The Rev. Al Sharpton, who sought the Democratic nomination in 2004, said the experience aided his civil rights advocacy and increased his personal clout.CreditKholood Eid for The New York Times
“No one in New York, when I was a tracksuit-wearing local activist, would ever dream I would sit down with a Republican president or host ‘Saturday Night Live.’”
~THE REV. AL SHARPTON, on the benefits of running for president,
even in a losing effort.
Source: Quotation of the Day: The Many Reasons to Runfor President Even if Chances Are Slim – The New York Times