Quotes by: Ed Gillespie

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Ed Gillespie
Counselor to the President
In office
July 5, 2007 – January 20, 2009
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Dan Bartlett
Succeeded by Pete Rouse (2011)
Chair of the Republican Party of Virginia
In office
December 4, 2006 – June 13, 2007
Preceded by Kate Obenshain
Succeeded by John Hager
Chair of the Republican National Committee
In office
July 25, 2003 – January 20, 2005
Leader George W. Bush
Preceded by Marc Racicot
Succeeded by Ken Mehlman
Personal details
Born Edward Walter Gillespie
(1961-08-01) August 1, 1961 (age 55)
Mount Holly Township, New
Jersey, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Cathy
Children 3
Alma mater Catholic University of America (BA)

If you're a governor of a big state, people sense your presence a little bit, even your fellow governors.
Ed Gillespie
I think Karl Rove saw that in George W. Bush early on and understood the impact that he could have on Texas politics and probably on national politics.
Ed Gillespie
And so it was interesting for me to find myself very enamored of a Republican president, but Ronald Reagan was someone I thought captured the spirit of America.
Ed Gillespie
Even as a partisan Republican, I'm not sure a 40-year run is healthy for either party.
Ed Gillespie
Well, my wife, Cathy Gillespie, worked for Joe Barton, who was running for Congress in 1984.
Ed Gillespie
I do not believe the American people are going to confuse hatred for passion.
Ed Gillespie
The fact is that we as a party at the Republican National Committee registered 3.4 million new voters in the past two years and brought them into the political process. The president won by 3.5 million votes.
Ed Gillespie
I don't want to be disrespectful of the president of the United States, but as a political person, one of the things I appreciated about this president, in the past year especially, is he is a fantastic candidate.
Ed Gillespie
When you look at where the Democratic field is going relative to foreign policy, they are increasingly moving away from a policy of pre-emptive self-defense that the president has adopted since September 11.
Ed Gillespie
We are seeing at the Republican National Committee a phenomenon that is worth noting this week; maybe today, maybe tomorrow, maybe Wednesday, we will have a million first time donors since the president took office.
Ed Gillespie
But I think there was a sense amongst the House Republicans especially that we didn't just want to be opposed to Bill Clinton; that we wanted to tell the country what we were for and to brand ourselves in a more positive manner.
Ed Gillespie
I think one of the problems the Democrats have today is that they are an elitist party.
Ed Gillespie
They do believe that if we do not wage this war against terror in places like Baghdad and Kabul, we are more likely to have it waged in Baltimore and Kansas.
Ed Gillespie
The Democratic Party is getting very angry, and that came through clearly in this election.
Ed Gillespie
One is that President Clinton, in his first two years of his term, did not govern as he had campaigned.
Ed Gillespie
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