Super Tuesday quotables: From the candidates

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann greet patrons at the Montgomery Inn in Cincinnati, Ohio, Saturday, March 3, 2012. Mitt Romney stepped out to a solid lead over his Republican presidential rivals Saturday night in Washington state caucuses, a quiet prelude to 10 Super Tuesday contests next week in all regions of the country. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

— “Tonight, we’ve taken one more step towards restoring the promise of tomorrow. Tomorrow, we wake up and we start again. And the next day, we’ll do the same. And so we’ll go, day by day, step by step, door by door, heart to heart. There will be good days; there will be bad days. Always long hours, never enough time to get everything done. But on Nov. 6, we’re going to stand united, not only having won an election, but having saved a future.” – Mitt Romney

— “We keep coming back. We are in this thing. We are in this thing not because I so badly want to be the most powerful man in this country. It’s because I want so badly to return the power to you in this country.” – Rick Santorum, in Steubenville.

— “We looked at each other and we thought: You know, remember when it was Tim Pawlenty who was going to crowd me out? And remember then when it was Michele Bachmann? And then it was our good friend, Herman Cain the first time? And then, for a brief moment, it was Donald Trump almost. And then it was our good friend, Rick Perry, then it was Herman Cain the second time, and now it’s Santorum. There are lots of bunny rabbits that run through. I am the tortoise. I just take one step at a time.” – Newt Gingrich

— “So if you look at the candidates today, there is very little difference, except for one. The rest of the candidates support the status quo. Foreign policies never change. Monetary policy doesn’t change. There’s no challenge to the Federal Reserve system. And most of all, there’s no desire to protect personal liberty, personal privacy, protect us from the intrusiveness of the federal government, to protect your right to use the Internet.” – Ron Paul

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