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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 debate at Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, on Jan. 30, 2008, the eve of Super Tuesday


    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2008 Republican debate at Reagan Library (number of quotes indicated):
  • John McCain (15)
  • Mike Huckabee (12)
  • Mitt Romney (19)
  • Ron Paul (10)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Abortion
   Mike Huckabee: I’m pro-life, but have no opinion on Justice O’Connor.
Budget & Economy
   John McCain: Things are tough now, but we’re better off than in 2000.
   John McCain: May have to go further to fix the subprime lending situation.
   John McCain: Recession is partly psychological and not inevitable.
   Mike Huckabee: We’re worse off than in 2000, due to Congress’ over-spending.
   Mike Huckabee: Rebates of $150 billion help China; widening I-95 helps US.
   Ron Paul: We’re worse off than in 2000, due to Bush & Congress.
   Ron Paul: The people, not government, are supposed to run the economy.
   Ron Paul: Reagan was very sympathetic to the gold standard.
   Ron Paul: Federal Reserve creates money and prints it out of thin air.
Energy & Oil
   John McCain: Be more active in addressing the issue of climate change.
   Mitt Romney: They don’t call it “America warming” but “global warming”.
Environment
   John McCain: Support much tougher regulations on emission requirements.
   Mitt Romney: States should be able to have their own emissions standards.
   Ron Paul: Neglected property rights during the industrial revolution.
Foreign Policy
   Mike Huckabee: Concerned about Putin’s human rights violations & oppression.
   Mitt Romney: Putin is a troubling leader and an authoritarian.
   Mitt Romney: The US is the only major power believing in free enterprise.
   Ron Paul: We tax people to blow up bridges overseas then rebuild them.
Government Reform
   Mike Huckabee: States should be laboratories of good government.
Health Care
   Mitt Romney: Mandating citizens to buy health insurance is conservative.
Homeland Security
   Ron Paul: FactCheck: US spends $572B on foreign operations, not $1T.
Immigration
   John McCain: Deport 2 million illegal immigrants who committed crimes.
   John McCain: Would no longer push his own 2006 immigration proposal.
   Mike Huckabee: Illegal immigrants must go home and start over.
   Mike Huckabee: Build a border fence within 18 months of taking office.
   Mitt Romney: Deport illegal immigrants in 90 days under the ideal setting.
   Mitt Romney: Found Z-visa & McCain-Kennedy bill to be offensive.
Principles & Values
   John McCain: Proud of Justice O’Connor; favor Roberts and Alito.
   John McCain: Reagan knows that I stick with my principles.
   John McCain: Romney is a fine man who managed companies.
   John McCain: Inspired by Reagan while in the North Vietnam prison camps.
   John McCain: The vision, knowledge, and background to be president.
   Mike Huckabee: Limbaugh is a great voice for conservatism, not infallible.
   Mike Huckabee: Presumptuous and arrogant to suggest Reagan would endorse me.
   Mitt Romney: Favor justices like Roberts, Alito, Scalia, and Thomas.
   Mitt Romney: Bush took on some tough issues and stood for strength.
   Mitt Romney: People look to governors, not senators, for a leader.
   Mitt Romney: I’m proud of my experience as a leader.
   Mitt Romney: Abraham Lincoln was not a military expert.
   Mitt Romney: Reagan would endorse my candidacy.
   Ron Paul: Would not have appointed Justice O’Connor.
Social Security
   Mitt Romney: Rein in the excessive growth in entitlement programs.
Tax Reform
   Mitt Romney: Raised service fees like highway ads, from $200 to $2,000.
   Mitt Romney: Fees are appropriate for the government to provide services.
Technology
   Mike Huckabee: Infrastructure in this country has been neglected.
   Mitt Romney: A road project isn’t going to stimulate the economy now.
   Mitt Romney: The Big Dig solved a problem, but cost way too much to do.
War & Peace
   John McCain: Don’t let enemy lay in the weeds until we leave.
   John McCain: Support the surge and bring troops home with honor.
   Mike Huckabee: Leave Iraq with victory and honor, however long it takes.
   Mitt Romney: Never, ever supported specific timetable for exit from Iraq.
   Ron Paul: How many men are you willing to let die in Iraq?.
   Ron Paul: The Iraq war is driving the US into bankruptcy.
Welfare & Poverty
   John McCain: Lower and middle income Americans need more help.
   Mike Huckabee: Recognizes what your decisions do to people at the bottom.


The above quotations are from 2008 Republican debate at Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, on Jan. 30, 2008, the eve of Super Tuesday.

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