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from 2008 CBS News interviews (number of quotes indicated):
- Barack Obama (11)
- Joe Biden (6)
- John McCain (4)
- Sarah Palin (18)
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Joe Biden: Constitution does offer an inherent right to privacy.
Joe Biden: Roe v. Wade is as close to a consensus as we can get.
Sarah Palin: Constitution does offer an inherent right to privacy.
Sarah Palin: Abortion should be states’ issue, not federal mandate.
Budget & Economy|
Sarah Palin: We should not reward poor financial decisions.
Sarah Palin: McCain’s experience makes him best judge in economic crisis.
Sarah Palin: I’m a feminist; equal rights for women.
Sarah Palin: Equal pay for equal work; but not Ledbetter Act.
Joe Biden: Supreme Court wrong to deny federalization of wife-beating.
Energy & Oil|
Barack Obama: Rebate checks instead of gas tax holiday.
Sarah Palin: When Putin rears his head he goes into Alaskan airspace.
Sarah Palin: We cannot meet rogue leaders without conditions.
Sarah Palin: Would not second guess Israel if they attack Iran.
Sarah Palin: Agrees with Reagan that US is “beacon of light” for world.
Barack Obama: Chairs European subcommittee; could hold Afghanistan hearing.
Barack Obama: My record on Israel is same as McCain’s.
Barack Obama: Appropriate for Israel to take out Syrian nuclear reactor.
Barack Obama: Jerusalem should be capital of Israel, pending final status.
Joe Biden: Countries without state-church separation are in turmoil.
Sarah Palin: Many Supreme Court rulings are better addressed by states.
Sarah Palin: No state-mandated religion, but public faith is ok.
Sarah Palin: McCain is maverick who wants to reform government.
Sarah Palin: Pakistani people & leaders want to get rid of terrorists.
Sarah Palin: Fight terrorism to spread democratic ideals in world.
Barack Obama: Inappropriate to lie to public; just don’t answer questions.
John McCain: Inappropriate to lie to public; tell Americans what we face.
Barack Obama: Disrupting Al Qaeda in Afghanistan prevented another 9/11.
John McCain: Credit Bush, troops, & luck, for not another 9/11.
Principles & Values|
Joe Biden: Models his role on LBJ’s vice presidency.
Joe Biden: Favorite movie: “Chariots of Fire”, for real heroism.
Sarah Palin: Admires Geraldine Ferraro & George Bush Sr.
Sarah Palin: Favorite movie: “Hoosiers”, for underdog tenacity.
John McCain: Governors Clinton & Reagan were underestimated too.
Barack Obama: Favorite movie: “The Godfather”, for respect & family.
John McCain: Favorite movie: “Viva Zapata”, a heroic tale of sacrifice.
War & Peace|
Sarah Palin: Surge needed in Afghanistan; we cannot afford to lose.
Barack Obama: Situation has improved in Iraq; but it’s still fragile.
Barack Obama: Surge reduced violence; but distracts us from long-term goal.
Barack Obama: Engaging in tough diplomacy with Iran is a sign of strength.