When I arrived in the Senate, the moderate so-called Rockefeller Republicans held the balance of power.
I'm looking for the best person irregardless of political party, of race or religion, or color of their skin. Those things don't matter to me. I want someone who's qualified, who has a qualification to character and the integrity to do the things that have to be done to save this world.
Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, and I found that out when I was Attorney General in Massachusetts.
Fred Thompson was a law partner of mine.
I am not a civil rights leader, and I don't profess to be one.