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Carol Moseley Braun Quotes


An American politician and lawyer who represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999.
(1947 - )

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All I really want to be is boring. When people talk about me, I'd like them to say, Carol's basically a short Bill Bradley. Or, Carol's kind of like Al Gore in a skirt.
 

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.
 

Bush is giving the rich a tax cut instead of putting that cut in the pockets of working people.
 

I believe that our message of rebuilding America is one that will resonate with the American people.
 

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 think the legacy of the civil rights movement is that now whites are more open to being represented by people of color or people who are women or, again, non-traditional candidates.
 

I want people who believe in my message and where I am on issues to support me.
 

I want to rebuild America.
 

I was the only person of color in the Senate, and my colleagues were Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms and Trent Lott.
 

I was very productive as a senator for my state.
 

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.
 

I'm a results-oriented person and my Senate record shows that.
 

I'm committed to universal health coverage and education.
 

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.
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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.
 


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