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2008 presidential race

2009 State of the Union speech
Presidential Debates: Third Obama-McCain Debate - Second Obama-McCain Debate - V.P. debate, Biden vs. Palin - First Obama-McCain Debate
Vice Presidential background materials:

Gov. Sarah Palin: Booklet - Debate - Profile - Wasilla - Governor
Sen. Joe Biden: Bio - Profile - Debates
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McCain-Obama joint appearances:
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2008 Democratic primary debates
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2008 Republican primary debates
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2008 Green primary debates
Feb.3 -Jan.13
2007 Republican primary debates
Dec.22 -Dec.12 -Dec.9 -Nov.28 -Oct.21 -Oct.9 -Sep.27 -Sep.17 -Sep.5 -Aug.5 -Jun.5 -May 15 -May 3
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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
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Character Makes A Difference
Amb. Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future
Rep. Ron Paul
Freedom Under Siege
Gov. Mitt Romney

(click a book cover for excerpts and a review or other books by or about the presidency from

Green Party 2008 Presidential Candidate Questionnaire

Presidential Candidate Questionnaire
[Approved May 1 2007 by the Green Party]
Statement from the Green Party on questionnaire:

This questionnaire has been designed to give registered Greens and Green Party members an opportunity to learn about the contenders for the 2008 Green Party Presidential Nomination. Return of this questionnaire is part of the process for being considered formally recognized by the party as a candidate for the Green Party nomination.

Statement from the Draft Nader Committee:

NOTE: Prepared and extensively researched solely by the Draft Nader Committee. Ralph Nader is not responsible for its contents. "There is no campaign by Ralph Nader as of December 31, 2007."

Notes from OnTheIssues:

  • Howie Hawkins, head of the Draft Nader Committee, prepared Nader's responses.
  • OnTheIssues avoided any aspects on which Mr. Nader might disagree, but does use Mr. Hawkins' research as definitive statements of Nader's policy opinions.
  • Several other candidates filled out the questionnaire also; but OnTheIssues is only covering the two leading contenders (as we do for leading contenders for the major parties).
  • The date the questionnaires was submitted is unclear -- certainly after Dec. 31, 2007. We downloaded from on Feb. 3, 2008.
    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from Green Party 2008 Presidential Candidate Questionnaire (number of quotes indicated):
  • Cynthia McKinney (19)
  • Ralph Nader (21)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
   Cynthia McKinney: Consistent supporter of reproductive rights.
   Cynthia McKinney: Supports human embryonic stem cell research.
   Ralph Nader: Supports NOW’s agenda on Reproductive Rights.
   Ralph Nader: Supports stem cell research.
Civil Rights
   Cynthia McKinney: Keep affirmative action in college admissions.
   Cynthia McKinney: Supports gay adoptions.
   Cynthia McKinney: US companies abide by environment & labor standards overseas.
   Ralph Nader: Instrumental in food safety laws as well as auto safety.
   Ralph Nader: Instrumental in Consumer Product Safety Act and related laws.
   Cynthia McKinney: Replace death penalty with life imprisonment.
   Ralph Nader: Opposed 1996 expansion of the federal death penalty.
   Cynthia McKinney: Legalize medical marijuana & needle exchanges.
   Ralph Nader: The drug war has failed, despite $50B annually.
Energy & Oil
   Cynthia McKinney: Declare US carbon-free and nuclear-free.
   Cynthia McKinney: Implement Kyoto; raise CAFE; oppose drilling ANWR.
   Ralph Nader: It is time to break our addiction to fossil fuels.
   Ralph Nader: End subsidies of entrenched oil, nuclear, & coal interests.
   Ralph Nader: Instrumental in establishing EPA, CAA, and CWA.
Foreign Policy
   Cynthia McKinney: Close the School of the Americas.
   Cynthia McKinney: Targeted by AIPAC for opposing Israeli occupation.
   Ralph Nader: US should be the world’s humanitarian superpower.
Free Trade
   Cynthia McKinney: No Fast Track; no MFN for China; no WTO; no CAFTA.
   Ralph Nader: In anti-globalization book, “The Case Against Free Trade”.
   Ralph Nader: WTO makes trade supreme over labor, environment & consumers.
Government Reform
   Cynthia McKinney: Long been a supporter of publicly financed elections.
   Ralph Nader: For fair ballot access and fair debate access.
Health Care
   Cynthia McKinney: Supports single-payer universal health care.
   Ralph Nader: Single-payer health care plan over for-profit care.
Homeland Security
   Cynthia McKinney: Maintain habeas corpus; oppose Patriot Act.
   Ralph Nader: Solving Palestinian-Israeli conflict would reduce terrorism.
   Ralph Nader: End secret detentions & restore civil liberties.
   Cynthia McKinney: No skilled worker visas; but no border fence either.
   Ralph Nader: Address immigration as part of worldwide economic justice.
   Ralph Nader: H1B visas in US cause “brain drain” in Third World.
   Cynthia McKinney: Authored a living wage bill.
   Ralph Nader: Supports a living wage of at least $10 an hour.
Principles & Values
   Cynthia McKinney: Running to institutionalize Green Party & Ten Key Values.
War & Peace
   Cynthia McKinney: Cut funding for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
   Ralph Nader: Rapid and responsible withdrawal of US military from Iraq.
   Ralph Nader: Stop saber rattling against Iran; start negotiating.

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