"I don't want to pit red America against blue America. I want to be president of the United States of America."
"It is time for us as a party to stand up with some backbone and some strength for what we actually believe in."
"Change is just a word if you don't have the strength and experience to make it happen. We must nominate a nominee who has been tested, and elect a president who is ready to lead on day one."
"The leading candidates are talking about leaving troops [in Iraq] until 2013. Here's my position. I will bring troops home within a year…. We will do it with American diplomacy."