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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1899
AUTHOR: Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard (1868–1930)
QUOTATION: We’d all like t’vote fer th’best man, but he’s never a candidate.
ATTRIBUTION: KIN HUBBARD, The Best of Kin Hubbard, part 1, p. 14 (1984).

The sayings of Abe Martin, Hubbard’s rural sage, appeared from 1904–1930 in many newspapers.
SUBJECTS: Voters and voting