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Budget & Economy|
Bill Clinton: Borrowing money to pay for the deficit fails our trade laws.
John Kerry: Incentives to create jobs at home and end corporate welfare.
John Kerry: We can do better on economy--lift people out of poverty.
Al Sharpton: Reparations based on Lincolnís promise of 40 acres & a mule.
Al Sharpton: Bush might reverse the gains of civil and women rights.
Al Sharpton: We cannot treat people of different cultures as inferior.
Al Sharpton: People in Baghdad can vote but people in DC canít.
John Edwards: Embrace equal opportunities for all, like I had.
John Edwards: Talk about race everywhere and to every American.
Bill Clinton: The Republicans are taking police off the streets.
John Kerry: Invest in the children, not the prison system.
John Edwards: Give public schools the resources that they need.
Energy & Oil|
John Kerry: No American should be held hostage to our oil dependence.
Families & Children|
John Kerry: Care for our children and protect the neighborhoods.
Bill Clinton: Bush missed opportunity to unite US and the world.
Jimmy Carter: Radical policies have cost the country a lot.
Jimmy Carter: Unilateral acts and demands isolated the US from the world.
Jimmy Carter: We cannot lead the world if our leaders mislead.
John Kerry: Save families up to $1,000 a year on their premiums.
John Kerry: Health care is not a privilege but a right for all.
John Edwards: Provide a real patientsí bill of rights.
Tom Daschle: Give everyone the same health plan as Congress has.
Wesley Clark: The safety of our country requires honest government.
Bill Clinton: Most millionaires donít mind less tax cut to protect the US.
John Kerry: Add 40,000 troops and double anti-terrorism special forces.
John Kerry: End the backdoor draft of reservists, help is on the way.
John Kerry: Will lead a global effort against nuclear proliferation.
John Kerry: Quickly implement the recommendations of the 9-11 commission.
Al Gore: We should focus on bin Laden, not Iraq.
John Edwards: We must and we will treat our veterans better.
John Edwards: Secure Russian loose nukes from getting to rogue nations.
John Edwards: Provide tax breaks for companies that keep jobs in America.
Principles & Values|
Nancy Pelosi: Priorities: prosperity, opportunity and security.
Barack Obama: Offer real hope-not blind optimism-to the American people.
Barack Obama: Iím living my parentsí dreams and the American dream.
Barack Obama: Greatness based on Declaration of Independence, not military.
Barack Obama: We are one people all defending the United States of America.
Bill Clinton: Republicans have to portray Democrats as unacceptable to win.
Bill Clinton: Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
John Kerry: Bigotry and hatred should never steal our hope and future.
John Kerry: My mother was the rock of our family.
John Kerry: Saw the fear in the eyes of people who were not free.
John Kerry: Service is what brought America peace and prosperity.
John Kerry: Restore trust and credibility to the White House.
John Kerry: Seeing complexities of complex issues is not flip-flopping.
John Kerry: Shutting oneís eyes and ears to the truth is not patriotism.
John Kerry: The flag represents who we are and what we believe in.
John Kerry: America can do better and help is on the way.
John Kerry: Reject politics that divide people.
John Kerry: Pray humbly that we are on Godís side.
John Kerry: Will lead an America where all are in the same boat.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Help is on the way to end darkness of 2000 election.
Al Gore: Every vote counts, and every election matters.
Al Sharpton: Living up to the promise of America is not a partisan issue.
Al Sharpton: Family values are not just car garages and a retirement plan.
Jimmy Carter: Trust is at the very heart of our democracy.
Jimmy Carter: Our decency, compassion, and common sense will prevail.
John Edwards: Judge values based upon deeds, not words.
John Edwards: Ensure tomorrow will always be better in our one America.
John Kerry: Will not privatize Social Security nor cut benefits.
Bill Clinton: My tax cut is the sacrifice of all of us.
Bill Clinton: Never thought Iíd be so well cared for by the Republicans.
John Kerry: More tax cuts for people who make less than $200,000.
John Edwards: More tax cuts and tax credits for 98% of Americans.
War & Peace|
Al Sharpton: Bush misled us on Iraq.
Barack Obama: Never fudge numbers or shade the truth about war.
John Kerry: War decisions guided by facts not distorted by politics.
John Kerry: Bring allies to share our burden in fighting terrorism.
Al Sharpton: The premise for the Iraqi war was changed after our losses.
John Edwards: America cannot be safe without help and respect of allies.
John Edwards: Implement 9/11 Report; focus on al Qaeda.
Ted Kennedy: Bush squandered post-9-11 international goodwill.
Welfare & Poverty|
Barack Obama: Welfare recipients know how to succeed but need help.
John Edwards: Moral responsibility to help 35 million Americans in poverty.
John Edwards: Raise minimum wage so full-time workers are out of poverty.