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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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Obama-Biden vs. Romney-Ryan On The Issues:
Side-by-side stances on the issues

by Jesse Gordon of OnTheIssues.org



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  • Joe Biden (1)
  • Mitt Romney (1)
  • Paul Ryan (1)
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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

    Barack Obama and Joe Biden vs. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan On The Issues

    A side-by-side comparison of the two presidential tickets, 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




    Obama-Biden vs. Romney-Ryan on Domestic Issues

    • Gun Rights
    • Alternative Sentencing
    • Death Penalty
    • Drugs in Society
    • Marijuana Legalization
    • Environment vs. Economy
    • Nuclear Waste
    • Infrastructure Investment
    • WikiLeaks and Secrecy
    • Internet Policy
    • Health Mandate
    • Medicare
    • ObamaCare




    Obama-Biden vs. Romney-Ryan on Economic Issues

    • Corporation Policy
    • Wall Street Reform
    • Recession Bailout
    • Economic Stimulus
    • Mortgage Crisis
    • National Debt
    • Balanced Budget
    • Earmark Reform
    • Campaign Finance Reform
    • Union Policy
    • Unemployment
    • Job Creation
    • Welfare State
    • Social Security Privatization
    • Capital Gains & Death Tax
    • Income Tax Reform




    Obama-Biden vs. Romney-Ryan on Social Issues

    • Contraception
    • Abortion
    • Stem Cells
    • Donít-Ask-Donít-Tell
    • Defense of Marriage Act
    • Affirmative Action
    • College Loans
    • School Vouchers
    • No Child Left Behind
    • School Prayer
    • Faith-Based Initiative
    • Families & Children
    • Tea Party
    • Principles & Values
    • American Exceptionalism




    Romney, Gingrich, Paul and Santorum on International Issues

    • Climate Change
    • Oil Drilling
    • Nuclear Power
    • Free Trade vs. Protectionism
    • China Policy
    • Mexican Border
    • Illegal Alien Deportation
    • Immigrant Benefits
    • Cuba Policy
    • Iranian Sanctions
    • Iraq War
    • Israel/Palestine
    • International Diplomacy
    • Patriot Act
    • Guantanamo and Torture
    • Defense Spending
    • Afghanistan War
    • Syrian Civil War




    Book reviews

    • Do Not Ask What Good We Do, by Robert Draper (2012)
    • The Real Romney, by Michael Kranish & Scott Helman (2012)
    • Ten Letters, by Eli Saslow (2012)
    • An Inside Look, by R.B. Scott (2011)
    • The Mormon Faith of Mitt Romney, by Andrew Jackson (2011)
    • The Promise, by Jonathan Alter (2011)
    • A Life of Trial and Redemption, by Jules Witcover (2010)
    • Young Guns, by Paul Ryan (2010)
    • No Apology, by Mitt Romney (2010)
    • Obamaís Challenge, by Robert Kuttner (2008)
    • Promises to Keep, by Joe Biden (2007)
    • The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama (2006)
    • Turnaround, by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
    • Dreams from My Father, by Barack Obama (1996)
     OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Crime
        Barack Obama: FactCheck:Biden more conservative than Obama on crime issues.
    Government Reform
        Mitt Romney: FactCheck:R yan more liberal than Romney on campaign finance.
    Principles & Values
        Joe Biden: Side-by-side issue comparison to Paul Ryan.
        Paul Ryan: Side-by-side issue comparison to Joe Biden.


    The above quotations are from Obama-Biden vs. Romney-Ryan On The Issues:
    Side-by-side stances on the issues

    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
     Barack ObamaJoe BidenMitt RomneyPaul Ryan
    More federal funding for health coverage strongly favors strongly favors neutral strongly opposes
    Death Penalty opposes favors strongly favors favors
    Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws opposes opposes strongly favors strongly favors
    Absolute right to gun ownership opposes strongly opposes opposes strongly favors
    Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it opposes favors strongly favors favors

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

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

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