Winston Churchill famously said that the best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.
Now, obviously this is a gross exaggeration. But Americans are an eccentric bunch.
And in following the candidates on the campaign trail, I’ve heard some pretty amusing or at least thought-provoking statements from both the candidates and their supporters.
Below are the best of the best:
- “Obama was talking to Paul McCartney because he’s British. British Petroleum. See?” – A female voter explaining the conspiracy that she believes exists between President Barack Obama, singer Paul McCartney, and BP.
- “You can be stabbed to death or carbon-monoxided to death. But it’s still to death.” – A man providing commentary on Social Security and other government benefits.
- “Belive it or not, I like prospecting for gold. I’m actually into that kind of thing.” — Republican candidate Charlie Bass, on his experiences in the Arizona outdoors.
- “Would you consider getting rid of the highly dangerous and unconstitutional FED?” – A question posed to Republican candidate Bob Giuda by one of his supporters. Giuda answered that it would probably be too politically unpopular to do so.
- “Obama Bin Lyin’: IMPEACH NOW!” -- A slogan on a bumper sticker for sale.
- “Are you a Democratic operative?” – A question posed to me by a Republican committee event organizer. No, definitely not. Although I would relish a title as cool as “operative.”
Check back tomorrow for a recap and analysis of the Republican candidate appearances at the Hillsborough Flag Day Picnic.