Mo Udall


Mo Udall


In 1983, Democratic Congressman Mo Udall of Arizona, who was famous for his wit and who had campaigned for president in 1976, was asked if he would run in the 1984 election. Udall responded, “If nominated, I shall run to Mexico. If elected, I shall fight extradition.”


Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender, for tomorrow we may have to eat them.

~Mo Udall

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Biographical Note: 

Morris (Mo) King Udall was a U.S. politician who served with pride and distinction as Arizona’s Congressman from District 2 from 1961-1991. He was a candidate in the Democratic primaries for President in the 1976 national campaign.