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Anyone who has doubts about democracy needs only spend five minutes talking to the average voter to understand why.  source

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Anyone who has doubts about democracy needs only spend five minutes talking to the average voter to understand why.


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Anyone who has doubts about democracy need only spend five minutes talking to the average voter to understand why

 

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Anyone who has doubts about democracy must only spend five minutes talking to the average voter to understand why.

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QUOTE SOURCE

This is a humorous quip from Bill Clinton who was paraphrasing Winston Churchill on the Colbert show. (He did use correct grammar.) The original quote: "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." — Churchill