Club of 16: If You Thought Getting Elected the First Time Was Hard...
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"I shall now enter on the duties to which my fellow-citizens have again called me, and shall proceed in the spirit of those principles which they have approved.
I fear not that any motives of interest may lead me astray; I am sensible of no passion which could seduce me knowingly from the path of justice, but the weaknesses of human nature and the limits of my own understanding will produce errors of judgment sometimes injurious to your interests."
-From his second inaugural address, Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)