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2008 presidential race

2009 State of the Union speech
Presidential Debates: Third Obama-McCain Debate - Second Obama-McCain Debate - V.P. debate, Biden vs. Palin - First Obama-McCain Debate
Vice Presidential background materials:

Gov. Sarah Palin: Booklet - Debate - Profile - Wasilla - Governor
Sen. Joe Biden: Bio - Profile - Debates
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2008 Democratic primary debates
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2008 Republican primary debates
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2008 Green primary debates
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2007 Republican primary debates
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Excerpts from Books by and about 2008 candidates
Sen. John McCain (R, AZ)
Why Courage Matters
Sen. Barack Obama(D, IL)
Dreams From My Father
Sen. Joe Biden (D, DE)
Promises to Keep
Gov. Sarah Palin (R, AK)
New Energy for Alaska
Rep. Bob Barr (L)
The Meaning of IS
Rep. Cynthia McKinney (G)
Green Party Debate
Ralph Nader (I)
The Good Fight
Alan Keyes (NAIP)
Our Character, Our Future

Sen. Hillary Clinton
It Takes A Village
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Leadership
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Character Makes A Difference
Amb. Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future
Rep. Ron Paul
Freedom Under Siege
Gov. Mitt Romney
Turnaround

(click a book cover for excerpts and a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)

2007 Republican presidential primary debate in Orlando, sponsored by the Republican Party of Florida and Fox News, and moderated by Chris Wallace


Abortion
   Fred Thompson: Lobbied for Planned Parenthood,but always voted against them.
Budget & Economy
   Ron Paul: Maintain the value of the dollar, unlike Federal Reserve.
Civil Rights
   Mitt Romney: MA Constitution, by John Adams, has no same-sex marriage.
   Ron Paul: Protect all voluntary associations; don’t define marriage.
   Rudy Giuliani: No Marriage Amendment needed now, but maybe if DOMA fails.
Crime
   Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: NYC crime did drop, but others deserve credit too.
Education
   Fred Thompson: Voted for No Child Left Behind, but critics were right.
   Fred Thompson: Allow states to experiment with vouchers & charter schools.
   Rudy Giuliani: Empower parents to decide parochial, charter, or home school.
   Rudy Giuliani: NYC public school system dysfunctional & should be blown up.
Families & Children
   Rudy Giuliani: Conservative record:I drove pornography out of Times Square.
Foreign Policy
   Mike Huckabee: Law of the Sea Treaty gives away our sovereignty.
Government Reform
   Fred Thompson: Tort reform ok for liability lawsuits; leave rest to states.
   Fred Thompson: FactCheck: supported some tort reforms; opposed others.
   Rudy Giuliani: Supports tort reform like “loser pays” rule.
   Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: Thompson with GOP; not obstacle to tort reform.
Health Care
   Duncan Hunter: Romney’s plan has 1,000 mandates; drives up cost by 35%.
   Fred Thompson: Less benefits for high-income Medicare beneficiaries.
   John McCain: Give individuals $2500 refundable tax credits for healthcare.
   Mike Huckabee: We don’t have a healthcare system; it’s a healthcare maze.
   Mitt Romney: Let states create their own private, market-based insurance.
   Mitt Romney: Removing most mandates drove down premium cost by half.
   Mitt Romney: FactCheck: HillaryCare closer to RomneyCare than “all gov’t”.
   Mitt Romney: FactCheck: MA plan works, but Romney not proposing it for US.
   Ron Paul: Insurance companies & gov’t make healthcare unaffordable.
   Ron Paul: Transfer funds from debt & empire-building to healthcare.
   Ron Paul: Socialized medicine won’t work; nor managed care.
   Rudy Giuliani: Medicare and Medicaid need a private solution.
   Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: No evidence that free market would halve premiums.
   Tom Tancredo: Greater individual opportunity for health savings accounts.
Homeland Security
   John McCain: Consult lawyers on war decisions; no half-cocked war basis.
   Mitt Romney: Lawyers are the last people to ask about war decisions.
   Mitt Romney: FactCheck: Bush cut military budget as much as Bill Clinton.
Immigration
   Fred Thompson: Voted for law to abolish sanctuary cities.
   Rudy Giuliani: Sanctuary city policy helped make NYC most legal city in US.
   Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: NYC not “sanctuary” but did welcome illegals.
   Tom Tancredo: FactCheck: no plan exists to pay Social Security to illegals.
Principles & Values
   Fred Thompson: Giuliani sides with Hillary on abortion, guns. & immigration.
   Fred Thompson: Consistent since reading “Conscience of a Conservative”.
   Fred Thompson: Free markets, free people, free enterprise.
   John McCain: I didn’t manage for profit, I led for patriotism.
   John McCain: Romney is conning people about conservatism of his record.
   Mitt Romney: Acting like Hillary won’t keep Hillary out of White House.
   Mitt Romney: Proud of his accomplishments in fighting the Liberal Lion.
Social Security
   Duncan Hunter: Address entitlement programs with trade policy.
   Fred Thompson: Present mandatory spending cycle is unsustainable.
   John McCain: We need personal savings accounts.
   Mike Huckabee: Personalization of retirement funds, not privatization.
   Mitt Romney: Private accounts work better than extending retirement age.
   Mitt Romney: Favors private accounts; prepared to be entirely bold.
   Ron Paul: Allow young people to get out of the system.
   Rudy Giuliani: Get a consensus behind private accounts.
   Rudy Giuliani: Supports adding private accounts for Social Security.
   Tom Tancredo: Give people the ability to control their own money.
Tax Reform
   Fred Thompson: FactCheck: Top 40% do pay 99% of income tax, but not FICA.
War & Peace
   John McCain: I would much rather lose a campaign than lose a war.


The above quotations are from 2007 Republican presidential primary debate in Orlando, sponsored by the Republican Party of Florida and Fox News, and moderated by Chris Wallace.

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