Fewer phrases mean more to politicians that 'for the sake of the party'. It is one which will Hillary Clinton is hearing a lot at the moment, as fellow Democrats implore her to withdraw from the Democratic race. After last night' results in North Carolina and Indiana it is hard to see how she can win without dragging her party through a deeply divisive summer into a fractious convention. But that's exactly what she seems intent on doing. Meanwhile, John McCain can't believe his luck as his poll rating gradually improves, as his two rivals knock ten bells out of each other.
And 3,000 miles away another politician broods about his own position, which os getting weaker by the day. They haven't quite said it yet, but when Labour MPs start uttering the phrase 'For the Sake of the Party' Gordon Brown will know the game is all but up.