Especially in the era of the pandemic, we're seeing just how important leadership is at every level, certainly in Congress, but also in the state and local offices, and yet, ironically there's also less attention available to these races than ever just because of everything that's going on.
When we, as a nation, put our minds to something, when we truly choose to care about something, change always happens.
You will never know who's taking their lead from you, who's watching you and deciding that they can be a little braver, because you have been brave, when I was trying to figure out who I was, I was afraid that who I was might mean that I could never make a difference. And what wound up happening instead, is that it's a huge part of the difference I get to make.
You don't have to wait till your party's in power to have an impact on life at home and around the world.
The only motive that can keep politics pure is the motive of doing good for one's country and its people.
The goal in the end is not to win elections. The goal is to change society.
I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.
“People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.”