Bob Ehrlich Quotes

  • Maryland has a tradition of Democratic Party conservatism.
  • Politics is a contest among people of diverse backgrounds and philosophies, advocating different solutions to common problems. The system only works when principled, energetic people participate.
  • The United States Supreme Court has voted 6-3 that voter photo ID is constitutional.
  • A complete investment in the Obama administration required that any real opposition had to be demonized. The investment in Barack Obama had to be protected.
  • We're betting, at this place and this time, we have people ready for change in the state of Maryland.
  • Some of the most important conversations I've ever had occurred at my family's dinner table.
  • We can dig ourselves out of the ditch that the progressives and Obama-ites have driven us into.
  • It's always an uphill battle. You know, I'm a Republican in Maryland. This is the bluest of the blue.
  • We have no more fundamental obligation in government than to ensure the safety of our citizens.
  • I promised her an interesting life and good food, and the rest is history.
  • Serving in Congress has been the honor of a lifetime.
  • Leaders do not sway with the polls. Instead, they sway the polls through their own words and actions.
  • I support stem cell research, including embryonic stem cell research.
  • We discussed politics, but we also talked about the importance of hard work, personal responsibility, living within your means, keeping your word. Those lessons stay with you throughout your life.
  • Every Maryland family wants financial security, schools that work, quality healthcare, safer neighborhoods, and ever-expanding economic opportunity. These are the building blocks of a superior quality of life.
  • It's appropriate to celebrate public service, and the thoughtful people who choose to serve. They symbolize what is good and decent about this historic citizen legislature, and we thank them.
  • No one heard about Bill Clinton on his first trip to New Hampshire. I showed Mike Huckabee around the state years before he ran, and no one knew him then, either.
  • Most pundits regard an election year session as an opportunity for the two parties to frame issues and garner political advantage in advance of the approaching election.
  • Leadership is about doing what you know is right - even when a growing din of voices around you is trying to convince you to accept what you know to be wrong.
  • Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don't begin thinking about education in the early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start Kindergarten.
  • I'm a competitive person.
  • Thoughtful people of different political philosophies can disagree, but in a very agreeable manner.
  • I don't know what leadership is. You can't touch it. You can't feel it. It's not tangible. But I do know this: you recognize it when you see it.
  • I don't pay any attention to what the 'Baltimore Sun' editorial page says about anything.