last updated 2 Jan 2021
James Madison who emerged as the leader of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and the fourth president said, when asked what are the 3 most important traits of a politician, said. "Compromise, Compromise, Compromise"

Rescuing Compromise | National Affairs Great Compromise | Smithsonian's History Explorer

When Mitch McConnell taught a course on political science he said "The three things you need to succeed in politics and to build a political party - money, money, money."

He had a longtime battle with John McCain who said, "There's too much money washing around. And this money makes good people do bad things and bad people do worse things."

Mitch McConnell Has Long Argued For More Money In Politics : NPR
Senator's pet issue: money and the power it buys | Lexington Herald Leader