22 Total Quotes

Gary Jacobson Quotes

If he restores the strong support of Republicans, he can ride out the rest of the term and keep Republican politicians on his side as well.
Gary Jacobson
#Republican

There's a lot of competition for a kid's time. You have the Internet. You have video games. Kids are being pulled in a lot of directions,
Gary Jacobson
#Competition

If a year from now the public mood is similar to what it is now, Republicans will be in trouble, ... a bit premature, but not crazy.
Gary Jacobson
#Republicans

They see this as their opportunity.
Gary Jacobson
#Opportunity

It makes sense there would be a letdown after impeachment. People are tired of scandals and want peace and quiet.
Gary Jacobson
#Peace

Gore has the economy on his side and the statistics he will be able to produce will be an impressive argument. I am expecting a very close election,
Gary Jacobson
#Economy

I don't know if the Democrats are capable of having a coordinated theme like that.
Gary Jacobson
#Democrats

A move back to the center is essential. The election reminded him that California is not a Republican state. You don't win here by emphasizing your GOP agenda.
Gary Jacobson
#Republican

The practice of speaking to an audience outside of the chamber is very old. These people are professional politicians, and they will not be swayed by others' oratory.
Gary Jacobson
#People

This is one of those rare opportunities with an opening for a safe Republican seat, and (whoever) wins will keep if for a long time, so it's a plum.
Gary Jacobson
#Republican

Here's an open seat that came up surprisingly at short notice, and anyone who ever thought about running for Congress sometime would say this is my time to take a shot at it.
Gary Jacobson
#Congress

It doesn't hurt candidates to criticize them (Republicans in the House), because the criticism is shared with their Republican voters. Most are unhappy with corruption and spending . . . so their charge is to prove they are the most anti-corrupt. They are competing for mantle of who will be the toughest on the deficit.
Gary Jacobson
#Criticism

If they win it, it's a huge symbolic victory. If they lose it, they can say they couldn't have won it anyway.
Gary Jacobson
#Victory

So they can't pretend to be the most vigorous Democrat-basher. They can't blame Democrats for the budget or Cunningham.
Gary Jacobson
#Democrats

It's a long, slow erosion in the support of the war. The civil conflict is certainly weakening support.
Gary Jacobson
#Conflict

In such a thoroughly Republican district, if she took it, it would be a big sign. But if she doesn't win, it doesn't mean that Republicans have nothing to worry about.
Gary Jacobson
#Republican

In this campaign, everyone is trying to be the non-Cunningham. With all the scandals besieging Republicans make it not a good year to have on your resume that you have bee a lobbyist in Washington.
Gary Jacobson
#Republicans

It doesn't hurt candidates to criticize them (Republicans in the House), because the criticism is shared with their Republican voters. Most are unhappy with corruption and spending .Ê.Ê. so their charge is to prove they are the most anti-corrupt. They are competing for mantle of who will be the toughest on the deficit.
Gary Jacobson
#Corruption #Republicans

Bilbray is the most prominent figure out there and so he will be everybody's target. Then, he has the distinction of being a lobbyist I would have been astonished if this was not used by his opponents.
Gary Jacobson
#Target #Opponent #Distinction