow. "
" I think Americans want to believe in this country again. "
" I think if we are actually going to accept our generation's responsibility, that's going to mean that we give our children no less retirement security than we inherited from our parents. "
" I think it does suggest that the American people really do want to listen to somebody who actually has some solutions, some answers, and gives them some hope. "
" I think that we have a responsibility to make certain that we are fiscally responsible in order to assure, frankly, future generations don't have to pay our bills. "
" I want people who believe in my message and where I am on issues to support me. "
" I want to rebuild America. "
" I was very productive as a senator for my state. "
" Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible. "
" New Zealand, by the way, where I was ambassador, has had two women prime ministers - one from either party. "
" People just want to hear some common sense... and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government - I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee - not to mention the diplomatic international experience. "
" The fact is that the diversity in this political class serves the same interest as diversity in any arena, which is it stirs the competitive pot. "
" The failure in Ohio to have adequate voting capacity for the people who were registered and eligible to vote was an absolute denial of their right to vote. "
" The notion that we won the war against Iraq is like saying we won a war against Arizona. I mean, the fact of the matter is it's not that big of a country. Nobody, I don't think, had any notion that we would do anything but win it. "
" There are a number of steps that we can take to reinvigorate and rebuild the economic and the physical infrastructure of our country and then to rebuild us, frankly, on a spiritual level. "
" The reason that minorities and women don't have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected. "
" To me, that means getting back to the point where our Constitution means that you don't tap people's phones and poke into their e-mail and you don't arrest people and keep them hidden for a year and a half without charging them. "
" Well, if you pick a fight with somebody that's smaller than you and you beat them, where's the honor in that? "
" We're failing our children with education, we're failing our environment. "
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