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" And I think Governor Romney has a shot if the 'R' next to his name doesn't just stand for 'Republican,' it stands for 'reformer.' "
" A wise governor told me a long time ago, political capital you don't get more of by keeping it. You get it by using it. "
" But I don't want massive layoffs of anyone - public or private. We are planning on shrinking government through attrition and reform, not through random pink slips. "
" But Mitt Romney understands, like I understand, that people - not governments - create jobs. "
" Certainly political capital-slash-celebrity attention, whatever you want to call it, certainly is part of the reason why I've been reaching out to CEOs. There's a lot of folks who probably would have taken a call from me before but are even more inclined now and are interested in what we're doing because of all the attention. "
" Elections have consequences. "
" I believe that smaller government is better government. But I also believe that in the areas where government does play a legitimate role, we should demand that it is done better. "
" I'd like now and into the future to play a bigger role not only in Wisconsin and the Midwest, but nationally. I'd like to have an impact. "
" I hate big government, but I really hate a government that doesn't work. So when 'they say we either have to raise taxes or cut core services,' it's actually a 'false choice.' "
" I have not made any plans for the future, and my wife would kill me if I announced anything before that. "
" I have unbelievable support among Republicans. "
" I joke with my kids, who love history, that I'll be the only governor to be elected twice in his first term. "
" I kept my promises. "
" In education, they say either property taxes have to go up, or we'll have poor education - that's a false choice. "
" I promised to empower the taxpayer - instead of a handful of big government union bosses. "
" I ran for governor because I was worried about my kids' future. Then, I took on the big government union bosses, and we won. They tried to recall me, and we won. They target us again, and we won. We balanced the budget, cut taxes, and turned our state around with big, bold reforms. "
" I still remember, as a kid, tying a yellow ribbon around a tree in front of my house during the 444 days that Iran held 52 Americans hostage. Iran is not a place we should be doing business with. "
" I think in the end the big issue is that the private sector still needs more help. And the answer is not more big government. I know in my state our reforms allowed us to protect firefighters, police officers, and teachers. "
" I think most of us in America understand that people, not the government, creates jobs. "
" I think most people believe success in government is how many fewer people are in government, not because you kick them off of benefits like unemployment but they've been able to control their own destiny because private sector employers have created more jobs. "
" I think people across America want a leader who's actually going to listen to them. "
" It is only fair to expect public employees like me and others in the public sector to pay something close to what our neighbors and our fellow citizens do in the private sector. "
" It's sad to think right now, but probably the Russian and Chinese government know more about Hillary Clinton's e-mail server than do the members of the United States Congress. And - and that has put our national security at risk. "
" It's time to put our differences aside and find ways to work together to move Wisconsin forward. "
" I've often heard the complaint from both Democrat and Republican voters alike that they hate the fact that politicians get into office and they - and they're fearful, they're fearful to make tough decisions because they think more about the next election than they do about the next-generation. "
" Let this be our time in history so that someday we can tell our children and grandchildren that we were there, that we changed the course of history for the better. "
" Like many places across the country, Wisconsin lost more than 100,000 jobs from 2008 to 2010. Unemployment during that time topped out at over 9%. "
" Looking at America's history, ordinary people did something extraordinary. Leaders risked their lives for freedoms that we take for granted today. That's what instills confidence. That's us. We will move forward and prosper because that's who we are as Americans. "
" Mitt Romney turned businesses around in the private sector. He saved the Winter Olympics. "
" More people on unemployment benefits is not success in America, fewer people on not because we kicked them off but because they have been able to get a job in the private sector, because government got out of the way. "
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