Witty Presidential Quotes...
Ronald Reagan’s most powerful tool was his self-deprecating humor. When his advanced age was used against him by Senator Mondale during the 1984 campaign, intentionally misunderstanding he quipped:
"I will not make age an issue of this campaign.
I am not going to exploit, for political purposes,
my opponent's youth and inexperience."
- Ronald Reagan
When Abraham Lincoln was accused of being two-faced. Lincoln replied:
“If I had two faces, do you think
this is the one I’d be wearing?”
- Abraham Lincoln
President John Kennedy once read a fake telegram from his rich father:
"Jack, Don't spend one dime more than is
necessary. I'll be damned if I am going
to pay for a landslide."
- John F. Kennedy (reading a fake telegram)
This effectively stole the power of the accusation that his campaign was largely financed by his father.