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Excerpts from Books by and about 2008 candidates
Sen. John McCain (R, AZ)
Why Courage Matters
Sen. Barack Obama(D, IL)
Dreams From My Father
Sen. Joe Biden (D, DE)
Promises to Keep
Gov. Sarah Palin (R, AK)
New Energy for Alaska
Rep. Bob Barr (L)
The Meaning of IS
Rep. Cynthia McKinney (G)
Green Party Debate
Ralph Nader (I)
The Good Fight
Alan Keyes (NAIP)
Our Character, Our Future

Sen. Hillary Clinton
It Takes A Village
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Character Makes A Difference
Amb. Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future
Rep. Ron Paul
Freedom Under Siege
Gov. Mitt Romney

(click a book cover for excerpts and a review or other books by or about the presidency from

Huffington Post Mash-Up: 2007 Democratic on-line debate

   Mike Gravel: Leadership fails because US is run by corporate America.
   Chris Dodd: Allow medical marijuana; and allow decriminalization too.
   Chris Dodd: Decriminalize marijuana but don’t legalize it.
   Barack Obama: We need a sense of urgency about improving education system.
   Bill Richardson: Start earlier with preschool for every child under 4.
   Chris Dodd: Advocate for free community-college education.
   Dennis Kucinich: End No Child Left Behind; end testing as be-all & end-all.
   Hillary Clinton: We have not yet reached consensus on education reform.
   Hillary Clinton: AR Ed Reform taught that there is a place for testing.
   Joe Biden: $3000 tax credit for college for anyone earning under $150K.
   John Edwards: Make community colleges & public universities free.
   John Edwards: Think of education as a birth-to-death experience in America.
   Mike Gravel: GovWatch: Yes, Americans are getting fatter, but not dumber.
   Mike Gravel: Extend school day and extend school year.
   Mike Gravel: Our school stats fail because we’re stuck in triumphalism.
Energy & Oil
   John Edwards: Give up SUVs & other sacrifices, to deal with climate crisis.
Government Reform
   Barack Obama: Ok to take $5 donations from drug company employees.
   Mike Gravel: Americans are getting fatter & dumber; must get empowered!.
Health Care
   Barack Obama: Government healthcare like members of Congress have.
   Bill Richardson: Universal health care, no matter who you are.
   Chris Dodd: Universal health mart: shop for best plan to suit your needs.
   Chris Dodd: Require at age 55 a physical exam to qualify for Medicare.
   Chris Dodd: Make people pay high price for voluntary choice of smoking.
   Dennis Kucinich: Let the US be like every other industrialized democracy.
   Hillary Clinton: A plan is necessary; but consensus is more necessary.
   Hillary Clinton: Include insurance industry in discussions, but rein them in.
   Joe Biden: Start paying for universal coverage with $100B in redundancy.
   Joe Biden: Rethink healthcare by focusing on prevention.
   John Edwards: $90B-$120B per year for healthcare, by ending Bush tax cut.
   John Edwards: If not universal coverage, which people wouldn’t be covered?.
   John Edwards: Let people choose between private plan and single-payer.
   John Edwards: Take on insurance & drug companies, who have blocked reform.
   Mike Gravel: Universal coverage with guaranteed equal care.
   Mike Gravel: Reforms fail because pharma companies control Congress.
   Mike Gravel: Everybody should have the same health care.
Homeland Security
   Dennis Kucinich: Strength through peace.
   Mike Gravel: I ended the draft; I stopped nuclear testing.
   Bill Richardson: We pay for immigrant healthcare; have them pay into system.
   Bill Richardson: Increase H-1B visas to permit more skilled workers.
Principles & Values
   Barack Obama: Reach out to faith community;faith has role in public square.
   Bill Richardson: Would not leave NM governorship to be vice president.
   Barack Obama: JFK inspired with space program; now same with energy R&D.
War & Peace
   Barack Obama: Surge has not succeeded because it ignores political issues.
   Bill Richardson: The surge is not working; Petraeus just being team player.
   Bill Richardson: Iraqi situation is about to implode; withdraw all troops.
   Chris Dodd: Surge has not made us safer, more secure, or less vulnerable.
   Chris Dodd: Terminate funding for Iraq; compare Vietnam & persuade GOP.
   Dennis Kucinich: US army has civilian leadership; it’s not Patraeus’ decision.
   Dennis Kucinich: Congress has the Constitutional power to end the war.
   Dennis Kucinich: Assassination is extrajudicial killing; not even Osama.
   Hillary Clinton: Patraeus report requires willing suspension of disbelief.
   Joe Biden: Patraeus report is wrong strategy; draw down troops now.
   John Edwards: Focus on political progress in Iraq.
   John Edwards: Congress has a mandate to defund war to force Bush out.
   Mike Gravel: Patraeus report is tragic charade; we all knew what he’d say.
   Mike Gravel: Pull American troops out; it can be done in 120 days.
   Mike Gravel: Young men & women will die because of this nation’s mistake.

The above quotations are from Huffington Post Mash-Up: 2007 Democratic on-line debate.

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