"All we're trying to do is persuade him that it's a moral imperative for him to be a candidate."
- MONICA FRIEDLANDEfounder and chair of Draftgore.com, on thedecision to purchase a full-page ad in the New York Times imploringformer Vice President Al Gore to run for President in 2008
"I'll go to Washington and New York. I'll go to the Middle East, to China. We'll knock on every door that we have to."
- ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA,mayor of Los Angeles, on raising money for his $5 billion plan to provide 20,000 affordable homes in the city over the next five years
"New York can't handle a flood of gay marriage. As it is, it's impossible to get a wedding announcement in the Times."
- STEPHEN COLBERT,comedian, in a mock ad — similar to one from the National Organization for Marriage — on his Comedy Central show
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