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Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Crippled America ,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
American Dreams,
by Marco Rubio (2015)
Taking a Stand,
by Rand Paul (2015)
Unintimidated,
by Scott Walker (2013)
A Time for Truth,
by Ted Cruz (2015)
One Nation,
by Ben Carson (2014)
Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harmís Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)

Book Reviews

(from Amazon.com)

(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)

Speeches to Conservative Political Action Conference, Feb. 26-27, 2015


    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from Speech at 2015 CPAC conference (number of quotes indicated):
  • Ben Carson (7) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Carly Fiorina (6) Republican Presidential Challenger
  • Chris Christie (1) New Jersey N.J. Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Donald Trump (3) Republican Presidential candidate
  • Gary Johnson (1) New Mexico Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Jeb Bush (3) Florida Former FL Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Joni Ernst (1) Republican Challenger Iowa
  • Marco Rubio (4) FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Rand Paul (6) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Rick Perry (2) Texas Republican Presidential candidate
  • Sarah Palin (4) Alaska Former Governor (resigned 2009); V.P. nominee (2008)
  • Scott Walker (5) Wisconsin WI Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Sharron Angle (1) Republican Senate Challenger Nevada
  • Ted Cruz (6) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY., won this year's Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll. His father Ron Paul won the CPAC straw vote in two previous years; and Rand also won in 2013.

Poll ResultContender
25.7 % Sen. Rand Paul
21.4 % Gov. Scott Walker
11.5 % Sen. Ted Cruz
11.4 % Dr. Ben Carson
8.3 % Former Gov. Jeb Bush
4.3 % Former Sen. Rick Santorum
3.7 % Sen. Marco Rubio
3.5 % Donald Trump
3 % Carly Fiorina
2.8 % Gov. Chris Christie
1.1 % Former Gov. Rick Perry
0.9 % Gov. Bobby Jindal
0.8 % Former Gov. Sarah Palin
0.3 % Former Gov. Mike Huckabee
0.3 % Former Ambassador John Bolton
0.1 % Sen. Lindsey Graham
0.1 % Former Gov. George Pataki

Their speech excerpts and others below....

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Civil Rights
    Ben Carson: Don't let the PC police label conservatives as extremists.
    Carly Fiorina: I don't just Tweet about equal pay; I lead on pay standards.
Crime
    Rand Paul: Defend the whole Bill of Rights, including speedy trials.
    Rand Paul: Defend the 4th & 5th Amendments against Big Government.
Drugs
    Ted Cruz: 2014: federal enforcement; 2015: let states experiment.
    Ted Cruz: I disagree with states legalizing pot, but it's their right.
    Rand Paul: End hypocrisy and over-criminalization of marijuana.
    Scott Walker: Opposes Colorado's legalization of marijuana.
    Ted Cruz: Let states be laboratories of democracy on marijuana.
Education
    Carly Fiorina: Make sure that every parent has a choice.
    Jeb Bush: Federal government should create choices, not standards.
    Donald Trump: Opposes Common Core.
    Jeb Bush: Common Core is not a federal takeover.
    Ben Carson: Private schooling better than Common Core public schooling.
Foreign Policy
    Carly Fiorina: I know the leaders of the Mideast; Obama & Hillary do not.
    Marco Rubio: I have a clear strategic vision of America's role in world.
    Marco Rubio: Obama has no ISIS policy to avoid upsetting Iran.
    Rick Perry: Our allies doubt us and our adversaries test us.
    Ben Carson: Don't just sit around waiting to see what other people do.
    Carly Fiorina: Advised CIA on Russian affairs after 2007.
Government Reform
    Carly Fiorina: Hillary shouldn't accept foreign money in her PAC.
Health Care
    Ben Carson: Obamacare is about restriction and control.
    Sarah Palin: Vouchers for veterans' health care outside the VA system.
    Ted Cruz: Washington wants ObamaCare, the people want liberty.
Homeland Security
    Ben Carson: Shia-led Iran is more dangerous than ISIL.
    Gary Johnson: Government transparency on 9/11 secret reports.
    Rand Paul: National defense should be unencumbered by nation building.
    Sarah Palin: Let veterans apply skills to skip state certification.
    Rand Paul: Kids are concerned with privacy & the surveillance state.
    Sarah Palin: Dozens of veterans per day commit suicide; VA should help.
    Scott Walker: Build up U.S. military to take out ISIS entirely.
    Scott Walker: Ensure against radical Islamic terrorism on American soil.
Immigration
    Donald Trump: We need strong borders; we need a wall.
    Jeb Bush: There is no plan to deport 11 million people.
    Marco Rubio: Deal with border & future immigrants BEFORE any amnesty.
    Scott Walker: No amnesty; close the back door & enforce the law.
Jobs
    Scott Walker: Right-to-work rules stand up for the hardworking taxpayers.
Principles & Values
    Sharron Angle: Hosts Conservative Commandos: "Believe in the Constitution".
    Chris Christie: Sometimes must tell constituents to sit down & shut up.
    Ted Cruz: I'm despised by GOP establishment, but so was Reagan.
    Carly Fiorina: Started "Unlock Your Potential PAC" in 2014.
Tax Reform
    Rand Paul: Balanced budget and a simple, fair tax system.
    Ted Cruz: Abolish the IRS.
War & Peace
    Ben Carson: Untie the military's hands; let them destroy ISIS.
    Donald Trump: Hit ISIS hard and fast.
    Marco Rubio: ISIS plan: US air support for Sunni forces on the ground.
    Rick Perry: ISIS is the biggest threat since communism.
    Sarah Palin: Yes, we can kill our way to victory in the Mideast.
    Joni Ernst: Cohesive and strong strategy to confront threats.
Welfare & Poverty
    Ben Carson: Get rid of dependency; that's true compassion.


    Click for quotations from other sources by:
  • Ben Carson Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Carly Fiorina Republican Presidential Challenger
  • Chris Christie New Jersey N.J. Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Donald Trump Republican Presidential candidate
  • Gary Johnson New Mexico Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Jeb Bush Florida Former FL Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Joni Ernst Republican Challenger Iowa
  • Marco Rubio FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Rand Paul Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Rick Perry Texas Republican Presidential candidate
  • Sarah Palin Alaska Former Governor (resigned 2009); V.P. nominee (2008)
  • Scott Walker Wisconsin WI Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Sharron Angle Republican Senate Challenger Nevada
  • Ted Cruz Republican 2016 Primary Challenger

The above quotations are from Speeches to Conservative Political Action Conference, Feb. 26-27, 2015.


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