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Socialist nominee for President

2008 Republican nominees:
John McCain
(Arizona Senator).
Sarah Palin
(Alaska Governor).

2008 Democratic nominees:
Barack Obama
(IL Senator).
Joe Biden
(DE Senator).

3rd-Party presidential challengers:
Constitution Party:
Chuck Baldwin
(Radio talk-show host): Nominated, May 2008.
Libertarian:
Bob Barr
(former GA Rep.)
Independent:
Michael Bloomberg
(NYC Mayor)
Libertarian:
Mike Gravel
(former AK Senator)
Constitution Party:
Alan Keyes
(Maryland talk-show host): Lost nomination, May 2008.
PLS:
Gloria La Riva
(Liberation & Socialism)
Green Party:
Cynthia McKinney
(Former GA Representative).
NAIP Party:
Frank McEnulty
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Socialist Party:
Brian Moore
Independent:
Ralph Nader
(2000 & 2004 candidate).

2008 Republican presidential primary:
George Allen
(Former Virginia Senator) Never entered race.
Michael Bloomberg
(NYC Mayor).
Sam Brownback
(Kansas Senator) Withdrew Nov. 2007.
Jeb Bush
(Governor of Florida): Never entered race.
John Cox
(Chair of Cook County GOP, Chicago IL).
Bill Frist
(Tennessee Senator): Withdrew Nov. 2006.
Newt Gingrich
(former Speaker of the House): Opted out of race, Sept. 2007.
James Gilmore
(former Governor of Virginia): Withdrew July 2007.
Rudy Giuliani
(former NYC Mayor). Withdrew Jan. 30, 2008, after Florida primary
Chuck Hagel
(Nebraska Senator): Never entered race.
Mike Huckabee
(Governor of Arkansas).
Duncan Hunter
(California Representative). Withdrew after Nevada caucuses, Jan. 2008
George Pataki
(New York Governor): Never entered race.
Ron Paul
(Texas Representative).
Mitt Romney
(Massachusetts Governor).
Tom Tancredo
(Colorado Representative): Withdrew, Dec. 2007.
Fred Thompson
(former TN Senator). Withdrew Jan. 2008 after SC primary
Tommy Thompson
(former Wisconsin Governor and Secretary of HHS): Withdrew Aug. 2007.
Mark Sanford
(South Carolina Governor): Never entered race.

2008 Democratic presidential primary:
Evan Bayh
(IN Senator): Withdrew Dec. 2006.
Joe Biden
(DE Senator): Withdrew after Iowa Cuacus, Jan 2008.
Wes Clark
(former NATO commander): Never entered race.
Hillary Clinton
(NY Senator).
Tom Daschle
(Former SD Senator): Never entered race.
Christopher Dodd
(CT Senator): Withdrew after Iowa Cuacus, Jan 2008.
John Edwards
(former NC Senator). Withdrew Jan. 30, 2008, after Florida primary.
Russ Feingold
(WI Senator): Withdrew Nov. 2006.
Al Gore
(former V.P.): Never entered race.
John Kerry
(MA Senator): Withdrew Jan. 2007.
Dennis Kucinich
(OH Representative); withdrew Jan. 2008 to defend House seat.
Bill Richardson
(NM Governor); withdrew after NH primary, Jan. 2008.
Al Sharpton
(Reverend): Never entered race.
Tom Vilsack
(IA Governor): Withdrew Feb. 2007.
Mark Warner
(VA Governor): Withdrew Oct. 2006.

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Brian Moore on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Right to free abortion on demand at any stage of pregnancy. (Apr 2008)
  • Oppose all restrictions on access to abortion. (Dec 2007)
Brian Moore on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Socialize all financial & insurance institutions. (Apr 2008)
  • Transfer defense-related spending to social programs. (Nov 2006)
Brian Moore on Civil Rights
Click here for 6 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Ban military tribunals, and restore habeas corpus. (Apr 2008)
  • Promote a multicultural/multiethnic presence. (Apr 2008)
  • Blacks & women have been historically discriminated against. (Apr 2008)
  • Assure equal rights by gender, race, & age. (Dec 2007)
  • End all restrictions on marriages and sodomy laws. (Dec 2007)
  • Discontinue affirmative action programs. (Nov 2006)
Brian Moore on Corporations
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  • Eliminate corporate welfare, then eliminate corporations. (Apr 2008)
  • Cap and reduce corporate profits and executive salary. (Dec 2007)
Brian Moore on Crime
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  • Abolish the death penalty. (Apr 2008)
  • Base justice system on mediation and rehabilitation. (Apr 2008)
  • Eliminate the federal death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • Reduce prison sentences for non-violent crime. (Nov 2006)
Brian Moore on Drugs
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  • Decriminalize drug use; de-fund war on drugs. (Apr 2008)
  • Cutoff all U.S. military aid to Colombia. (Dec 2007)
  • Decriminalize marijuana; end funding for war on drugs. (Nov 2006)
Brian Moore on Education
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  • Too much emphasis on high tech in classrooms. (Apr 2008)
  • Fully fund libraries & museums to preserve culture. (Apr 2008)
  • Full and equal funding of public education. (Apr 2008)
  • Promote universal access to education. (Dec 2007)
  • Supports public school vouchers. (Nov 2006)
Brian Moore on Energy & Oil
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  • Develop solar, geothermal, wind, hydropower and biomass. (Apr 2008)
  • Phase out nuclear power; rejoin Kyoto Protocol. (Apr 2008)
  • Support Kyoto; phaseout nuclear; develop alternatives. (Dec 2007)
Brian Moore on Environment
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  • Require companies to clean up their own toxic waste. (Apr 2008)
  • Public ownership of all natural resources. (Dec 2007)
  • Support sustainable organic agriculture & family farms. (Dec 2007)
Brian Moore on Families & Children
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  • 16 months paid maternity & paternity leave. (Apr 2008)
Brian Moore on Foreign Policy
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  • Large-scale transfer of technology to developing countries. (Apr 2008)
  • Corporate interests are the cause of most wars. (Apr 2008)
  • End US embargo against Cuba. (Dec 2007)
  • Pressure North Korea to abandon nukes; but no military force. (Nov 2006)
Brian Moore on Free Trade
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  • Withdraw from NAFTA, FTAA, WTO, and IMF. (Apr 2008)
  • Fair trade instead of NAFTA, CAFTA, and WTO. (Dec 2007)
Brian Moore on Government Reform
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  • Public financing of campaigns, with free TV access. (Apr 2008)
  • Promote public funding of elections. (Dec 2007)
Brian Moore on Gun Control
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  • Right to bear arms needed for oppressed people. (Apr 2008)
  • Restrict sales; require licensing; strengthen enforcement. (Nov 2006)
Brian Moore on Health Care
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  • National health care system for all citizens. (Apr 2008)
  • National single-payer healthcare system. (Dec 2007)
  • 20 years work experience in HMO/ Managed Care industry. (Dec 2007)
Brian Moore on Homeland Security
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  • Close down all foreign military bases. (Apr 2008)
  • Close down the DHS and repeal the Patriot Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Reduce terrorist threat by ending foreign exploitation. (Apr 2008)
  • Question the Patriot Act, prisoner abuse, & domestic spying. (Dec 2007)
  • Reduce weaponry & defense spending significantly. (Dec 2007)
Brian Moore on Immigration
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  • End the militarization of the US/Mexican border. (Apr 2008)
  • Give sanctuary to illegal immigrants & full social services. (Dec 2007)
Brian Moore on Jobs
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  • Unemployment compensation at 100% of previous income. (Apr 2008)
  • 30-hour work week with 6-weeks annual paid vacation. (Apr 2008)
  • Militant labor action for social ownership of production. (Apr 2008)
  • Set minimum wage of $15 per hour and index upward. (Apr 2008)
  • Mandate labor union representation. (Dec 2007)
  • Increase the minimum wage. (Nov 2006)
Brian Moore on Principles & Values
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  • Abolition all forms of domination and exploitation. (Apr 2008)
  • 35 Years of Civic Involvement. (Dec 2007)
  • Candidate for Mayor, 1998, and for Congress, 2004. (Dec 2007)
Brian Moore on Social Security
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  • Retirement at age 55 with $25,000 annual income. (Apr 2008)
Brian Moore on Tax Reform
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  • Steeply graduated income tax and estate tax. (Apr 2008)
  • Limit maximum income to 10 times minimum income. (Dec 2007)
Brian Moore on Technology
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  • Massive federal investment in infrastructure. (Apr 2008)
  • Transfer interstate highway funding to high-speed rail. (Apr 2008)
  • Invest in rural infrastructure & public transportation. (Dec 2007)
  • Moratorium on Internet tax; enforce Internet crime. (Nov 2006)
Brian Moore on War & Peace
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  • End wars by removing greed motivation & cultural alienation. (Apr 2008)
  • Stop the Iraq War immediately. (Dec 2007)
Brian Moore on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Eliminate poverty by eliminating for-profit system. (Apr 2008)
  • Expand welfare with guaranteed income for all. (Dec 2007)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
(Click on question for explanation and background)
Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Right to free abortion on demand at any stage of pregnancy: Strongly Favors topic 1
Oppose all restrictions on access to abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Promote a multicultural/multiethnic presence: Favors topic 2
Blacks & women have been historically discriminated against: Strongly Favors topic 2
Assure equal rights by gender, race, & age: Strongly Favors topic 2
Discontinue affirmative action programs: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
End all restrictions on marriages and sodomy laws: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+5 points on Social scale)
Abolish the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Eliminate the federal death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+5 points on Social scale)
Base justice system on mediation and rehabilitation: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Reduce prison sentences for non-violent crime: Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
Right to bear arms needed for oppressed people: Strongly Favors topic 10
Restrict sales; require licensing; strengthen enforcement: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
National health care system for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 5
National single-payer healthcare system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Retirement at age 55 with $25,000 annual income: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Full and equal funding of public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Promote universal access to education: Opposes topic 7
Supports public school vouchers: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Develop solar, geothermal, wind, hydropower and biomass: Strongly Favors topic 18
Phase out nuclear power; rejoin Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Favors topic 18
Transfer interstate highway funding to high-speed rail: Favors topic 18
Support Kyoto; phaseout nuclear; develop alternatives: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+5 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize drug use; de-fund war on drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Cutoff all U.S. military aid to Colombia: Opposes topic 19
Decriminalize marijuana; end funding for war on drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Expand welfare with guaranteed income for all: Opposes topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Steeply graduated income tax and estate tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Limit maximum income to 10 times minimum income: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
End the militarization of the US/Mexican border: Favors topic 12
Give sanctuary to illegal immigrants & full social services: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Withdraw from NAFTA, FTAA, WTO, and IMF: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Fair trade instead of NAFTA, CAFTA, and WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+5 points on Social scale)
Close down all foreign military bases: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Reduce weaponry & defense spending significantly: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Public financing of campaigns, with free TV access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Promote public funding of elections: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-3 points on Social scale)
Ban military tribunals, and restore habeas corpus: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Close down the DHS and repeal the Patriot Act: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Question the Patriot Act, prisoner abuse, & domestic spying: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+5 points on Social scale)
Stop the Iraq War immediately: Strongly Favors topic 17

Brian Moore is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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