Fred Thompson: Lobbied for Planned Parenthood,but always voted against them.
Budget & Economy|
Ron Paul: Maintain the value of the dollar, unlike Federal Reserve.
Mitt Romney: MA Constitution, by John Adams, has no same-sex marriage.
Ron Paul: Protect all voluntary associations; don’t define marriage.
Rudy Giuliani: No Marriage Amendment needed now, but maybe if DOMA fails.
Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: NYC crime did drop, but others deserve credit too.
Fred Thompson: Voted for No Child Left Behind, but critics were right.
Fred Thompson: Allow states to experiment with vouchers & charter schools.
Rudy Giuliani: Empower parents to decide parochial, charter, or home school.
Rudy Giuliani: NYC public school system dysfunctional & should be blown up.
Families & Children|
Rudy Giuliani: Conservative record:I drove pornography out of Times Square.
Mike Huckabee: Law of the Sea Treaty gives away our sovereignty.
Fred Thompson: Tort reform ok for liability lawsuits; leave rest to states.
Fred Thompson: FactCheck: supported some tort reforms; opposed others.
Rudy Giuliani: Supports tort reform like “loser pays” rule.
Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: Thompson with GOP; not obstacle to tort reform.
Duncan Hunter: Romney’s plan has 1,000 mandates; drives up cost by 35%.
Fred Thompson: Less benefits for high-income Medicare beneficiaries.
John McCain: Give individuals $2500 refundable tax credits for healthcare.
Mike Huckabee: We don’t have a healthcare system; it’s a healthcare maze.
Mitt Romney: Let states create their own private, market-based insurance.
Mitt Romney: Removing most mandates drove down premium cost by half.
Mitt Romney: FactCheck: HillaryCare closer to RomneyCare than “all gov’t”.
Mitt Romney: FactCheck: MA plan works, but Romney not proposing it for US.
Ron Paul: Insurance companies & gov’t make healthcare unaffordable.
Ron Paul: Transfer funds from debt & empire-building to healthcare.
Ron Paul: Socialized medicine won’t work; nor managed care.
Rudy Giuliani: Medicare and Medicaid need a private solution.
Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: No evidence that free market would halve premiums.
Tom Tancredo: Greater individual opportunity for health savings accounts.
John McCain: Consult lawyers on war decisions; no half-cocked war basis.
Mitt Romney: Lawyers are the last people to ask about war decisions.
Mitt Romney: FactCheck: Bush cut military budget as much as Bill Clinton.
Fred Thompson: Voted for law to abolish sanctuary cities.
Rudy Giuliani: Sanctuary city policy helped make NYC most legal city in US.
Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: NYC not “sanctuary” but did welcome illegals.
Tom Tancredo: FactCheck: no plan exists to pay Social Security to illegals.
Principles & Values|
Fred Thompson: Giuliani sides with Hillary on abortion, guns. & immigration.
Fred Thompson: Consistent since reading “Conscience of a Conservative”.
Fred Thompson: Free markets, free people, free enterprise.
John McCain: I didn’t manage for profit, I led for patriotism.
John McCain: Romney is conning people about conservatism of his record.
Mitt Romney: Acting like Hillary won’t keep Hillary out of White House.
Mitt Romney: Proud of his accomplishments in fighting the Liberal Lion.
Duncan Hunter: Address entitlement programs with trade policy.
Fred Thompson: Present mandatory spending cycle is unsustainable.
John McCain: We need personal savings accounts.
Mike Huckabee: Personalization of retirement funds, not privatization.
Mitt Romney: Private accounts work better than extending retirement age.
Mitt Romney: Favors private accounts; prepared to be entirely bold.
Ron Paul: Allow young people to get out of the system.
Rudy Giuliani: Get a consensus behind private accounts.
Rudy Giuliani: Supports adding private accounts for Social Security.
Tom Tancredo: Give people the ability to control their own money.
Fred Thompson: FactCheck: Top 40% do pay 99% of income tax, but not FICA.
War & Peace|
John McCain: I would much rather lose a campaign than lose a war.