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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

2007 Republican primary debate, in preparation for the Iowa Straw Poll, August 5, 2007

   John McCain: Abortion issue shows what kind of country we are.
   Mitt Romney: Iowa attack phone ads are not true; I am pro-life.
   Mitt Romney: Tired of holier-than-thou attitude about becoming pro-life.
   Mitt Romney: Defining mistake: supported abortion law despite opposing it.
   Rudy Giuliani: Ultimate decision by woman, her conscience & her doctor.
   Sam Brownback: Iowa phone ad: Romney is not pro-life.
   Tommy Thompson: Pro-choice GOP nominee problem for GOP platform.
Civil Rights
   Mitt Romney: No longer calls Giuliani pro-choice & pro-gay & anti-gun.
   Rudy Giuliani: Supports domestic partnerships, but not same-sex marriage.
Families & Children
   Sam Brownback: Highest priority is rebuilding the family.
Foreign Policy
   John McCain: Naive to exclude nukes; naive to exclude attacking Pakistan.
   Mike Huckabee: Not the job of the US to export our form of government.
   Mitt Romney: To win the war on jihad, we need friends in Muslim world.
   Mitt Romney: Encourage others to welcome democracy, without military.
   Mitt Romney: Move Muslim world toward modernity so they reject extreme.
   Ron Paul: Right to spread our values, but wrong to spread by force.
   Rudy Giuliani: Democracy is a long-term goal, after building bedrock.
   Sam Brownback: Be realistic about pushing democracy, or we get radicals.
   Tommy Thompson: We continue losing until recognizing we’re fighting a jihad.
Government Reform
   Duncan Hunter: Don’t share the role of commander in chief with V.P.
   John McCain: There’s only one president; V.P. sticks to official duties.
   Ron Paul: End government secrecy; restore openness of information.
   Ron Paul: With neocon philosophy, Cheney is more powerful than Bush.
   Rudy Giuliani: Qualification for VP is readiness for presidency, in wartime.
   Tommy Thompson: Cheney is honorable individual; doesn’t have too much power.
Health Care
   Duncan Hunter: Allow Americans to buy health insurance across state lines.
   Duncan Hunter: SCHIP bill is the first extension of socialized medicine.
   Mike Huckabee: Give Americans Congress’ healthcare, or give Congress ours.
   Mitt Romney: Insure 45 million uninsured with a free-market based system.
   Rudy Giuliani: $15,000 tax deduction for health savings accounts.
   Sam Brownback: Market-based solution over socialized government-pay system.
   Tom Tancredo: Womb-to-tomb health care is not federal responsibility.
   Tom Tancredo: FactCheck: Illegals use less medical care than citizens.
   Tommy Thompson: Convert illness & disease system to wellness & prevention.
   Tommy Thompson: End breast cancer by the year 2015 for all women in America.
Homeland Security
   John McCain: Radical Islamic extremism is a hydra-headed challenge.
   Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: Dems don’t say “Islamic” but do say “terrorism”.
   Mitt Romney: FactCheck: Yes,US added 50M jobs since ‘78; but EU added 36M.
Principles & Values
   Duncan Hunter: Restore economic patriotism: America is arsenal of democracy.
   Mike Huckabee: Defining mistake: neglecting his health for decades.
   Mike Huckabee: Never forget that ordinary citizens are the President’s boss.
   Mitt Romney: Bush & Cheney have made mistakes, but have kept us safe.
   Mitt Romney: Strong families, a strong economy and a strong military.
   Rudy Giuliani: I have executive experience; I can restore hope to America.
   Sam Brownback: Bush has over-relied on Cheney’s experience.
   Tom Tancredo: Defining mistake: waiting 30 years to accept Jesus as savior.
   Tom Tancredo: We can no longer afford political correctness.
   Tommy Thompson: Bring into administration Dems, Republicans, & independents.
Tax Reform
   John McCain: Make tax reform commission & vote yes-or-no on outcome.
   John McCain: FactCheck: Families spend $20B on tax prep, not $140B.
   Mike Huckabee: Tax system penalizes productivity; needs complete overhaul.
   Mitt Romney: Commission studied FairTax and found serious flaws.
   Rudy Giuliani: Reducing taxes is a way to raise MORE money.
   Rudy Giuliani: Eliminate the death tax immediately.
   Rudy Giuliani: Too complex to get to FairTax; focus on reducing taxes.
   Sam Brownback: Supports optional flat tax in income tax; not FairTax.
   Tom Tancredo: Co-sponsored FairTax because income tax manipulates behavior.
   John McCain: Veto pork barrel; focus transportation spending on repairs.
   Mike Huckabee: Spend on our infrastructure instead of other countries’.
   Mike Huckabee: Cars’ navigation systems are better than air traffic control.
   Mitt Romney: Invest in infrastructure from growing economy by lower taxes.
   Rudy Giuliani: Lower taxes AND fix infrastructure.
War & Peace
   Duncan Hunter: Marines are doing a good job; don’t rush for the exit.
   Duncan Hunter: Work with Pakistan against Taliban and Al Qaida.
   John McCain: Support the surge even if benchmarks are not met.
   Mike Huckabee: We made Saudis rich; pressure them to help win with honor.
   Mitt Romney: It’s time for people of America to show a surge of support.
   Mitt Romney: Keep option to attack Al Qaeda in Pakistan, but don’t say it.
   Ron Paul: Iraq war is illegal; undeclared wars never end & we lose.
   Ron Paul: Neocons promoted Iraq war for years; not about Al Qaida.
   Rudy Giuliani: Winning in Iraq is one battle in overall terrorist war.
   Rudy Giuliani: Keep option open to attack Al Qaeda in Pakistan unilaterally.
   Sam Brownback: We need a political surge to match the military surge.
   Tom Tancredo: We are in a war with radical Islam; Iraq is one battle.
   Tom Tancredo: Stop restricting army with rules of engagement.
   Tom Tancredo: If Islamic terrorists threaten nukes, we nuke Mecca & Medina.
   Tommy Thompson: Iraqi parliament incapable of partitioning Iraq.

The above quotations are from 2007 Republican primary debate, in preparation for the Iowa Straw Poll, August 5, 2007 .

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