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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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The Carter-Ford Presidential Debates, Sept.-Oct. 1976


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    from Carter-Ford Presidential Debates (number of quotes indicated):
  • Gerald Ford (14)
  • Jimmy Carter (18)
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    Excerpts from the 1976 presidential debates between President Gerald Ford and Governor Jimmy Carter:
  • September 23, 1976: at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA.
  • October 6, 1976: at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco, CA.
  • October 22, 1976: on the campus of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.

    Other historical debate series:
  • Kennedy vs. Nixon, 1960
  • Reagan vs. Carter, 1980
  • Clinton vs. Bush, 1992

    Historical transcripts from the American Presidency Project
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Gerald Ford: Favors constitutional amendment to outlaw abortion.
    Jimmy Carter: Minimize abortions, but no constitutional amendment.
Budget & Economy
    Gerald Ford: Tax cuts are the best way to stimulate the economy.
    Jimmy Carter: Balance budget by shifting taxes and employing people.
    Jimmy Carter: Balance budget by 1981 by zero-based assessments.
Civil Rights
    Jimmy Carter: Civil rights act was greatest thing ever for the South.
Corporations
    Jimmy Carter: GOP tax policy is welfare for the rich.
Education
    Gerald Ford: OpEd: School segregation has increased in the Northeast.
    Gerald Ford: Favors constitutional amendment for voluntary school prayer.
    Gerald Ford: Increase federal spending on education, but not by $30B.
Energy & Oil
    Gerald Ford: Strip mining & high emissions OK if labor & management agree.
    Jimmy Carter: Energy policy needed to avoid kowtowing to oil countries.
    Gerald Ford: Need more oil and gas production in comprehensive program.
    Jimmy Carter: Develop a varied energy portfolio, including solar.
Environment
    Gerald Ford: OpEd: consistently reduced pollution enforcement.
Foreign Policy
    Jimmy Carter: Treat Arab oil embargo like declaring economic war.
    Jimmy Carter: US needs to regain respect in UN and with our allies.
    Jimmy Carter: Supports complete moratorium on nuclear weapon testing.
Government Reform
    Gerald Ford: Cutting defense negatively impacts economy and jobs.
Gun Control
    Gerald Ford: Gun registration does not reduce crime; focus on misuse.
Homeland Security
    Gerald Ford: Give draft evaders opportunity to earn their records back.
    Jimmy Carter: Would pardon draft evaders outright to heal nation.
Jobs
    Jimmy Carter: Voluntary price restraints to put our people back to work.
Principles & Values
    Gerald Ford: North Vietnam must account for US MIAs or bar from UN.
    Jimmy Carter: Put the people and US allies back into foreign policy debate.
    Jimmy Carter: Return to values of Constitution and be open with the people.
    Jimmy Carter: Constitution & Bill of Rights should guide foreign policy.
    Jimmy Carter: Return to values to regain role as world's moral beacon.
    Jimmy Carter: The greatness of America can be restored.
Tax Reform
    Gerald Ford: Cutting federal spending justifies tax cuts.
War & Peace
    Jimmy Carter: No US war in Yugoslavia even if Soviet Union sent in troops.
Welfare & Poverty
    Gerald Ford: Urban policy: $6B in revenue sharing for cities & states.


The above quotations are from The Carter-Ford Presidential Debates, Sept.-Oct. 1976.


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