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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)

2008 Republican presidential debate in Boca Raton, on Jan. 24, 2008, the eve of the Florida primary. Moderated by NBC's Brian Williams; hosted by the St. Petersburg Times.


Budget & Economy
   John McCain: Iím well-versed in economics; I was at the Reagan Revolution.
   John McCain: Impose some fiscal discipline to revive the economy.
   John McCain: Will be able to reduce war costs & have a stable Middle East.
   John McCain: Reform insurance to cover violent weather patterns.
   John McCain: FactCheck: Said--then denied--he needed economics education.
   Mike Huckabee: Stimulus plan is $150B from China, to spend on Chinese goods.
   Mitt Romney: Make sure that we rein in spending.
   Mitt Romney: Support some kind of national catastrophic fund.
   Ron Paul: Economic stimulus ok, but not via spending & printing money.
   Ron Paul: Dollar crashing due to trillions spent on maintaining empire.
   Ron Paul: Waving a flag the whole time on spending.
   Rudy Giuliani: Get economy back on track based on growth principles.
Civil Rights
   Rudy Giuliani: Comfortable with trying to reach voters in Spanish.
Corporations
   John McCain: Cut corporate income taxes to keep jobs here.
   Mitt Romney: Key to economic stimulus: get companies to buy more stuff.
Energy & Oil
   John McCain: In favor of cap-and-trade.
   Rudy Giuliani: Support the technologies that improve alternative energy use.
Families & Children
   Mike Huckabee: Understand the totality of the American family.
Free Trade
   Rudy Giuliani: China is a great opportunity and a great caution for the US.
Government Reform
   John McCain: More sunshine on the Working Group on Financial Markets.
   John McCain: FactCheck: $35B in pork meant $484 per child, not $1000.
   Mitt Romney: Use my own money in a campaign to try and change the US.
   Mitt Romney: Not concerned about voters on his campaign self-contribution.
Gun Control
   Mitt Romney: Support the 2nd Amendment AND the assault weapon ban.
Health Care
   Mitt Romney: Get everyone some form of catastrophic health coverage.
Homeland Security
   Mitt Romney: Add 100,000 to the military without a draft.
Immigration
   Rudy Giuliani: A special policy for Cuban immigrants fleeing Castro.
   Rudy Giuliani: Support tamper-proof ID card and path to citizenship.
Jobs
   Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: Cut unemployment substantially, but not in half.
Principles & Values
   John McCain: FactCheck: Won NH & SC via independents, but lost GOP vote.
   Mike Huckabee: Ought to be able to respect people who donít have any faith.
   Mike Huckabee: People should deal with the use of faith in my campaign.
   Mitt Romney: Donít think religion figuring into this race.
   Ron Paul: The Republicans donít act like Republicans anymore.
Social Security
   Mike Huckabee: Will try to fix Social Security with FairTax.
   Mitt Romney: Will try to fix Social Security without raising taxes.
   Ron Paul: Abolish Social Security, but not overnight.
   Ron Paul: Let people get out of Social Security; itís a failure.
Tax Reform
   John McCain: Romney raising fees a quarter-billion dollars is a tax hike.
   John McCain: Opposed to the Bush tax cuts as spending got out of control.
   John McCain: FactCheck: Against Bush tax cuts in 2003; for them in 2006.
   Mike Huckabee: FairTax will tax the average American much less.
   Mike Huckabee: FairTax and its prebate untax the poor and the elderly.
   Mike Huckabee: FactCheck: To be revenue-neutral, FairTax raises some taxes.
   Mike Huckabee: FactCheck: FairTax does not bring underground into economy.
   Mitt Romney: I support the Bush tax cuts.
   Rudy Giuliani: Reduce the capital gains tax, permanently.
Technology
   Mike Huckabee: $150B for highway infrastructure is better stimulus package.
War & Peace
   John McCain: The Iraq war was worth the price in blood and treasure.
   Mike Huckabee: Failing to find the WMDs doesnít mean they werenít there.
   Mitt Romney: It was the right decision to go into Iraq.
   Ron Paul: The Iraq war was not worth the price in blood and treasure.
   Rudy Giuliani: The Iraq war was worth the price in blood and treasure.


The above quotations are from 2008 Republican presidential debate in Boca Raton, on Jan. 24, 2008, the eve of the Florida primary. Moderated by NBC's Brian Williams; hosted by the St. Petersburg Times..

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