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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
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The Path to Prosperity
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Ten Letters
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A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
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The Path to Prosperity
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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)

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Inventing Al Gore, by Bill Turque


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Click here for 31 full quotes from Al Gore in the book Inventing Al Gore.
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Abortion
    Two questions: Is abortion acceptable? Who should decide?
Budget & Economy
    Deficit Hawk for balancing 1993 budget, but not ideological.
Civil Rights
    Tipper & Al pushed for voluntary record lyric labeling.
Drugs
    Smoked pot recreationally, but kept it separate from work.
Energy & Oil
    Pushed for BTU tax on coal & gas, in 1993.
    Pushed emissions trading plan at Kyoto greenhouse summit.
Environment
    Co-sponsored first Superfund bill, on Love Canal.
Families & Children
    Son’s accident taught Gore sensitivity & better parenting.
Free Trade
    Debate with Perot was instrumental in passing NAFTA.
Government Reform
    Gore as reporter uncovered City Hall zoning scandal.
    Supported “PAC participation in the political process”.
    “Reinvention” caused some reform, but nothing fundamental.
    Fundraising from White House? Maybe. Candor & caution? No.
    Buddhist temple fundraiser: overzealous but probably legal.
Gun Control
    Supported gun rights in 1970s, because his constituents did.
Health Care
    Could “never vote against” anti-smoking lobby.
Homeland Security
    Even as student at anti-war Harvard, Gore intended to serve.
    Concluded Vietnam was a mistake, but had valid purpose.
    Called for replacing MIRVed MX with single-warhead Midgetman.
    Against SDI & more carriers; for Grenada & nuclear freeze.
    Quicker than Clinton to favor force; but avoided it in Haiti.
Principles & Values
    Al & Tipper as model for “Love Story”?
    Born-again Baptist; serves God & obeys God’s will.
    Congressional campaign style: hard work & cautiousness.
    In Congress, called himself a “raging moderate”.
    “One of our greatest Pres.” but “disappointed” by Clinton.
Technology
    Assisted heavily with invention of Internet in 1989.
    Supported V-Chip; pushed TV execs for rating system.
War & Peace
    Supported early action in Bosnia; no “Vietnam syndrome”.
    Committed to the survival & security of Israel.
    Supported Gulf War; costs of war less than alternative.


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