Richard Andrew Gephardt (born January 31, 1941) is an American politician who served as a United States Representative from Missouri from 1977 to 2005. A member of the Democratic Party, he was House Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995 and Minority Leader from 1995 to 2003. He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 1988 and 2004.
- Politics is a substitute for violence.
- At the 2004 Missouri Democratic Convention 
- This president is a miserable failure on foreign policy and on the economy and he's got to be replaced.
- In a presidential debate on September 4, 2003