Christopher Michael Cillizza quotes:

  • I don't think Hillary Clinton will get any sort of political honeymoon like George W Bush or Barack Obama enjoyed.

  • Valentine's Day gifts like teddy bears, chocolate and perfume are SO lame. How about be thoughtful and original?

  • I see no issue with [Donald] Trump spending 48 hours in Scotland.Whether accidental or intentional, the fact that he was there when Britain voted to leave the EU was a good thing for him.

  • People roll their eyes at the idea of Kanye West running for president. I do not.

  • Halloween with kids is top 5 holiday.

  • I don't think we can rule out a wave, I think a Democratic takeover is possible but not probable.

  • Halloween without kids is tremendously bad.

  • Every member of Congress and every Senator kind of runs their own race with their own message because they don't want to necessarily have dictated from the White House what that message should be.

  • Brain surgery is not like politics and vice versa.

  • I do think that even if the average person doesn't care, it IS a big deal. Like, it's been a foundational principle of our democracy for 240 years...

  • Chaka Fattah already lost the seat in a Democratic primary. So, he's on his way out. And he formally resigned this week.

  • As for whether what happened in Britain improves[Donald] Trump's chances of winning, I don't think so. He has the same chances; we may just be more aware of what they are now.

  • A lack of transparency that fuels the idea that she is either hiding something or simply not someone to be trusted.

  • Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff are the best. You won't have me ever say a bad word about them.

  • Veep is the best and most realistic political TV show out there.

  • Talking about and analyzing sports isn't the same as playing sports.

  • Prominent Democratic strategists are growing increasingly nervous that the national political environment is not only bad for their side but moving in the wrong direction in the final days before the election, a trend that not only could cost their party control of the Senate but also result in double-digit House losses.

  • There's a suspicion always about politicians. The suspicion level is really elevated and it just feels like people do not trust their institutions.

  • Trump staying disciplined and on message is not what Donald Trump wants. He views himself as a tremendously gifted natural communicator who connects best with people when he is riffing without notes or preparation.

  • I think Donald Trump's natural tendency in all things is to resist any "deal" where he doesn't get to set the terms.

  • If elected, Hillary Clinton will be the least popular president to be elected in modern history. So there's going to be very little incentive on the part of Republicans to work with her.

  • History's greatest monster.

  • I think Donald Trump is simply incapable of sticking to a single message. Or of understanding that he doesn't know better than everyone else in every circumstance.

  • I am not convinced that means [Donald] Trump is a lock to be the next president but it does suggest that what he has tapped into is both lasting and powerful.

  • Brexit suggests that there IS some level of non-vocal group who supports positions like those espoused by [Donald]Trump that polls are missing.

  • Being freaked out doesn't mean you can fix what you perceive to be the problem.

  • I think the desire to reject elites, to retreat within more comfortable geographic and personal borders and to lash out at political correctness is not a phenomenon unique to Britain or the US.

  • I think what it is is do not depend on the president to get you over the line. Do not depend on the fundraising, on the turnout operation, the president's own popularity, because it's not going to work.

  • Don't rely on the president to win you the race. You can have the president help you. Use the popularity that he has. That may get you an ear into some of these voters, but he isn't going to close the deal.

  • I was 12 minutes late. Let's not make a federal case out of it.

  • Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are, and have been, totally known. Also, broadly disliked.

  • I thought Donald Trump approach on Brexit was a fascinating window into how he thinks. His basic point was that [David] Cameron should resign because he didn't read the public mood on the issue right. And that Boris Johnson should be the next prime minister because he did. That's a very different definition of leadership than many politicians have. Or at least say they have.

  • I am done underestimating [Donald] Trump and his appeal.

  • [Paul] Ryan won kudos both within his membership and the party base for not giving in.

  • There are no more slow weeks. I realized this about 3 years ago. Downtime in politics isn't a thing.

  • [Donald] Trump won fair and square! He got 13.3 million votes. He won all over the country. He won when the race was crowded and when it was a one on one against Ted Cruz. There's just no reasonable way to keep Trump from the nomination while insisting that the will of the Republican voter is being respected.

  • If you have ever sat in a focus group in a swing state, you are 100% certain that most soft partisans make up their minds on who to vote for based on things that are totally outside of an understanding of issues.