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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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South Carolina 2012 GOP debate hosted by CNN's John King


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    from South Carolina 2012 GOP debate hosted by CNN's John King (number of quotes indicated):
  • Mitt Romney (5)
  • Newt Gingrich (2)
  • Rick Santorum (1)
  • Ron Paul (3)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

South Carolina GOP CNN debate, Jan. 19, 2012, moderated by John King of CNN.

This debate started with a heated exchange between the moderator, John King, and Speaker Newt Gingrich, regarding Gingrich's former wife accusing Gingrich of adultery. This heated exchange was covered breathlessly and unremittingly by the mainstream media, who claimed it gave Gingrich his victory in the S.C. primary. We assume normal voters will forget all about it in a week, but we provide the relevant parts here for political junkies:

JOHN KING: Your ex-wife says that you came to her in 1999, at a time when you were having an affair. She says you asked her to enter into an open marriage. Would you like to take some time to respond to that?

GINGRICH: No--but I will. (Cheers, applause.) I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office. And I am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that. (Cheers, applause.)

KING: Is that all you want to say, sir? (Boos, cheers, applause.)

GINGRICH: Every person in here knows personal pain. Every person in here has had someone close to them go through painful things. To take an ex-wife and make it two days before the primary a significant question in a presidential campaign is as close to despicable as anything I can imagine. (Cheers, applause.)

Click for analysis of the South Carolina primary result

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Mitt Romney: Courts added tax-paid abortions to RomneyCare; not me.
    Mitt Romney: I had no litmus test for appointing judges, but I'm pro-life.
Corporations
    Mitt Romney: Capitalism works; free enterprise works; & profit works.
Free Trade
    Ron Paul: China trade benefits American consumers.
Jobs
    Mitt Romney: End crony capitalism to get Americans back to work.
    Newt Gingrich: Create transitional program for returning vets, like in WWII.
    Rick Santorum: National right-to-work law yes; Pennsylvania law no.
    Ron Paul: FactCheck: Feds paid for 8M WWII vets to attend college.
    Ron Paul: National right-to-work law reduces outsourcing.
Technology
    Mitt Romney: SOPA, as written, restricts the Internet & free speech.
    Newt Gingrich: I favor Internet freedom; SOPA favors Hollywood.


The above quotations are from South Carolina 2012 GOP debate hosted by CNN's John King.

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