„I suppose the implication of that is the president and the vice president and myself and Colin Powell just fell off a turnip truck to take these jobs.“

In response to Jeffrey Goldberg's question to comment on accusations that the "Jewish lobby" maneuvered the administration into war. The New Republic, October 8, 2007. http://www.tnr.com/toc/story.html?id=523b5134-8643-4f5e-a314-ac9b8a786b16&p=13
2000s

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„In America any boy may become President, and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes.“

—  Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965

Speech in Indianapolis, Indiana (26 September 1952)
Often misquoted as "In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take."

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„For his part, Obama said he's just focused on winning the nomination although at least one member on his team said Clinton would make a good vice president. Well, I know her and she'd make a good president or good vice president.“

—  Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946

About the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries in an audio from "Trumped!", a syndicated radio feature that aired from 2004 to 2008. As quoted in Donald Trump Once Said Hillary Clinton Would Make A 'Good President' http://time.com/4402522/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-good-president/ (July 12, 2016) by Tara John, The Times.

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„Worst damnfool mistake I ever made was letting myself be elected Vice President of the United States. Should have stuck with my old chores as Speaker of the House. I gave up the second most important job in the Government for one that didn't amount to a hill of beans. I spent eight long years as Mr. Roosevelt's spare tire. I might still be Speaker if I didn't let them elect me Vice-President.“

—  John Nance Garner American politician 1868 - 1967

Comment shortly after leaving office, on leaving his post as speaker of the United States House of Representative to become the Vice President, quoted by Frank X. Tolbert, "What is Cactus Jack Up to Now," Saturday Evening Post (November 2, 1963) and recounted in Alden Whitman's obituary of Garner in the New York Times (November 8, 1967).

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„I believe it is the job of a President to confront problems, not pass them on to future Presidents and future generations.“

—  George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946

Remarks to the National Association of Home Builders, October 2, 2004 http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2004/10/20041002-7.html
2000s, 2004

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„I ask the unanimous consent of the Convention to allow the delegates from New Mexico to record their votes for President and Vice President of the United States.“

—  Francisco Perea Union Army officer 1830 - 1913

As quote in D. F. Murphy, Presidential Election, 1864 https://books.google.com/books?id=_SAQAAAAYAAJ. Proceedings of the National Union Convention (June 7-8, 1864) of the Republican party

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„Shortly after taking office in 1993, President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore called for a shift in American technology policy toward an expansion of public investments in partnerships with private industry.“

—  Lewis M. Branscomb physicist and science policy advisor 1926

L.M. Branscomb, J.H. Keller (1999) Investing in innovation: creating a research and innovation policy that works.

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Chester A. Arthur Foto

„The office of the Vice-President is a greater honor than I ever dreamed of attaining.“

—  Chester A. Arthur American politician, 21st President of the United States (in office from 1881 to 1885) 1829 - 1886

As quoted in Random Recollections of an Old Political Reporter, William C. Hudson (1911).

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„I don't think President Obama and Vice President Biden get the credit they deserve for saving us from the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes.“

—  Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947

Presidential campaign (April 12, 2015 – 2016), (July 28, 2016)

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„Reagan is the only man to take the presidency as a part-time job, a means of filling up the otherwise empty hours of retirement.“

—  Simon Hoggart English journalist and broadcaster 1946 - 2014

Hoggart's Guardian column 11 Sep 2004 http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2004/sep/11/politics.guardiancolumnists

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„The vice president has two duties. One is to inquire daily as to the health of the president, and the other is to attend the funerals of third world dictators. And neither of those do I find an enjoyable exercise.“

—  John McCain politician from the United States 1936 - 2018

In response to question by Tim Russert on how he would respond if George W. Bush asked him to be his vice presidential running mate in 2000. Interview on Meet the Press. Originally aired 3 March 2000. Aired again as a clip 15 June 2008 ( transcript http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25171251/page/3/).
2000s

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„Those criticising the president have nothing better to do. It is for the president to decide which meetings he wants to attend and which he wants to delegate to the vice-president or the prime minister who can also serve the purpose“

—  John Magufuli Tanzanian politician 1959

Head of Political Science and Public Administration Department at the University of Dar es Salaam, Dr Benson Bana, faulted those criticising Dr Magufuli, stressing that the president is setting the nation in order (referring to how Magufuli does not attend meetings), quoted on Daily News, "Magufuli backed on foreign trips" http://dailynews.co.tz/index.php/home-news/46632-magufuli-backed-on-foreign-trips, February 3, 2015.
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