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2012 Republican nominees:
Paul Ryan
(Wisconsin Representative): Selected by Mitt Romney for V.P. Aug. 11.
Mitt Romney
(Former Massachusetts Governor): Publicly announced candidacy June 3.

2012 Democratic incumbents:
Barack Obama
(IL Senator).
Joe Biden
(DE Senator).

2012 Third Party contenders:
Rocky Anderson
(Justice Party)
Andre Barnett
(Reform Party)
Virgil Goode
(Former U.S. House Rep.): Constitution Party nominee.
Gary Johnson
(Former New Mexico Governor): Publicly announced Libertarian candidacy Dec. 21.
Scott Keller
(Independent)
JL Mealer
(Independent)
Buddy Roemer
(former Louisiana Governor). Candidate for GOP and AmericansElect.
Robert Steele
(Reform Party)
Jill Stein
(Green Party)

2012 Republican withdrawals:
Michele Bachmann
(Minnesota Representative): Withdrew Jan. 4.
Michael Bloomberg
(NYC Mayor). Opted out of race, Feb. 8, 2011.
Herman Cain
(Radio talk-show host): Suspended candidacy Dec. 3.
Chris Christie
(New Jersey Governor). Opted out of presidential race.
Jim DeMint
(South Carolina Senator). Never entered race.
Newt Gingrich
(Former Speaker of the House): Publicly announced candidacy May 12.
Rudy Giuliani
(former NYC Mayor). Never entered race.
Mike Huckabee
(Former Arkansas Governor): Opted out of presidential race May 15.
Jon Huntsman
(former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China). Withdrew Jan. 15
Thad McCotter (Michigan Representative): Publicly announced candidacy July 2.
Sarah Palin
(former Alaska Governor). Opted out of presidential race Oct. 5.
Ron Paul
(Texas Representative): Publicly announced candidacy April 28.
Tim Pawlenty
(Former Minnesota Governor): Publicly announced candidacy May 24.
Rick Perry
(Texas Governor): Publicly announced candidacy Aug. 11.
Rick Santorum
(Former Pennsylvania Senator): Publicly announced candidacy June 6; withdrew April 11, 2012.
Donald Trump
(Real estate mogul): Opted out of presidential race May 16.

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JL Mealer on Abortion
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  • Abortion violates constitutional rights for our posterity. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Budget & Economy
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  • Federal Budget is beyond bloated and full of waste. (Jan 2012)
  • Replace usurious Fed currency with precious metals. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Civil Rights
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  • No religious same-sex marriage; civil unions instead. (Jan 2012)
  • Require companies to hire Americans, period. (Sep 2011)
  • Don't treat gay-Americans as hyphenated-Americans. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
JL Mealer on Crime
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  • Support death penalty only for absolutely proven crimes. (Sep 2011)
  • No mandatory sentencing. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Drugs
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  • Asylum for insider aliens turning in drug smugglers. (Sep 2011)
  • Drug use is a hazard to other people. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Education
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  • All curriculum via local mandates. (Jan 2012)
  • School prayer is ok, but not if at all mandatory. (Sep 2011)
  • Supports choosing schools via vouchers. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Energy & Oil
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  • Feds make too much money taxing fuels to cut fuel usage. (Jan 2012)
  • Drill here; drill now; end dependency. (Sep 2011)
  • Replace most coal & oil; design non-EV autos. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Environment
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  • Protect natural resources, but human benefit too. (Jan 2012)
JL Mealer on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
JL Mealer on Foreign Policy
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  • Other countries are rarely interested in US well-being. (Jan 2012)
JL Mealer on Free Trade
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  • No free trade; no UN membership. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Government Reform
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  • Crush special interests & incumbents who oppose 3rd parties. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Gun Control
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  • Repeal NFA Title I & II. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Health Care
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  • No-profit healthcare: push Federal Health Insurance Bank. (Jan 2012)
  • Treat those who are incapable of caring for themselves. (Sep 2011)
  • Replace ObamaCare with Mealer Economic Initiative. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Homeland Security
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  • Oppose the Patriot Act; but support profiling. (Sep 2011)
  • Expand armed forces programs. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Immigration
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  • Privately built "Immigration motels" in no-man's land. (Jan 2012)
  • Earn citizenship via the Mealer Immigration Policy. (Sep 2011)
  • End Mexican drug trade by path to citizenship. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Jobs
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  • Labor standards in the US and abroad. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Principles & Values
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  • Return to the examples and values of our forefathers. (Jan 2012)
JL Mealer on Social Security
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  • Privatize Social Security with a Government option. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Tax Reform
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  • Replace tax system with the FairTax. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Technology
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
JL Mealer on War & Peace
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  • Out of Iraq & Afghanistan; stay in Pakistan. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Welfare & Poverty
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  • No church-based welfare services with taxpayer funds. (Sep 2011)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortion violates constitutional rights for our posterity: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Require companies to hire Americans, period: Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
No religious same-sex marriage; civil unions instead: Favors topic 3
Don't treat gay-Americans as hyphenated-Americans: Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-3 points on Social scale)
School prayer is ok, but not if at all mandatory: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support death penalty only for absolutely proven crimes: Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+2 points on Social scale)
No mandatory sentencing: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal NFA Title I & II: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No-profit healthcare: push Federal Health Insurance Bank: Opposes topic 5
Treat those who are incapable of caring for themselves: Favors topic 5
Replace ObamaCare with Mealer Economic Initiative: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Privatize Social Security with a Government option: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports choosing schools via vouchers: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Feds make too much money taxing fuels to cut fuel usage: Opposes topic 18
Drill here; drill now; end dependency: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Replace most coal & oil; design non-EV autos: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Asylum for insider aliens turning in drug smugglers: Strongly Favors topic 19
Drug use is a hazard to other people: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No church-based welfare services with taxpayer funds: Opposes topic 20
Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Replace tax system with the FairTax: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
Privately built "Immigration motels" in no-man's land: Opposes topic 12
Earn citizenship via the Mealer Immigration Policy: Favors topic 12
End Mexican drug trade by path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No free trade; no UN membership: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Labor standards in the US and abroad: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
Expand armed forces programs: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Crush special interests & incumbents who oppose 3rd parties: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+2 points on Social scale)
Oppose the Patriot Act; but support profiling: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+2 points on Social scale)
Out of Iraq & Afghanistan; stay in Pakistan: Favors topic 17

JL Mealer is a Centrist.
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