| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Sam Brownback: Leave abortion up to states, but with human life amendment.
Jim Gilmore: Abortion before 8 weeks not OK, but shouldn’t be prohibited.
Sam Brownback: Agrees with Supreme Court limiting partial birth abortion.
Sam Brownback: Did not convert to pro-life during first campaign.
Budget & Economy|
Chris Dodd: Freeze rates on subprime mortgages to avoid foreclosures.
Sam Brownback: Supports marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
Energy & Oil|
Mike Huckabee: Energy independence: let Saudis keep their oil & their sand.
Families & Children|
Ralph Nader: More & more family functions are outsourced to corporations.
Barack Obama: Pakistan crisis: secure nukes; continue with elections.
Fred Thompson: Pakistan: support Musharraf, with funding, for short-run.
Chris Dodd: Ideal goal is Israeli security plus a Palestinian state.
Ron Paul: Empires usually end by spending too much to maintain empire.
Mike Huckabee: Demand accountability from Pakistan for our $10B.
Mike Huckabee: Earned right to act on actionable intelligence in Pakistan.
Mike Huckabee: Israel should not give up West Bank or Golan Heights.
Mike Huckabee: Not yet ready for two-state solution for Israel & Palestine.
John Edwards: Aid should go to Pakistan, not to Musharraf.
Joe Biden: Pakistani elections will be a sham if emergency not lifted.
Chris Dodd: Condemned Musharraf declaring state of emergency in Pakistan.
Bill Richardson: Israel is less safe with Bush’s policies.
Rudy Giuliani: Iran is dangerous; not 10 years from nuclear weapons.
Sam Brownback: Talk directly to Iran; but confront them also.
Ron Paul: Block international highway from Canada to Mexico.
John Edwards: Opposes trade with Colombia, South Korea, and Peru.
John Edwards: Voted for China trade, but Bush has not enforced obligations.
Ralph Nader: Give voters more voices and choices.
Sam Brownback: Respect Second Amendment as strongly as First Amendment.
John Edwards: For universal coverage for kids in ‘04; now coverage for all.
John Edwards: Taking away Congress’ healthcare intended to shake things up.
Hillary Clinton: American Health Choices Plan: keep yours or pick Congress’.
Hillary Clinton: Pay for health plan by $52B tax repeal & $77B efficiencies.
Hillary Clinton: Mandated responsibility by individuals, industry & employers.
Mike Huckabee: Dems want government in charge; GOP want consumers in charge.
Ron Paul: Protect against terrorism by understanding their motivations.
John McCain: Waterboarding is torture; & as A.G., Mukasey will declare it.
Colin Powell: Close Guantanamo; it shakes belief in US justice system.
Mike Huckabee: Guantanamo prisoners are treated very well.
Mike Huckabee: Better to make mistakes at Guantanamo to protect Americans.
Chris Dodd: We’ve known Walter Reed was disgraceful for over a year.
Chris Dodd: Transfer funds from $2B weekly in Iraq, to helping veterans.
Dennis Kucinich: Opposes the use of war as an instrument of policy.
Mike Huckabee: Punish people who break the law; but not their children.
John Edwards: No driver’s license unless immigrants on path to citizenship.
Bill Richardson: Comprehensive reform needed; but McCain-Kennedy bill flawed.
Bill Richardson: McCain-Kennedy bill is not amnesty; it has strong standards.
Bill Richardson: A wall on Mexican border is not America.
Mike Huckabee: Problems with McCain-Kennedy: credibility; secrecy; spending.
Tom Tancredo: Tried guest workers in 1986; led to more illegal immigration.
Tom Tancredo: We already have scores of programs for legal immigration.
Tom Tancredo: We CAN deal with 20M immigrants by enforcing on employers.
Sam Brownback: Raise the number of legal immigrants over time.
Duncan Hunter: Hinting at amnesty causes a rush to the border.
Tom Tancredo: H-2A visas already provide a guest worker program.
Principles & Values|
Ron Paul: Broke fundraising records by spontaneous support on Internet.
Chuck Hagel: 16 years is enough in the Senate; not running for president.
Chuck Hagel: Third-party candidacies difficult; but we need alternatives.
Joe Biden: His book “Promises to Keep” written before presidential race.
Jim Gilmore: GOP dissatisfied because Rudy McRomney isn’t conservative.
Tom Tancredo: Opposes McCain as nominee; wouldn’t support him if nominated.
Ralph Nader: The “money horse race” is unhealthy, rancid politics.
Ralph Nader: Too early to say if he’ll run for president in 2008.
Ralph Nader: Hillary is a panderer, flatterer, & corporate Democrat.
Ralph Nader: For 2008, likes Bloomberg, Gravel, Kucinich, & Bill Moyers.
Ralph Nader: New book, “The 17 Traditions”, about his upbringing.
Ralph Nader: Hillary is a corporate Democrat, a panderer and a flatterer.
Ralph Nader: Listening is the first of the “Seventeen Traditions”.
John Edwards: Don’t privatize; reduce benefits; nor raise retirement age.
John Edwards: Buffer zone from $97K to $200K, then lift cap above $200K.
Sam Brownback: Supports personal Social Security accounts.
Jim Gilmore: Bush did the right thing with cutting taxes.
Mike Huckabee: We modernized Arkansas & made state accessible online.
War & Peace|
Chris Dodd: Surge is working, but misplaces priorities from Afghanistan.
Ron Paul: Iraq is not Nazi Germany; WWII opposition did not cause WWII.
Ron Paul: Non-intervention means Congress declares war when threatened.
Ron Paul: Anger abroad at US for planning 14 permanent bases in Iraq.
John McCain: Iran & Syria must not get nukes; they’ll exterminate Israel.
John McCain: Iran is state sponsor of terrorism; no more evidence needed.
Hillary Clinton: No funding that does not move us toward withdrawal.
Hillary Clinton: Protect troops with body armor then & bringing them home now.
Bill Richardson: When US exits, Iraqi insurgents will fight terrorists.
Joe Biden: Iraqi leaders unwilling & unable to accommodate with Sunnis.
Bill Richardson: No long-term Korea-like presence in Iraq.
Bill Richardson: Obsession with Iraq makes us more vulnerable to al Qaeda.
Bill Richardson: Dayton-type accord & division of three Iraqi entities.
Bill Richardson: Sanctions would work on Iran.
Mike Huckabee: Iraqi government disappointing, but we can’t up & pull out.
Mike Huckabee: Insist that Iraq’s neighbors assist military & financially.
Jim Gilmore: President was wrong to stand pat as long as he did.
Sam Brownback: Surge is problematic; mix political with military solution.
Sam Brownback: Seeing some improvement, and surge not fully deployed yet.
Sam Brownback: Long-term presence or Iraq devolves into terrorist state.
Chris Dodd: Regrets new strategy in Baghdad and Anbar; get Iraqis in.
Chris Dodd: 10,000 terrorist attacks: they’ve ALREADY followed us home.
Tom Tancredo: Surge opposed by all commanders; we’re leaving soon.
Tom Tancredo: Begin withdrawal from Iraq, to focus on radical Islam.
Sam Brownback: Opposes troop surge; but also opposes precipitous pull out.
Duncan Hunter: Sending a fractured message is deleterious in Iraq.
Duncan Hunter: Supports surge now, to get back to 2005 troop levels.
Duncan Hunter: Hand off burden of security to Iraqi leadership.
Dennis Kucinich: Use Iraq funding only to bring the troops home.
Dennis Kucinich: Best way to support the troops is to bring them home.
Dennis Kucinich: Bush’s Iraq plan failed because it was predicated on lies.