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Al Gore on Principles & Values
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  • Laying groundwork for possible comeback. (Jun 24)
  • Take your souls to the polls. (Nov 2000)
  • Bush’s record indicates he’s not ready to lead America. (Nov 2000)
  • Presidency not about popularity nor getting along. (Nov 2000)
  • I have kept the faith, with family & in office. (Oct 2000)
  • His experience in Vietnam & Congress qualifies him to lead. (Oct 2000)
  • Campaign finance reform will help end cynicism in politics. (Oct 2000)
  • Promises to get the big things right; sorry for exaggerating. (Oct 2000)
  • Judge me on my experience and platform. (Oct 2000)
  • Gore’s favorite things: Wheaties, Beatles, & kissing Tipper. (Sep 2000)
  • Make history with fewer than 1 in 10 living in poverty. (Sep 2000)
  • Agrees to further debates if Bush agrees to 3 main debates. (Sep 2000)
  • Focus on “specifics” questions Bush & favors wonkishness. (Aug 2000)
  • Populist tone to commitment to fight for the people. (Aug 2000)
  • Running on his agenda of last quarter century. (Aug 2000)
  • Challenges Bush to debate issues instead of personal attacks. (Aug 2000)
  • Criticism with defense of Clinton served the public interest. (Jan 2000)
  • Policies, not labels, define me. (Jan 2000)
  • Working to improve things overcomes disillusionment. (Oct 1999)
  • Practical Idealism: centrist on most issues. (Jul 1999)
  • America’s mission: prove that freedom & diversity work. (Apr 1999)

    Campaign Themes

  • Thanks for allowing Clinton and me to bring change. (Nov 2000)
  • Top Ten rejected campaign slogans. (Sep 2000)
  • Stand for the people and against special interests. (Jul 2000)
  • Whose side are you on? The people’s or the powerful? (Jul 2000)
  • Earth in the Balance is a call to action and hope. (Apr 2000)
  • In Congress, called himself a “raging moderate”. (Mar 2000)
  • Domestic priorities: schools, health, enviro, & Reinvention. (Dec 1999)
  • “Stay and fight!” invokes passion, loyalty, and purpose. (Oct 1999)
  • Four core principles of Reinventing Government. (Jun 1999)

    Florida Recount

  • Disagrees with Supreme Court, but accepts its finality. (Dec 2000)
  • Concedes to Bush; now it’s time for reconciliation. (Dec 2000)
  • Gore will never stop fighting for the people. (Dec 2000)
  • Counting all votes removes cloud from presidency. (Nov 2000)
  • Again offers statewide recount; Bush again rejects it. (Nov 2000)
  • Still have not had a full & accurate count. (Nov 2000)
  • Don’t set aside votes just because it’s hard to count. (Nov 2000)
  • Offer to Bush: Hand count, then meet to show unity. (Nov 2000)
  • The presidency should not be decided by technical details. (Nov 2000)
  • Resolve election according to Constitution, not in haste. (Nov 2000)
  • Gore retracts concession because Florida too close to call. (Nov 2000)
  • The small margin in Florida triggers an automatic recount. (Nov 2000)


  • The purpose of life is to glorify God. (Oct 2000)
  • Abstinence Ed in the context of comprehensive Sex Ed. (Sep 2000)
  • Voluntary school prayer is ok, if teachers aren’t involved. (Sep 2000)
  • Lieberman’s morality & Jewishness makes him a bold pick. (Aug 2000)
  • Born-again Baptist; serves God & obeys God’s will. (Mar 2000)
  • Respect Constitution and others when affirming faith. (Jan 2000)
  • Faith-based organizations replace govt programs. (May 1999)
Alan Keyes on Principles & Values
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  • Withdraws from GOP race on eve of GOP Convention. (Jul 2000)
  • Withdraws with 21 delegates; supports Bush & Cheney. (Jul 2000)
  • Would think hard about being Bush VP; like “getting married”. (May 2000)
  • Clinton cannot take credit for reduction in crime. (Mar 2000)
  • I’m here because I’m the choice of conservatives’ hearts. (Mar 2000)
  • The real outsider for conservative Republicans. (Feb 2000)
  • Bring God back into the White House. (Jan 2000)
  • Address moral crisis or lose our liberty. (Oct 1999)
  • Core Beliefs Based on ‘Unalienable Rights’. (Jan 1999)
  • Moral bases come from Christianity via Declaration. (Jan 1999)
  • Reverence for God is foundation of justice & citizenship. (Jan 1999)
  • Against the “gay agenda”. (Jun 1998)
  • #1: Restore the moral foundations of family life. (Jul 1996)
  • Truth & right vs. wrong underlies government & society. (May 1996)
  • The crisis of our times is a crisis of character. (May 1996)
Arianna Huffington on Principles & Values
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  • It’s time to overthrow a rotten government system. (Jul 2000)
  • Dems & GOP are identical cousins. (Jul 2000)
Bill Bradley on Principles & Values
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  • The journey from here to change the world. (Sep 2000)
  • Presidential campaign was about telling the truth. (Aug 2000)
  • The journey from here is to change the world. (Aug 2000)
  • Withdraws, supports Gore; “time for unity”. (Mar 2000)
  • Conviction of “creating a new politics” survives losing race. (Mar 2000)
  • Leaves race with respect for people over “politics as usual”. (Mar 2000)
  • No nickel-and-diming, no nibbling around the edges. (Jan 2000)
  • Should we take risks? If not now, when? If not us, who? (Jan 2000)
  • Religion is too private for politics. (Jan 2000)
  • Politics is a means to an end, not the end. (Jan 2000)
  • Mistakes are learning opportunities, even for a president. (Jan 2000)
  • Personal faith is private, even for a president. (Dec 1999)
  • Themes: Health insurance, racial unity, child poverty. (Oct 1999)
  • Private sector for 2 years made him ready to lead America. (Oct 1999)
  • Search for meaning beyond materialism will guide America. (Aug 1999)
  • Philosophy: Respect people; deal with big questions. (Aug 1999)
  • Basketball teamwork is similar to political teamwork. (Aug 1999)
  • Stick to ideals & stay above the fray of a “broken” system. (May 1999)
  • Campaign about trust and neighborliness. (Apr 1999)
  • People at “town meetings” form context for policy. (Jan 1997)
  • Big reforms are as hard as little reforms, so do big ones. (Jan 1997)
  • Small town upbringing made him prove himself by winning. (Jan 1997)
Bill Clinton on Principles & Values
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  • Rich pardon based on numerous foreign policy & legal reasons. (Feb 18)
  • Opens post-Presidential office in Harlem. (Feb 13)
  • Repaying $85,000 in gifts to avoid impropriety. (Feb 3)
  • Acknowledges wrongdoing; pays fine; seeks closure. (Jan 19)
  • Turns over reins of leadership with America at its strongest. (Jan 18)
  • Future: fiscally responsible; lead world; weave diversity. (Jan 18)
  • Be patient; this is democracy in action. (Nov 2000)
  • Grounds for impeachment: lying & obstructing justice. (Sep 1998)
  • America stands today between hope and history. (Jan 1996)
  • New Covenant: responsibility, citizenship, opportunity. (Jan 1995)
Clarence Thomas on Principles & Values
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  • People who stand up for beliefs are culturally intimidated. (Feb 13)
Colin Powell on Principles & Values
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  • America’s Promise: keep “The Five Promises” to children. (Jan 8)
  • With GOP on economy; wants bipartisanship on social issues. (Nov 2000)
  • Raised poor, but rich in spirit & belief in America. (Oct 1997)
  • Big Tent of GOP restores the American Dream. (Aug 1996)
  • Colin Powell’s 13 Rules of Life. (Jan 1996)
  • Keep options open for presidency, but not ready yet. (Jul 1995)
  • Voted for Kennedy & Johnson on civil rights grounds. (Jul 1995)
  • Fiscal conservative & social conscience; neither party fits. (Jan 1995)
  • Would run with a vision; but doesn’t hear call yet. (Jan 1995)
  • Made newly aware of heritage on trip to Nigeria. (Jan 1995)
  • Buffalo Soldiers: acknowledge black service in army history. (Jan 1995)
Dan Quayle on Principles & Values
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  • Murphy Brown episode was about helping single mothers. (Jul 1994)
  • Smaller govt; bigger defense; stronger families. (Jul 1999)
  • A “poverty of values” causes many social ills. (May 1999)
Dick Cheney on Principles & Values
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  • The Joe who attends Hollywood fundraisers isn’t the old Joe. (Oct 2000)
  • Media distracts public with focus on trivia. (Sep 2000)
  • Personal charity is private and not a policy matter. (Sep 2000)
  • Defends Halliburton’s success and retirement package. (Aug 2000)
  • Cheney’s retirement package could be a conflict of interest. (Aug 2000)
  • Praises Bush for decency, integrity, and honor. (Aug 2000)
  • Opportunity to serve led to acceptance of nomination. (Aug 2000)
  • Bush will restore decency & integrity to Oval Office. (Aug 2000)
  • Would vote differently today on ERA, Head Start, not Mandela. (Jul 2000)
  • One of the most conservative voting records in Congress. (Jul 2000)
  • Voting record in Congress consistently conservative. (Jul 2000)
  • Persuaded by Bush’s “unique vision” to be his V.P. (Jul 2000)
  • Lynne Cheney fights political correctness. (Jul 2000)
  • Accepts nomination help change tone in Washington. (Jul 2000)
  • Exert leadership toward post-nuclear world. (Sep 1992)
  • Prosperity & security go hand in hand. (Sep 1992)
  • Constructive personal style belies hard-line voting. (Jan 1987)
  • Pragmatic conservation insider image in Congress. (Jan 1981)

    Florida Recount

  • Bush not necessarily doomed to one-term weak presidency. (Dec 2000)
  • It’s time for Gore to concede. (Dec 2000)
  • Back to work full time after very mild heart attack. (Nov 2000)
  • TX manual recount law has standards; FL’s is divination. (Nov 2000)
Donald Trump on Principles & Values
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  • 3 principles: One term, two-fisted policies, zero excuses. (Jul 2000)
  • Non-politicians are the wave of the future. (Jul 2000)
  • In business & politics, stands for getting things done. (Jul 2000)
  • Burned by press too often to be available any more. (Jul 1990)
  • Rules for surviving the perils of success. (Jul 1990)
  • Separated from Ivana after long less-than-perfect marriage. (Jul 1990)
  • Toughness is equally strength, intelligence, & self-respect. (Jul 1990)
  • Appealing to middle Americans leery of political elite. (Nov 1999)
Elizabeth Dole on Principles & Values
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  • Crusade for a rebirth of our values. (Aug 1999)
  • Economic health masks serious societal problems. (Jul 1999)
  • Brings ‘courageous conservatism’ via courage of convictions. (Jun 1999)
  • Restore integrity in our government. (Feb 1999)
Gale Norton on Principles & Values
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  • Proud of being conservative and a conservationist. (Jan 19)
  • Promises to enforce nation’s environmental laws. (Jan 19)
  • Consult with affected people before making decisions. (Jan 19)
Gary Bauer on Principles & Values
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  • Withdraws after NH Primary. (Feb 2000)
  • America needs to return to the ethics of Ronald Reagan. (Jan 2000)
  • First priority is to outlaw abortion. (Jan 2000)
  • Conservative values: pro-life; marriage; Commandments. (Jan 2000)
  • Better off than 4 years ago financially, but not culturally. (Dec 1999)
  • Virtue deficit needs to be paid off. (Oct 1999)
  • Return power from Wall Street to America’s families. (Sep 1999)
  • Legislating morality ok, if it’s our best values. (Aug 1999)
  • Character counts; virtue is not old-fashioned. (May 1999)
  • Something is wrong, despite good economy. (Apr 1999)
  • Freedom requires virtue; freedom means “liberty under God”. (Apr 1998)
  • It’s the “American Century” because of America’s values. (Apr 1998)
George Bush Sr. on Principles & Values
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  • It’s an emotional roller-coaster; Gore’s a sore loser. (Nov 2000)
  • First act as president is a prayer. (Jan 1989)
  • Free markets, free speech, free elections. (Jan 1989)
George W. Bush on Principles & Values
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  • Faith helps me in service to people. (Feb 1)
  • Communitarianism: Society over unfettered individualism. (Feb 1)
  • Our grandest ideal: no insignificant person was ever born. (Jan 20)
  • Build a single nation of justice and opportunity. (Jan 20)
  • Commitment to civility, courage, compassion and character. (Jan 20)
  • Citizenship is as important as government. (Jan 20)
  • Bush ended news conferences in Sept.; Gore now accessible. (Nov 2000)
  • Promised 4 reforms in Texas; delivered all 4. (Oct 2000)
  • Favorites: PB&J, tacos, Winston Churchill, kissing Laura. (Sep 2000)
  • Not running for president on father’s name. (Sep 2000)
  • “RATS” TV ad not an intentional subliminal message. (Sep 2000)
  • No need to excuse Cheney from energy issues. (Aug 2000)
  • My generation tested limits; now we’re coming home. (Aug 2000)
  • Picked Cheney as a valuable partner and fully capable. (Jul 2000)
  • Baseball is fun, politics is not. (Jun 2000)
  • McCain didn’t change Bush’s opinions at all. (Mar 2000)
  • Priorities: Reaganesque tax cuts; education & health reform. (Mar 2000)
  • Challenges the orthodoxy but is still a devout conservative. (Oct 1999)
  • Bush’s centrism: free trade; private IRAs; no new taxes. (Jul 1999)
  • Government can create an environment for prosperity. (Jun 1999)
  • Match conservative minds with compassionate hearts. (Jun 1999)

    Campaign Themes

  • End season of cynicism and politics of anger. (Nov 2000)
  • President should be a role model and uniter. (Nov 2000)
  • They have not led. We will. (Nov 2000)
  • I trust the people, and Al Gore trusts Washington. (Oct 2000)
  • Barnstorm for Reform: End D.C. cynicism & zero-sum politics. (Oct 2000)
  • Blueprint for the Middle Class: from birth thru retirement. (Sep 2000)
  • Real Plans for Real People: Bush promises honest talking. (Sep 2000)
  • Now is the time to do the hard things. (Aug 2000)
  • Calling everything “Risky Scheme” is politics of roadblocks. (Aug 2000)
  • Theme: change how Washington works & restore moral purpose. (Jun 2000)
  • Bush’s conservatism: local solutions within limited govt. (Dec 1999)
  • Government if necessary, not necessarily government. (Dec 1999)
  • “Compassionate conservatism” allows individual potential. (Mar 1999)
  • Prosperity with a purpose: Peaceful & prosperous future. (Mar 1999)

    Florida Recount

  • Presidency of whole nation is his charge to keep. (Dec 2000)
  • Together, we can unite and accomplish goals. (Dec 2000)
  • With 50-50 Senate, challenge is to rise above partisanship. (Dec 2000)
  • Declares victory; names transition team. (Nov 2000)
  • Election principles: be fair, accurate, & conclusive. (Nov 2000)
  • ush campaign opposes multiple recounts. (Nov 2000)
  • Voting machines are neither Republican nor Democrat. (Nov 2000)
  • American elections are based on ‘one person, one vote’. (Nov 2000)
  • Gore should accept that the people elected Bush in Florida. (Nov 2000)

    Leadership Style

  • Reads people well; prefers one-on-one with legislators. (Oct 2000)
  • A leader has vision, credibility, and loyalty to friends. (Oct 2000)
  • End bickering in Washington to revive politics. (Oct 2000)
  • Put U.S. interests first and execute goals with good team. (Oct 2000)
  • The president must have credibility; Gore doesn’t. (Oct 2000)
  • Leads by building consensus, not by following polls. (Oct 2000)
  • End irresponsibility like ‘No controlling legal authority’. (Oct 2000)
  • Uphold law of the land & the dignity of the office. (Aug 2000)
  • Bush has “hands-off” style, says the test is good decisions. (Aug 2000)
  • Surrounded by smart people, but he decides himself. (Aug 2000)
  • Governs by outlining ideas & letting Legislature do details. (May 1999)


  • US chosen by God to be a model among nations. (Aug 2000)
  • Talk at Bob Jones was a missed opportunity to speak out. (Mar 2000)
  • Jesus is part of my life; but won’t exclude non-Christians. (Jan 2000)
  • “A Charge to Keep,” hymn & painting, inspire Bush. (Dec 1999)
  • Charitable Choice has churches mentoring weflare clients. (Jun 1999)
  • Allow religious groups to address social ills. (Dec 1998)
  • Diminish role of govt as communities & churches take over. (Jul 1998)
  • Base “responsibility era” on Judeo-Christian values. (Apr 1998)
Gerald Ford on Principles & Values
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  • Profile in Courage Award for pardon of Nixon. (May 1)
Harry Browne on Principles & Values
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  • Florida is full of partisan power brokers. (Nov 2000)
  • Libertarian issues have shifted Dems and Reps. (Sep 2000)
  • Running to build Libertarian Party; not as “spoiler”. (Sep 2000)
  • Top priorities: Pardon drug offenders; reduce regulations. (Sep 2000)
  • Little difference between Dems & Reps; hopes to be spoiler. (Sep 2000)
  • Libertarianism means freedom to live your own life. (Sep 2000)
  • Libertarian principle: can’t solve social problems by force. (Sep 2000)
  • Gradualism won’t work; do it all swiftly. (Sep 2000)
  • Only a Libertarian is going to set you free. (Jul 2000)
  • Libertarians lay out goals and let you plan your own life. (Jan 2000)
  • Priorities: End income tax, drug war, & commercial meddling. (Jan 2000)
  • Basic principle: Government needs to be smaller. (Aug 1999)
  • Young people are right to be scared of big government. (Jul 1999)
  • Morality governs personal behavior, not military action. (Jun 1999)
  • Individual liberty and responsibility on all issues. (Apr 1998)
  • Fiscally conservative and socially liberal...? (Apr 1998)
  • Replace the use of political force by reducing govt. (Nov 1997)
  • Shrink govt now; come up with non-govt solutions later. (Nov 1997)
  • Washington cannot be a source of moral leadership. (May 1996)
  • Government means use of force instead of persuasion. (Jul 1995)
Hillary Clinton on Principles & Values
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  • Not involved in pardons, neither with husband nor brother. (Feb 22)
  • No problems with presidential transition; resolved by Xmas. (Nov 2000)
  • Rejected Independence Party; they include Pat Buchanan. (Oct 2000)
  • Supported teacher tests & China women despite unpopularity. (Oct 2000)
  • Lazio’s a nice young man, but it’s about policy differences. (Oct 2000)
  • Experience and choices as a woman will make me good senator. (Oct 2000)
  • Get New York a fair share of budget surplus & Medicaid. (Oct 2000)
  • New Yorkers are diverse, big dreamers. (Oct 2000)
  • Hillary: Lazio has chutzpah to call himself “mainstream”. (Sep 2000)
  • We’re better off than 1992; elect Gore & continue progress. (Aug 2000)
  • Support minimum wage & more teachers, in Senate or out. (May 2000)
  • New Democrat: individual responsibility and community. (Apr 2000)
  • National experience & ability to get along will serve NY. (Feb 2000)
  • New to the neighborhood, but not new to NY issues. (Feb 2000)
  • End divisional politics. (Feb 2000)
  • “Vast right wing conspiracy”. (Dec 1999)
  • Stands by her man despite “pain in marriage”. (Dec 1999)
  • Decried 1980s materialism & excesses of corporate America. (Dec 1999)
  • Hillary’s choice: Co-president or White House wife? (Dec 1999)
  • Never left Bill because they were a team. (Dec 1999)
  • Not some little woman standing by her man. (Jul 1992)
  • Humanness goes beyond acquisitiveness. (May 1969)
Howard Phillips on Principles & Values
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  • Sovereignty reposes in God, not in man or the state. (Sep 2000)
  • Christian liberty benefits even non-Christians. (Sep 2000)
  • We are Constitutionalists, not Libertarians. (Jul 2000)
  • Stick to biblical & constitutional standards. (Jan 2000)
  • Christianity is the basis of our legal system. (Sep 1999)
  • Accountability to people and God. (Sep 1999)
  • Welcomes pro-family activists from GOP. (Sep 1999)
  • America has forgotten God. (Sep 1999)
  • Republicans are just as bad as Democrats. (May 1999)
  • Unity of purpose based on principle. (Nov 1993)
Jesse Ventura on Principles & Values
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  • Political “horse races” ignore the issues. (Jul 2000)
  • Parties need ideological base as well as grassroots. (Jul 2000)
  • Religious Right & extreme left are both “morality brokers”. (Jul 2000)
  • Considers himself a moderate libertarian. (Jul 2000)
  • Independent Party, not Reform Party. (Feb 2000)
  • I didn’t need this job (as governor). (Jan 1999)
  • Voters want honesty; he provides it. (Jan 1999)
  • Fiscally conservative and socially liberal. (Jan 1999)
  • Two traditional parties are out-of-control monsters. (Jan 1999)
  • Does not plan to run for president; but won’t rule it out. (Jan 1999)
  • Problem is with fundamentalist fanatics, not religion. (Jan 1999)
  • Big Plan: smart government and self-sufficiency. (Jan 1999)
  • Wanted to be mayor & governor; doesn’t want to be president. (Jan 1999)
Jimmy Carter on Principles & Values
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  • Former President criticizes Clinton’s last-minute pardons. (Feb 21)
  • My greatest strength is that I am an ordinary man. (Jan 1997)
  • Born into a privileged world surrounded by poverty. (Jan 1997)
  • Leapfrogged liberalism; focused on managing bureaucracy. (Jan 1997)
  • Broad appeal by straddling key issues. (Jan 1997)
  • A Government As Good As Its People. (Oct 1976)
John Ashcroft on Principles & Values
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  • Common-sense conservative. (Jan 17)
  • Law is supreme, above his personal beliefs. (Jan 17)
  • Clinton should fully disclose about Monica & resign if true. (Mar 1998)
John Hagelin on Principles & Values
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  • Prevention-oriented, scientifically proven solutions. (Sep 2000)
  • Focus on being inclusive; not on divisive social issues. (Aug 2000)
  • Alternative to Buchanan for Reform Party nomination. (Jul 2000)
  • Platform basis is development of human potential. (Apr 2000)
  • Decline of moral standards follow from breaking natural law. (Jan 2000)
  • Priorities: health prevention; criminal rehabilitation. (Jan 2000)
  • Preemption of third party ideas is desirable. (Nov 1999)
  • Natural Law candidates are not career politicians. (Nov 1999)
  • Broad-based platform, unlike other third parties. (Nov 1999)
  • Natural law of physical world applies to human society. (Sep 1999)
John McCain on Principles & Values
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  • Time for closure on a bizarre situation. (Nov 2000)
  • Suspends campaign, citing Republican preference for Bush. (Mar 2000)
  • Will take reform crusade back to the Senate. (Mar 2000)
  • Leaves race, urging service to country. (Mar 2000)
  • Reagan Republican: simplify taxes, stop waste, pay down debt. (Mar 2000)
  • Support conservative issues, not far-right leaders. (Mar 2000)
  • Faith bridges unbridgeable gaps in humanity. (Feb 2000)
  • The GOP should be inclusive. (Feb 2000)
  • Calls himself conservative who attracts political center. (Feb 2000)
  • Vote based on character, not issues. (Jan 2000)
  • Foreign policy should not be shaped by photo-ops & polls. (Jan 2000)
  • Survived as POW by faith to a higher cause. (Nov 1999)
  • Refused release to hurt Vietnamese & remain loyal to POWs. (Nov 1999)
  • Campaigning to return government to the people. (Sep 1999)
  • Restore, renew, reform, & reinvigorate government. (Sep 1999)
  • “New Patriotic Challenge”: stand against cynicism. (Sep 1999)
  • Public officials have failed to set example for society. (Aug 1999)
Mario Cuomo on Principles & Values
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  • Laissez-faire replaced by pooled common resources. (Jul 1995)
  • GOP Contract With America philosophizes a “New Harshness”. (Jul 1995)
  • Underlying principle: We’re all in this together. (Jul 1995)
Newt Gingrich on Principles & Values
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  • Polls are biased left; GOP wins on the issues. (Jul 1998)
  • Six challenges for a prosperous, free, & safe America. (Jul 1995)
  • Culture of irresponsibility began in 1965. (Jul 1995)
  • Our civilization is a shared opportunity to pursue happiness. (Jul 1995)
Noam Chomsky on Principles & Values
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  • Elite seek magic keys; underclass works toward solutions. (Feb 1997)
Pat Buchanan on Principles & Values
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  • Buchanan more spoiler than Nader, in state-based analysis. (Dec 2000)
  • Votes for me must count for me. (Nov 2000)
  • Gore win could result from Democrats counting votes. (Nov 2000)
  • Votes for me must count for me. (Nov 2000)
  • Gore win could result from Democrats counting votes. (Nov 2000)
  • Yes, a “Christian nation,” not “Judeo-Christian” principles. (Oct 2000)
  • Bob Jones University unfairly portrayed in media. (Sep 2000)
  • Original “America First” in 1940s to keep US out of WWII. (Oct 1999)
  • A patriot who calls himself a nationalist. (Sep 1999)
  • Traditional morality fights culture war against secularists. (Jun 1999)
  • Global Economy destroys US industry & US independence. (Mar 1999)
  • Return to Constitutionalism from Socialism. (Mar 1999)
  • Budget deficit replaced by moral deficit. (Mar 1999)
  • Clinton’s social agenda is neither American nor Godly. (Aug 1992)

    Reform Party

  • Conspiracy by two parties to deny letting Americans hear him. (Oct 2000)
  • Real conservatism limits government, not like Bush’s plans. (Oct 2000)
  • Buchanan chooses national co-chair as running mate. (Aug 2000)
  • Reform Party will grow, and support will increase. (Aug 2000)
  • Building populist, conservative, traditionalist Reform Party. (Aug 2000)
  • Far right support for Buchanan has transformed Reform Party. (Jul 2000)
  • Two Beltway parties for each others’ bidding. (May 2000)
  • Suing FEC to include Reform Party in presidential debates. (May 2000)
  • Reform Party offers different agenda & real change. (Dec 1999)
  • Leaving GOP elite, to take message to voters. (Oct 1999)
Ralph Nader on Principles & Values
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  • Nader less spoiler than Buchanan, in state-based analysis. (Dec 2000)
  • Margin of votes is less than margin of error: Toss a coin. (Nov 2000)
  • Gore has only himself to blame for defeat and a bad campaign. (Nov 2000)
  • Gore needed to run on more than not being George W. Bush. (Nov 2000)
  • Gore has only himself to blame for defeat and a bad campaign. (Nov 2000)
  • Nader-Trader: Swap Gore vote with friend in non-swing state. (Oct 2000)
  • Experience to run government comes from suing most agencies. (Oct 2000)
  • Shift power from corporations to consumers. (Oct 2000)
  • Attract new voters to build future party. (Oct 2000)
  • Focus on broader distribution of power. (Aug 2000)
  • Spoiled political system spawns spoiled candidates. (Jul 2000)
  • Uses personal income as societal change agent. (Jun 2000)
  • Opposes concentration of power & monied interests. (Mar 2000)
  • Counter “democracy gap”: raise expectations in politics. (Feb 2000)
  • New populism: citizen participation over commercialism. (Feb 2000)
  • Expand agenda to voter, worker, consumer, shareholder. (Apr 1996)
  • Struggle against commercialism based on priceless things. (Oct 1994)
  • Sacrificed personal life because civic work is a joy. (Oct 1994)
  • Power corrupts, unless it fears loss of power. (Oct 1994)
  • Pushed consumer protection in “Nader’s Raiders”. (Feb 2000)

    Green Party

  • Vote with your heart if your state is a foregone conclusion. (Nov 2000)
  • Waited 16 years; Dems no different than GOP about power. (Nov 2000)
  • Goal is 5% of vote, to qualify Greens as a recognized party. (Oct 2000)
  • Tactical voting: if Gore leads your state by 9%, vote Nader. (Oct 2000)
  • Vote conscience rather than choosing between drab and dreary. (Sep 2000)
  • One purpose of campaign is moving Democrats Left. (Jul 2000)
  • The DemRep duopoly obstructs citizenship. (Feb 2000)
Rev. Jesse Jackson on Principles & Values
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  • Apologized for calling NYC “Hymietown”. (Jul 1991)
  • Was 1988 frontrunner after winning Michigan primary. (Jul 1991)
  • Politically progressive: responsibility over victimhood. (Jul 1991)
  • Rainbow Coalition: specific groups instead of a melting pot. (Jul 1991)
  • My religion obligates me to be political. (Jul 1991)
  • Choose the human race over the nuclear race. (Jul 1984)
  • Rainbow coalition: Don’t leave anybody out. (Jul 1984)
  • America is a patchwork quilt, not all the same texture. (Jul 1984)
Richard Nixon on Principles & Values
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  • Conserve concessions; get something in exchange for each one. (Jul 1997)
Ronald Reagan on Principles & Values
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  • The Teflon President: unburdened & un-blamed. (Dec 2000)
  • Cared more about policies than being “Great Communicator”. (Jul 1991)
  • Re-election: Morning in America; ship of state realigned. (Oct 1984)
  • Survives getting shot; an “excellent physical specimen”. (Mar 1981)
Ross Perot on Principles & Values
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  • Withdrew from 1992 race under mysterious circumstances. (Jul 1996)
  • UWSA: Focus on issues & solutions without special interests. (Aug 1995)
  • Decided to run for President based on popular desire. (Nov 1992)
  • Action, not issues. (Nov 1992)
  • Perot campaign 1992: the people are the owner of the country. (Jul 1992)
Rudy Giuliani on Principles & Values
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  • This is not the right time for me to run for office. (May 2000)
  • Withdraws from NY Senate race to fight his prostate cancer. (May 2000)
  • Rudy discounts Bush’s impact on Senate race. (Mar 2000)
  • Campaign theme: Transformation of NYC. (Dec 1999)
  • Turned around NYC & made it safe again. (Nov 1999)
  • Love and long term attachment needed to represent NY state. (Apr 1999)
Rush Limbaugh on Principles & Values
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  • “New Democrat” really means old liberal social engineer. (Jul 1993)
  • Constitution only works in a moral society. (Jul 1993)
  • Liberalism poisons the soul and destroys character. (Jul 1993)
  • Establishment clause does not preclude school prayer. (Jul 1992)
Steve Forbes on Principles & Values
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  • Withdraws, saying “money well spent”. (Feb 2000)
  • ‘New birth of freedom’ applies to all policies. (Jan 2000)
  • Political freedom exists only when government is limited. (Nov 1999)
  • American dream is to discover & develop our potential. (Nov 1999)
  • Self-governance requires moral fabric. (Nov 1999)
  • “A new birth of freedom” of schooling, investing, & security. (Oct 1999)
  • “Life, liberty, & happiness” are in a particular order. (May 1999)
  • American definition of “freedom”. (May 1999)
  • For 80 years, we focused on war; now focus at home. (Nov 1995)
  • Values and economics are one and the same. (Nov 1995)


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