Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
Robert Louis Stevenson
A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.
If my house was on fire, I can’t compromise about which part of the house I’m going to save. You save the whole house or it will all burn down. We either save this country or we do not.
Compromising is an interesting subject; to live, you have to compromise with people you disagree with. But, when do you not compromise? When the compromise violates your principles. That’s why it can become complicated in politics. You can’t get anything done in office if you don’t compromise. But how much do you lower your standards? You have to compromise when in office, but not when you’re trying to get votes. I hate seeing compromises being made before a politician is even elected. I liked Rubio’s statement when he said that if he has to compromise right now, he doesn’t want to be elected. Why compromise when no compromise is necessary? When they do that, it shows bad character to me. It’s either denying your real principles or showing your real character. With caucuses going right now, the presidential candidates start getting really serious about remaining in the top of the polls. So, seeing whether or not they compromise is a show of their real character. Them under fire gives us a good view of how they respond to hard decisions, and of how they’ll actually act if they get elected.