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Wesley Clark on VoteMatch


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Partial birth ban ok if exceptions made for woman’s health: Favors topic 1
An issue of human rights, not of Catholic doctrine: Strongly Favors topic 1
Let a woman and her doctors decide about reproductive health: Strongly Favors topic 1
Women deserve access to birth control & reproductive choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
I am pro-choice: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Exposed early to prejudice, so supports affirmative action: Strongly Favors topic 2
Eliminate wage gap for women: Strongly Favors topic 2
End glass ceilings for women: Favors topic 2
Supports affirmative action; acknowledges racial discrim.: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supports University of Michigan’s affirmative action plan: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supports affirmative action, including in college admissions: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Same sex couples should have same rights as heterosexuals: Strongly Favors topic 3
Equal opportunity for homosexuals in armed forces: Favors topic 3
Gays deserve the same rights as everyone else: Strongly Favors topic 3
Homosexuality is not a sin: Favors topic 3
Talk about gays in military, but don’t open the door: Opposes topic 3
Replace “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” with Don’t Misbehave: Favors topic 3
Welcome gays into the military because they’re already there: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-3 points on Social scale)
Constitutional amendment against flag desecration: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support the use of the death penalty for federal crimes: Favors topic 8
Death penalty ok, but needs DNA and equal justice: Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+5 points on Social scale)
Concerned about Three Strikes & emphasis on lockup: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Enforce existing laws & close gun show loophole: Strongly Favors topic 10
Renew ban on assault weapons, & hold gun makers accountable: Strongly Favors topic 10
Supports ban on assault weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports the Second Amendment and uses guns himself: Strongly Favors topic 10
People who like assault weapons should join the Army: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Transition toward some form of single payer system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Insure children & make all coverage more affordable: Favors topic 5
Build on existing programs and stretch them: Favors topic 5
Does not support single-payer healthcare: Opposes topic 5
Supports universal health coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Promote good health through public health measures: Favors topic 5
Healthcare safety net works in the army: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Protect Social Security system to ensure senior income: Opposes topic 6
Stock market is for individuals, not for Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strengthen retirement security: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Public pre-school across America: Opposes topic 7
Oppose vouchers and all measures that weaken public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Supports charter schools and national testing standards: Favors topic 7
No vouchers for private schools: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
De-carbonize energy production for national security: Strongly Favors topic 18
Incentives for energy efficiency & alternative fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Drilling ANWR doesn’t help with energy independence: Favors topic 18
Establish redline of protection in places like ANWR: Favors topic 18
Protection outweighs benefits from drilling in Alaska: Favors topic 18
Renegotiate Kyoto Agreement rather than reject it: Favors topic 18
Don’t rule out nuclear, but focus on solar & wind power: Strongly Favors topic 18
All that matters 100 years out is Constitution & environment: Favors topic 18
Disappearing glaciers make global warming obvious: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
More drug treatment and more border security: Favors topic 19
Against decriminalizing marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Separation of church and state is fundamental: Opposes topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Families First tax plan: fair,progressive,simple,responsible: Favors topic 11
Balance budget by repealing tax cuts to wealthiest Americans: Strongly Favors topic 11
Repeal tax cut on top 2%--make tax code progressive: Strongly Favors topic 11
Tax cut is a cut in essential services: Strongly Favors topic 11
Middle- & working-class tax cuts are an economic-growth tool: Strongly Favors topic 11
Tax relief for middle class, not for the rich: Strongly Favors topic 11
$5T tax cuts for the rich are legalized theft: Strongly Favors topic 11
Irresponsible to borrow to give tax cuts to wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 11
Minimize taxes but enough to meet people’s needs: Favors topic 11
Bush tax cuts were unfair; use progressive taxation: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
Tighten borders post-9/11, but allow earned citizenship: Favors topic 12
I am very pro-immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12
Immigration is vital to prosperity: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
China’s development imperils our economic security: Opposes topic 13
Labor rights are human rights: promote free and fair trade: Opposes topic 13
Stop rewarding companies that shift jobs overseas: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Free trade will work if terms are fair for labor: Favors topic 13
Reciprocal trade with enforcement against dumping: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Address shifts in production that come with free trade: Opposes topic 13
I believe in fair trade, not free trade: Opposes topic 13
Prosperity depends on open borders: Favors topic 13
Free trade areas depend on international cooperation: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
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Establish “Civilian Reserve” for times of military need: Favors topic 15
Consider cutting defense spending: Opposes topic 15
Yes to Iraqi $87B if Bush makes exit strategy: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Public taxpayer funding for federal candidates: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
Full inquiry into torture & our ignoring Geneva Conventions: Strongly Favors topic 14
Turn over Guantanamo to NATO & end secret detentions: Favors topic 14
Repeal provisions of Patriot Act that go too far: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fundamental revision of Iraq policy, including redeployment: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iraq war is a path to nowhere: Strongly Favors topic 17
Avoid Bush’s unilateralism and work with our allies: Favors topic 17
Exit strategy in Iraq won’t work if we invade its neighbors: Strongly Favors topic 17
Invest 3% of GDP on development assistance abroad: Strongly Favors topic 17
Shared risks, shared burdens, shared benefits: Favors topic 17

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Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DOC:Judd Gregg
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner

Former Bush Administration:
Pres.George W. Bush
V.P.Dick Cheney
State:Colin Powell
State:Condi Rice
EPA:Christie Whitman

Former Clinton Administration:
Pres.Bill Clinton
HUD:Andrew Cuomo
V.P.Al Gore
Labor:Robert Reich
A.G.:Janet Reno

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Page last updated: Feb 09, 2010