Neil Lazarus
An internationally acclaimed expert in the fields of Middle East politics, public diplomacy and effective communication training.

Top 9 zingers from the US presidential race

A Zinger or a short, quick, witty  retort is the essence of a good politcal speech. With theUS elections less than two months away, the zingers just keep rolling.

Zinger 9

“I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn’t like it. I didn’t inhale and never tried it again.” – Bill Clinton

Zinger 8

“Mitt Romney has so little economic patriotism that even his money needs a passport. It summers on the beaches of the Cayman Islandsand winters on the slopes of the Swiss Alps,”. Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland

Zinger 7

“President Obama would be easy to defend… because you know he’s always going to go to his left!” Senator John Thune of South Dakota:

Zinger 6

 “You might not be ready for diplomacy with Beijing if you can’t visit the Olympics without insulting our closest ally.” President Obama

Zinger 5

“In Tampa, the Republican argument against the president’s reelection was actually pretty simple — pretty snappy. It went something like this: We left him a total mess. He hasn’t cleaned it up fast enough. So fire him and put us back in.”
Bill Clinton

 Zinger 4

“Ask Osama bin Laden if he’s better off now than he was four years ago.”John Kerry

Zinger 3

“Folks, Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from Alaska. Mitt Romney talks like he’s only seen Russia by watching Rocky IV.” John Kerry

Zinger 2

“Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.”Joe Biden

The best Zinger so far…..

If Mitt was Santa Claus, he’d fire the reindeer and outsource the elves.” Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland


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Neil Lazarus is an internationally acclaimed expert in the field of Middle East Politics, Israel Public Diplomacy and Effective Communication Training. He is the the director of He is emerging as one of Israel's leading key note speakers. He regularly podcasts.