Each Presidency is encapsulated in a quote. If you asked the man or woman on the street to give you a quote from a president; this is the one they are most likely to come up with (My Opinion). It is what we remember. Somebody can say the words and we associate it with that president. These quotes quite often become important because of events that occur long after they are uttered. Other times, they are poignant and enlightening when they are first said. These quotes can be bad or good. What I am trying to capture is the idea of how we as a people push and condense a presidency into a few words.
Frankly D. Roosevelt – “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”
Harry S. Truman – “The buck stops here.”
“Dwight D. Eisenhower – “Beware the Military Industrial Complex”
John F. Kennedy – “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
Lyndon B. Johnson – “If chosen I will not run, if elected, I will not serve.”
Richard M. Nixon – “I am not a crook”
Gerald Ford – No Quote, the presidency doesn’t register with the public’s memory.
Jimmy Carter - Set your thermostats to save fuel.
Ronald Reagan – “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”
George H.W. Bush – “Read my lips, no new taxes.”
Bill Clinton – “I did not have sex with that woman.”
George W. Bush – “I hear you and the people who tore down these building will here from all of us soon.”
Barrack Obama – “If you like your Health Insurance, you will be able to keep your Insurance.”