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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

(from Amazon.com)

(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)

Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney vs. Jill Stein vs. Gary Johnson On The Issues
by Jesse Gordon of OnTheIssues.org



(Click for Amazon book review)

    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian: Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (number of quotes indicated):
  • Barack Obama (1)
  • Gary Johnson (1)
  • Jill Stein (1)
  • Mitt Romney (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.

Obama (Democrat), Romney (Republican), Stein (Green), and Johnson (Libertarian) On The Issues

A side-by-side comparison of the presidential nominees from the four largest political paties, 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, Romney, Stein, and Johnson on Domestic Issues

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




Obama, Romney, Stein, and Johnson on Economic Issues

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




Obama, Romney, Stein, and Johnson 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
  • Evolution
  • Families & Children
  • Tea Party
  • Principles & Values
  • American Exceptionalism




Obama, Romney, Stein, and Johnson on International Issues

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




Book reviews

  • 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 (2010)
  • No Apology, by Mitt Romney (2010)
  • Obamaís Challenge, by Robert Kuttner (2008)
  • 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)
Principles & Values
    Gary Johnson: Side-by-side issue comparison to Mitt Romney.
    Jill Stein: Side-by-side issue comparison to Barack Obama.
    Mitt Romney: OpEd: Majority are fiscal conservatives and social liberals.
War & Peace
    Barack Obama: Green Party OpEd: We are not out of Iraq.


The above quotations are from Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney vs. Jill Stein vs. Gary Johnson 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 ObamaMitt RomneyJill SteinGary Johnson
More federal funding for health coverage strongly favors neutral strongly favors opposes
Death Penalty opposes strongly favors strongly opposes opposes
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws opposes strongly favors strongly opposes opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership opposes opposes strongly opposes strongly favors
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it opposes strongly favors strongly opposes strongly opposes

VoteMatch Economic Issues
 Barack ObamaMitt RomneyJill SteinGary Johnson
Privatize Social Security strongly opposes strongly favors strongly opposes favors
Make taxes more progressive strongly favors strongly opposes strongly favors strongly opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds strongly favors opposes strongly favors strongly opposes
Allow churches to provide welfare services favors favors neutral neutral
Replace coal & oil with alternatives strongly favors opposes strongly favors opposes

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

VoteMatch International Issues
 Barack ObamaMitt RomneyJill SteinGary Johnson
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship favors opposes strongly favors favors
Support & expand free trade opposes neutral strongly opposes strongly favors
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties strongly favors strongly opposes strongly favors strongly favors
Expand the armed forces favors strongly favors strongly opposes strongly opposes
US out of Iraq and Afghanistan favors strongly opposes strongly favors strongly favors
For VoteMatch questions in this book, see our Amazon Look Inside Obama, Romney, Stein, and Johnson On The Issues


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