That's what I liked about the idea of two governors who had records, ... Because then you could just put aside all this rhetoric and look at their records.
I always said, 'I never say never.' Today, I say never, ... This is it.
I always said, 'I never say never.' Today I say never, ... This is it. ... This is my last political press conference.
Today I say never. This is it.
George W. Bush is a leader, and that's what we need in the White House. George Bush is someone you can believe and trust.
I think I'm most proud of the fact that after 30 years in politics, I had a lot of folks who wanted me to come back.
In some ways, the campaign's going to, maybe, be the easiest part of this process. The next four years of governing is going to be extremely difficult. So far as aggravation, I figure all five years is going to be aggravation.
It would change the dynamics, ... You've got records, and hopefully the media would spend a lot more time than they usually do comparing them.
Brenda said, 'Whatever you do, just make up your mind,'
This is a two-step dance and the first step starts tomorrow.
Four years ago Clinton hadn't had his problems, ... I also think that sometimes we react to an election late. Character probably should have been a concern four years ago and it wasn't. I think the American voters are saying, 'We're not going to make that mistake again this time.'
I think the reason I've given it any consideration is my concern for the state and I don't think we're moving in the right direction, ... On the personal side, my family kind of feels like we've been through this. We've done this, we've done our time. And I think that's a valid position as well.
After a lot of thought, a lot of anguish, we've decided I will not be a candidate for governor, ... There have been literally thousands of people who have written us, stopped us on the street, asking us to run. That's what makes this very difficult.
After a lot of thought, a lot of anguish, we've decided I will not be a candidate for governor, ... I've done this three times now. I should be pretty good at this.
I find it ironic, when he ran for the senate, one of the first things he did was run to George Ryan to get his advice.