Sound Bites

will simplify the tax code and reduce the tax burden. Innovation and entrepreneurship will be rewarded. He will empower individuals and companies to create wealth, opportunities, and jobs.


Former HP-Compaq CEO Carly Fiorina



For John, putting country first is the calling of a lifetime. He lives by a code of honor unmatched by anyone in American politics.


Former CEO and President of eBay Meg Whitman


Women


My mom and dad both worked at the elementary school in our small town. And among the many things, I owe them is one simple lesson: that this is America, and every woman can walk through every door of opportunity.


Vice Presidential Candidate Gov. Sarah Palin



And when I began my business career, female executives were still a novelty. Many of our male colleagues questioned whether we’d make it. But my parents, especially my mom, inspired me.


Former CEO and President of eBay Meg Whitman


Experience


On the one hand, you’ve got a man who has dedicated his life to the service of his country. He’s been tested time and again by crisis. He’s passed every test. … On the other hand, you have a resume from a gifted man with an Ivy League education. He worked as a community organizer, and immersed himself in Chicago machine politics. Then he ran for the state legislature–where nearly 130 times he was unable to make a decision yes or no. He simply voted “present.”


Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani


This is not a personal attack … It’s a statement of fact — Barack Obama has never led anything.


Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani


I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities. I might add that in small towns, we don’t quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren’t listening. We tend to prefer candidates who don’t talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco.


Vice Presidential Candidate Gov. Sarah Palin


Renita Burns is the editorial assistant for BlackEnterprise.com.

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