"Can I have a round of applause?"
Fred Thompson, GOP presidential hopeful, to an Iowa crowd described as unenthusiastic about his appearance
"I'm happy if the Clintons want to do victory laps in October; I'll take ours in January and February."
David Axelrod, strategist to presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, facing suggestions that Sen. Hillary Clinton has all but wrapped up the nomination before voting begins next year
"Nothing raises money more than hate, and their side really hates George W. Bush."
Ron Kaufman, a Republican fundraiser, on why Democrats are beating GOP candidates in the money race
"If he's alive or dead, it doesn't matter. If he's dead, just prop him up and put some dark glasses on him like, like Weekend at Bernies."
Sen. John McCain, Republican White House candidate, saying he'd name former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan to a tax overhaul panel even if dead
Sources: New York Times , Washington Post, AP