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 David Gergen - “That would give you protection against Democratic attacks and restore bipartisan spirit.”
 David Gergen - “Why a White House that was so adept in most of the first term has misjudged two or three big calls in its second term it's puzzling.”
 David Gergen - “I think he still has time to recover politically, and I think it's likely he will. He's good at this. You'll see a better Bush during the next few days, in charge and compassionate. But if he doesn't, there's going to be a serious political price to pay.”
 David Gergen - “Win or lose, he realized that it was going to be very difficult to govern and that the better part of valor was to step aside.”
 David Gergen - “You can second-guess this all you want ... but there's no question that the four days that elapsed that we had this mini-storm that blew up was embarrassing for the vice president and embarrassing for the president.”
 David Gergen - “You can second-guess this all you want ... but there's no question that the four days that elapsed that we had this mini-storm that blew up was embarrassing for the vice president and embarrassing for the president.”
 David Gergen - “Larry is a friend and I believe in the vision of renewal that he set forth for the university. He recognized that it was almost impossible to move things forward.”
 David Gergen - “A man never benefits from going to a psychiatrist if the only reason he's there is because of his wife. You have to want to change from within.”
 David Gergen - “I think he has to calibrate it very carefully. The White House says it is going to be a very optimistic speech. But I think people are not feeling very optimistic at the moment.”
 David Gergen - “If people stay that long, group-think can set in, and that's dangerous for a president.”
 David Gergen - “What you're seeing in the East Wing is normal turnover, and what you're seeing in the West Wing is abnormal. It's an aberration to have a team stay as long as this one has.”
 David Gergen - “How in heaven's name can a nation with a 1 trillion surplus threaten so much scientific research so vital to its future”
 David Gergen - “I don't think there's any other president in the modern era that has seen this kind of stability.”
 David Gergen - “For a two-term president after the November elections in the middle of your second term, things start going downhill and you really do start quacking like a duck.”
 David Gergen - “Think of that, the split-screen sense. That's the problem this presidency has ... it's being split down the middle.”
 David Gergen - “Don't just listen to the lawyers. You know in your heart it's time to get this behind you, avoid the nightmare of more proceedings up on the Hill.”
 David Gergen - “This series is an opportunity to listen to stories and strategies of the global greats of social entrepreneurship -- a powerful new form of public leadership.”
 David Gergen - “You can agree or disagree with Ronald Reagan's policies, his conservatism.”
 David Gergen - “I'm told by some people close to him that this will not be a Kerry-bashing speech. But he's not going to simply rally around Bush. Indeed it's going to be the story of an immigrant coming to this country and finding a country that's embraced him and a party that's embraced him.”
 David Gergen - “You can agree or disagree with Ronald Reagan's policies, his conservatism. I was less conservative than he was, but if you add it all up, I believe he ranked as the best leader we've had in the White House since Franklin Roosevelt, and that's saying a lot.”
 David Gergen - “If Karl Rove were indicted, that would be like George W. Bush losing his right arm at a time when he needs every limb he's got to climb out of the hole he's in and to rebuild his presidency.”
 David Gergen - “He (Rove) is the president's right arm, as we all know. And the president's in a deep hole and it's very hard to climb out of a hole without your right arm.”
 David Gergen - “It's clear they are bringing in someone to do better marketing. Whether they are bringing in someone to bring more complete information to the public is very much an open question.”
 David Gergen - “There's an old saying that you can't open a new circus until the old circus leaves town. It was just inevitable that this is going to continue to hang over their heads because the investigation continues. The Libby-Rove-Cheney story continues to have legs, and it's going to continue to for some time. And the war still goes on.”
 David Gergen - “There's a normal tendency in the campaign, during a crisis, for the country to rally around the White House. That may help Al Gore in this campaign, but on the other hand, George W. Bush handled himself so well the other night on foreign policy that I think it fortified him just before this crisis broke.”

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