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A compilation of quotations on a variety of issues by national, state and regional writers, well-known personalities, just plain everyday people and from various publications collected by the editors of THE ADVANCE.

Quotes for our Times:

Rebecca Downs, Web Editor at Townhall. com: Democrats trying to bar Trump from holding office.

Trump's most likely primary opponent, at least as of right now following his reelection last Tuesday by nearly 20 points, is Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL). A pro-DeSantis Super PAC will reportedly be forming before Thanksgiving, just over a week away, according to a report from Insider last Saturday.

Guy Benson,'s Political Editor: New polls in multiple states: Florida man seizes early leads among 2024 GOP voters.

With Trump already in, it makes all the sense in the world for DeSantis to watch and wait as things settle a bit. He's in the unusual position of being both an underdog and a potential frontrunner-inwaiting, so holding off on a decision and possible announcement for months isn't a bad play at all.

Byron York, chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner: Trump obsession clouds Midterm analysis.

Then there was the Trump-MAGA factor. In the campaign's final weeks, President Joe Biden tried hard to make the election about Trump and what Biden called 'super mega MAGA Republicans.' But from what we know now, the intensity fueled by the abortion decision kept rolling on. It's not like each factor was on a separate track. It appears concerns about abortion and the MAGA factor combined into a growing determination of many Democratic voters to make sure to vote, in large numbers, against Republican candidates. Those concerns outweighed inflation.

Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and author: Republicans in 2024 are in grave danger of repeating 1964 disaster.

Candidate Reagan relied on the '11th Commandment' formulated by California GOP Chairman Gaylord Parkinson.

Simply stated, the commandment said, 'Thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican.' … The American people are deeply tired of the bickering and negativity. They are eager for a return to normalcy (to use a phrase from the amazingly successful Republican campaign of 1920).

Without some restraints and some effort at mutual respect, the GOP will tear itself apart and we will have historically failed the American people – while putting the future of our country in the hands of a hard left movement which despises everything for which we stand.

This is a big moment of decision for Republican leaders.

Let us hope they put the country first.

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