My campaign is based upon the proposition that the answers to the problems which currently plague our cities, our towns, and our homes, are not to be found in the decisions in Washington. They are instead to be found in the hearts, minds and resources of our own people here at home.
from a speech given circa 1970 to citizens in Cincinatti Ohio.
The overarching issue, as I see it, is the elitism of America's political system; the fact that regular, ordinary Americans aren't considered in policy debates or legislation, and regularly get shafted by the powers-that-be in Washington.Jerry Springer
I opposed the war in Iraq because I did not believe it was in our national security interest, and I still don't. What we did was akin to taking a baseball bat to a beehive. Our primary security threat right now is terrorism ---and by doing what we did in Iraq, we've managed to alienate a good part of the world and most of the allies whose intelligence and other help we need to combat and defeat terrorism.Jerry Springer
I'm not conflicted. Because I know. There's me, and there's the show.Jerry Springer
I create this persona for the show. And that's what it is. I'm an act.Jerry Springer
Country comes before politics.Jerry Springer
I should get a weekend show where all I do is play country music.Jerry Springer
The bias against the show is purely elitist. We’re all like the people on the show – the difference is that some of us speak better, or were born richer. There’s nothing that happens on my show that rich people don’t experience.Jerry Springer