I like Dan Quayle. I really do. He's a nice guy, honest, decent. He would be a superb breath of fresh air following Clinton. But, he shouldn't run. I don't think he's very smart. For some reason, his mouth and his brain are out of sync. He says the dumbest things. If he runs for president, the press, the democrats, his opponents, all will bring up the following remarks he has made. I don't want to see him embarrassed. He's too nice. Please Dan, don't run.
"We are ready for an unforeseen event that may or may not occur."
"It is wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago"
"I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people"
"The loss of life will be irreplaceable." ( San Francisco earthquake)
"When I have been asked during these last weeks who caused the riots and the killing in L.A., my answer has been direct and simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The rioters are to blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers are to blame."
"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child. "
"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
"What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful." (Attempting to quote the line "a mind is a terrible thing to waste")
"I love California. I practically grew up in Phoenix."
"We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world."
"I should have remembered that was Andrew Jackson who said that, since he got his nickname "Stonewall" by vetoing bills passed by Congress." (Confusing Andrew Jackson with Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, who actually got his nickname at the first Battle of Bull Run.)
"We don't want to go back to tomorrow, we want to go forward."
"I have made good judgments in the Past. I have made good judgments in the Future."
"My friends, no matter how rough the road may be, we can and we will never, never surrender to what is right."
"Hawaii is a unique state. It is a small state. It is a state that is by itself. It is a -- it is different than the other 49 states. Well, all states are different, but it's got a particularly unique situation."
"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe."
"It's time for the human race to enter the solar system."
"The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century."
"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared'."
"If we do not succeed, then we run the risk of failure."
"I was a less than serious student in college. If I had it to do over again, I would be far more serious. I did play a lot of golf. But I don't think that's any reflection on my ability to lead this nation."
"We should develop anti-satellite weapons because we could not have prevailed without them in 'Red Storm Rising' ." (A Tom Clancy novel)
"Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It's the other way around. They never vote for us."
"Bank failures are caused by depositors who don't deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement."
"I was known as the chief grave robber of my state."
"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls."
"Our party has been accused of fooling the public by calling tax increases 'revenue enhancement.' Not so. No one was fooled."
"The future will be better tomorrow."
"I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican."
"Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it."
"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children."
"I got through a number of things in the area of defense, like showing the importance of cruise missiles and getting them more accurate so that we can have precise precision."
"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made."