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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)

"All-American Presidential Forum" at historically black Morgan State University in Baltimore, sponsored by PBS and moderated by Tom Joyner and Tavis Smiley, Sept. 27, 2007


Budget & Economy
   Sam Brownback: Stimulate economy in places where people are in need.
Civil Rights
   Alan Keyes: Address Black community with solid Republican principles.
   Duncan Hunter: GOP should ask African Americans for their vote.
   Mike Huckabee: Got 48% of black vote in AR; embarrassed at national GOP.
   Sam Brownback: Disgrace that national GOP narrowing base by ignoring blacks.
Corporations
   Alan Keyes: Corporate elites want cheap immigrant labor.
Crime
   Alan Keyes: Let neighborhood justices of the peace determine sentencing.
   Alan Keyes: Death penalty is about universal justice.
   Duncan Hunter: Trust juries to ensure equal justice.
   Duncan Hunter: Death penalty is needed for deterrence.
   Mike Huckabee: Nonsense of Three-Strikes makes system overrun with people.
   Mike Huckabee: Death penalty is necessary part of criminal justice system.
   Ron Paul: Changed opinion to anti-death penalty due to many mistakes.
   Sam Brownback: Spent nights in jail & homeless shelters to study causes.
   Sam Brownback: Death penalty only for bin Laden-level criminals.
   Sam Brownback: Second Chance Act: faith-based & cuts recidivism in half.
   Tom Tancredo: Far too many criminal statutes at the federal level.
   Tom Tancredo: Death penalty is appropriate for heinous crimes like treason.
Drugs
   Mike Huckabee: More drug courts & rehab, instead of incarceration.
   Ron Paul: Repeal most federal drug laws; blacks are treated unfairly.
   Ron Paul: Inner-city minorities are punished unfairly in war on drugs.
Education
   Alan Keyes: Empower parents to choose schools that reflect their values.
   Duncan Hunter: Make schools community-based with no mandated integration.
   Sam Brownback: We still need integration, but voluntary & incentivized.
   Tom Tancredo: Itís racist to say integration needed to educate black kids.
   Tom Tancredo: Supports charter schools and voucher systems.
Families & Children
   Alan Keyes: Culture of selfish hedonism replaces marriage partnership.
   Alan Keyes: 2-parent households rear kids with better health & education.
   Tom Tancredo: Welfare hurts family; families teach morals & discipline.
Foreign Policy
   Alan Keyes: No troops to Darfur; but support regional aid.
   Duncan Hunter: Get UN to establish armed humanitarian convoys to Darfur.
   Mike Huckabee: Genocide in Darfur matched by infanticide of the unborn.
   Ron Paul: No constitutional or moral authority for US action in Darfur.
   Sam Brownback: Stand up in the face of genocide in Darfur.
   Tom Tancredo: Get UN to follow through in Darfur on Sudan Peace Act.
Government Reform
   Alan Keyes: No representation for DC; it has a unique unifying status.
   Duncan Hunter: Voter IDs are stumbling blocks, but necessary.
   Mike Huckabee: Allow DC residents to vote on getting Representatives.
   Mike Huckabee: Require photo ID for voting, to avoid fraud.
   Ron Paul: DC voting representation should be determined by Amendment.
   Ron Paul: No federal voter ID card; but state ID cards ok.
   Sam Brownback: Supports Constitutional Amendment to allow DC representation.
   Tom Tancredo: No representation for DC; to do so, give it back to MD & VA.
   Tom Tancredo: Ok to require valid ID for voting.
Gun Control
   Duncan Hunter: Let DC residents keep guns, then maybe ok to let them vote.
Health Care
   Alan Keyes: Before bringing back family doctor, bring back the family.
   Duncan Hunter: Bring back family doctor, with tax breaks & less malpractice.
   Mike Huckabee: Portable medical records that YOU own, not your doctor.
   Mike Huckabee: System is upside down; focuses on intervention after illness.
   Ron Paul: Managed care is expensive and hasnít worked.
   Sam Brownback: Expand Health Savings Accounts.
   Tom Tancredo: Supports drug reimport from Canada & Health Savings Accounts.
   Tom Tancredo: Individual responsibility does work in health care.
Homeland Security
   Mike Huckabee: Raise enlistment rates with Veteransí Bill of Rights.
Immigration
   Alan Keyes: Control border first, or no other laws mater.
   Alan Keyes: Blacks are hurt first by cheap immigrant labor.
   Duncan Hunter: Folks here illegally have to leave, to protect our jobs.
   Mike Huckabee: Focus on demand: penalize employers of illegal immigrants.
   Ron Paul: No amnesty, but impractical to round up 12 million illegals.
   Ron Paul: Immigration problem is consequence of welfare state.
   Sam Brownback: Push enforcement at the worksite.
   Tom Tancredo: Enforcing the law is not rounding people up.
Jobs
   Alan Keyes: Ensure job creation as means to provide health insurance.
   Alan Keyes: Breakdown of family structure causes high black unemployment.
   Mike Huckabee: Blacks still face racism & unequal opportunity in job market.
   Ron Paul: Minimum wage takes away opportunities, especially for blacks.
War & Peace
   Alan Keyes: Bush focuses on democracy for Iraq; not security for America.
   Alan Keyes: Our efforts in Iraq defend against a deep & terrible threat.
   Duncan Hunter: Son has served two tours as a Marine in Iraq.
   Ron Paul: We went into Iraq under false pretenses of WMD and 9/11.
   Sam Brownback: Biden-Brownback bill: 3-state federalized solution.
   Sam Brownback: We DID declare war against Iraq.
   Tom Tancredo: Congress cannot decide how to fight war; only fund or defund.
Welfare & Poverty
   Duncan Hunter: GOP reforms changed cycle of welfare into employment.
   Tom Tancredo: Welfare state in 1960s caused decline in black wage rates.


The above quotations are from "All-American Presidential Forum" at historically black Morgan State University in Baltimore, sponsored by PBS and moderated by Tom Joyner and Tavis Smiley, Sept. 27, 2007.

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