Gary Hart

(Gary Warren Hart)

Gary Hart
Gary Hart
  • Born: November 28, 1936
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Gary Warren Hart is an American politician, diplomat, and lawyer. He was the front-runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination until he dropped out over allegations of an extramarital affair. He represented Colorado in the United States Senate from 1975 to 1987.

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A leader not only has to be in the center but also be in the future. Leaders & Leadership
Could we do without the social safety net, without Social Security, without Medicare, without farm subsidies, without unemployment compensation, without school lunch programs, without housing assistance? Of course we could. But we would not be a civilized society and we would not be an American nation any of us would be proud of. Budgets & Budgeting ;Elderly, Aging. Old Age, Social Security & Pensions
Financial markets will tolerate a Republican deficit but will run screaming in panic from a Democratic deficit a fraction its size. Budgets & Budgeting
Follow me around.... I'm serious. If anybody wants to put a tail on me, go ahead. They'd be very bored. Scandals
I can personally testify that American politics have taken a distinctly downward turn in the space of one mature lifetime. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I don't think I was a failure. I just wasn't a success. Miscellaneous
I just could not stand to look at the lack of courage in the Senate. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
I made a serious mistake. I should not have been in the company of any woman, not my wife. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
I think there is one higher office than President and I would call that—patriot. Nationalism & Treason ;Citizenship & Patriotism
If you want the government off your back, get your hands out of its pockets. Government ;Privacy, Abortion & Family Planning
It is increasingly difficult to run a campaign of substance in an atmosphere which increasingly focuses on personality. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Let's give the terrorists a fair trial and then hang them Terrorism
Reform and renewal come from below, not above. Do not await a reform messiah. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
The reformer does not want to move left; he wants to move forward. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
There is one higher office than President, and I would call that patriot. Nationalism & Treason ;Citizenship & Patriotism
This cassette (video cassette of Walt Disney's Dumbo) was a documentary of my campaign. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
What is being bought by PACs is access ... Can my Uncle Fred walk into a senator's office? Of course not! Lobbying & Special Interests
When our economy is not growing, those least able to look after themselves are the first thrown overboard ... Budgets & Budgeting
You don't have to be impoverished to understand poverty. Poverty
You really can't go back to the Senate after running for President .... The danger of running for the Presidency is that if you don't make it—and that's the case for almost everyone who tries—then you are considered a failure. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
Follow me around. I don't care. If anybody wants to put a tail on me, go ahead. They'd be very bored.
I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The attractive lady whom I had only recently been introduced to dropped into my lap... I chose not to dump her off.
This is one Hart that you will not leave in San Francisco.
You can get awful famous in this country in seven days. Fame