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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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Romney/Paul/Santorum/Gingrich side-by-side
by Jesse Gordon of OnTheIssues.org



(Click for Amazon book review)

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    from Romney/Paul/Santorum/Gingrich side-by-side, by Jesse Gordon of OnTheIssues.org (number of quotes indicated):
  • Mitt Romney (1)
  • Newt Gingrich (1)
  • Rick Santorum (1)
  • Ron Paul (1)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

BOOK SUMMARY by OnTheIssues.org:

This book puts OnTheIssues' web content into book form -- a direct comparison of issue stances -- not personal biographies, not political horserace analysis, not scandal histories. Each headline below is backed up with a referenced citation, in context, so you can compare for yourself what each candidate says. The comparisons are made convenient in a side-by-side layout, with book reviews and a VoteMatch issue summary at the end.

  • Domestic Issues
  • Economic Issues
  • Social Issues
  • International Issues
  • Book Reviews
  • VoteMatch questionnaire
  • Other books in this series

    Romney, Gingrich, Paul and Santorum On The Issues

    A side-by-side comparison of the four Republican presidential contenders, detailing their issue stances on all of the key issues of the presidential race. Based on information from the website OnTheIssues.org.

    Table of Contents




    Romney, Gingrich, Paul and Santorum on Domestic Issues

    • Gun Rights
    • Alternative Sentencing
    • Death Penalty
    • Drugs in Society
    • Marijuana Legalization
    • Environment vs. Economy
    • Environmentalism
    • Nuclear Waste
    • EPA Regulations
    • Infrastructure Investment
    • Outer Space Policy
    • WikiLeaks
    • Censorship Policy
    • Hate Speech
    • Health Mandate
    • Medicare
    • ObamaCare
    • Tort Reform




    Romney, Gingrich, Paul and Santorum on Economic Issues

    • Corporation Policy
    • Wall Street Reform
    • Automaker Bailout
    • Financial Bailout
    • Economic Stimulus
    • Mortgage Crisis
    • National Debt
    • Earmark Reform
    • Balanced Budget
    • Campaign Finance Reform
    • Growth of Government
    • Union Policy
    • Card Check
    • Unemployment Extension
    • Welfare State
    • Social Security Privatization
    • Death Tax
    • Income Tax Reform




    Romney, Gingrich, Paul and Santorum on Social Issues

    • Contraception
    • Abortion
    • Stem Cells
    • Judicial Activism
    • Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell
    • Defense of Marriage Act
    • Affirmative Action
    • College Loans
    • School Vouchers
    • Department of Education
    • School Prayer
    • Evolution
    • Family Values
    • Faith-Based Organizations
    • Tea Party
    • Religious Values
    • Conservative Values
    • American Exceptionalism
    • America vs. Socialism




    Romney, Gingrich, Paul and Santorum on International Issues

    • Climate Change
    • Oil Drilling
    • Free Trade vs. Protectionism
    • China Trade
    • Illegal Alien Deportation
    • Mexican Border
    • Guest Workers
    • Immigrant Benefits
    • Cuba Policy
    • North Korea
    • Iranian Sanctions
    • Iraq War
    • Israel/Palestine
    • International Diplomacy
    • Patriot Act
    • Guantanamo Prison
    • Defense Spending
    • Sources of Terrorism
    • Afghanistan War




    Book reviews

    • Liberty Defined, by Rep. Ron Paul (2011)
    • A Nation Like No Other, by Speaker Newt Gingrich (2011)
    • No Apology, by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
    • End the Fed, by Ron Paul (2010)
    • To Save America, by Newt Gingrich (2010)
    • The Revolution: A Manifesto, by Ron Paul (2008)
    • Real Change, by Newt Gingrich (2007)
    • Freedom Under Siege, by Ron Paul (2007 & 1987)
    • It Takes a Family, by Sen. Rick Santorum (2006)
    • Rediscovering God in America, by Newt Gingrich (2006)
    • A Senator Speaks Out, by Rick Santorum (2005)
    • Turnaround, by Mitt Romney (2004)
    • Newt! 2nd American Revolution, by Dick Williams (1995)
     OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Civil Rights
        Rick Santorum: Santorum side-by-side against Gingrich, Paul & Romney.
    Crime
        Mitt Romney: Romney side-by-side against Gingrich, Paul & Santorum.
    Immigration
        Newt Gingrich: Newt side-by-side against Romney, Paul & Santorum.
    Jobs
        Ron Paul: Ron Paul side-by-side against Gingrich, Romney & Santorum.


    The above quotations are from Romney/Paul/Santorum/Gingrich side-by-side
    by Jesse Gordon of OnTheIssues.org.


    VoteMatch is our 20-question quiz which summarizes the candidate's views on the controversial issues of the day.

    VoteMatch Domestic Issues
     Ron PaulNewt GingrichRick SantorumPaul Ryan
    More federal funding for health coverage neutral opposes strongly opposes strongly opposes
    Death Penalty strongly favors strongly opposes strongly favors strongly favors
    Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws strongly favors opposes favors favors
    Absolute right to gun ownership opposes favors favors favors
    Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it strongly favors strongly opposes strongly favors strongly favors

    VoteMatch Economic Issues
     Ron PaulNewt GingrichRick SantorumPaul Ryan
    Privatize Social Security strongly favors strongly favors strongly favors strongly favors
    Make taxes more progressive strongly opposes strongly opposes opposes strongly opposes
    Stricter limits on political campaign funds opposes opposes strongly opposes strongly opposes
    Allow churches to provide welfare services favors favors favors favors
    Replace coal & oil with alternatives opposes strongly opposes strongly opposes strongly opposes

    VoteMatch Social Issues
     Ron PaulNewt GingrichRick SantorumPaul Ryan
    Abortion is a woman's right opposes opposes strongly opposes strongly opposes
    Require companies to hire more women & minorities strongly favors strongly opposes strongly opposes favors
    Same-sex domestic partnership benefits opposes favors opposes strongly opposes
    Teacher-led prayer in public schools strongly favors favors strongly favors strongly favors
    Parents choose schools via vouchers strongly favors favors strongly favors strongly favors

    VoteMatch International Issues
     Ron PaulNewt GingrichRick SantorumPaul Ryan
    Illegal immigrants earn citizenship opposes strongly opposes neutral strongly opposes
    Support & expand free trade neutral opposes favors strongly favors
    The Patriot Act harms civil liberties strongly opposes strongly favors strongly opposes strongly opposes
    Expand the armed forces strongly favors opposes strongly favors strongly favors
    US out of Iraq and Afghanistan strongly opposes strongly favors favors strongly opposes

    For details on VoteMatch questions in this book, see our Amazon Look Inside Romney, Gingrich, Paul and Santorum On The Issues


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