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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

Book Reviews

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CNN "Late Edition" with Wolf Blitzer
Interviews of presidential candidates, throughout 2007



 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    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.
Civil Rights
    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.
Foreign Policy
    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.
Free Trade
    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.
Government Reform
    Ralph Nader: Give voters more voices and choices.
Gun Control
    Sam Brownback: Respect Second Amendment as strongly as First Amendment.
Health Care
    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.
Homeland Security
    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.
Immigration
    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.
Jobs
    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”.
Social Security
    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.
Tax Reform
    Jim Gilmore: Bush did the right thing with cutting taxes.
Technology
    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.


The above quotations are from CNN "Late Edition" with Wolf Blitzer
Interviews of presidential candidates, throughout 2007.

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