"Yet to displace [the Democratic Party] with a Republican regime embracing a philosophy that lacks political integrity or intellectual honesty would prove equally disastrous to this nation. The nation sorely needs a Republican victory. But I don't want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny — Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry, and Smear."
"I doubt if the Republican Party could - simply because I don't believe the American people will uphold any political party that puts political exploitation above national interest."
- Margaret Chase Smith, 1950.