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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
Leadership
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Character Makes A Difference
Amb. Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future
Rep. Ron Paul
Freedom Under Siege
Gov. Mitt Romney
Turnaround

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

Republican Presidential debate in Dearborn, Michigan, hosted by the Wall Street Journal, and moderated by MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Oct. 9, 2007


Budget & Economy
   Fred Thompson: Mandatory future spending lockdown is unsustainable.
   Fred Thompson: No reason to believe weíre headed for recession.
   Fred Thompson: Weak dollar damages us internationally.
   Fred Thompson: FactCheck: Correct that US has enjoyed 22 quarters of growth.
   Mitt Romney: Giuliani increased spending by 2.8%; I held increase to 2.2%.
   Ron Paul: Currency inflation counterfeits prosperity & destroys poor.
   Rudy Giuliani: Fundamentals: low taxes; few regulations; control spending.
   Rudy Giuliani: Romney increased spending by 8%; I cut spending by 7%.
   Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: Hillary never called free market ďdestructiveĒ.
   Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: 11% tax-burden decrease is correct but misleading.
Civil Rights
   Mitt Romney: Equality for Muslims; but follow hate-preachers into mosques.
Corporations
   Fred Thompson: Do better than worldís second-highest corporate tax penalty.
   Fred Thompson: Donít intervene with automakers unless drastic circumstances.
   Fred Thompson: FactCheck: Yes, US corporate taxes are 2nd highest in world.
   Mitt Romney: Donít apply Sec. 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley to smaller companies.
   Rudy Giuliani: Business goes abroad when we overregulate and overtax.
Energy & Oil
   Fred Thompson: Get ethanol market up, then let free market take over.
   John McCain: Climate change is real; nuclear power is solution.
   John McCain: Public pressure on oil industry to invest in alternatives.
   Mike Huckabee: Ethanol & biofuels are part of future energy.
   Mitt Romney: Develop energy technology like nuclear or liquefied coal.
   Rudy Giuliani: Donít draw the line anywhere--advance all technologies.
   Sam Brownback: Energy security: drill every place you can find resources.
   Tom Tancredo: Drill off the coasts of Florida and California.
Foreign Policy
   Fred Thompson: Relationship with Canada important for economy & security.
Free Trade
   Duncan Hunter: Reflect tariffs back at competitors.
   Fred Thompson: Focus on protecting infrastructure for national security.
   John McCain: Every time US went protectionist, we paid heavy price.
   John McCain: Supports ethanol, but by exporting, not by subsidies.
   Mike Huckabee: We need fair trade because weíre losing jobs.
   Mitt Romney: Open up markets to American goods and services.
   Mitt Romney: Businesspeople should negotiate trade, not politicians.
   Rudy Giuliani: Good deals pending with Peru, Colombia, Panama, South Korea.
   Rudy Giuliani: Balance foreign debt by selling more things overseas.
   Tom Tancredo: Enforce trade & currency rules against China.
   Tom Tancredo: CAFTA should be about trade; get rid of immigration parts.
Government Reform
   Mitt Romney: Line-item veto can & should pass constitutional muster.
   Mitt Romney: FactCheck: 844 line item vetoes; but over 700 overridden.
   Rudy Giuliani: Frivolous lawsuits eat up 2.2% of GDP.
   Rudy Giuliani: Supports line-item veto, but Clintonís was unconstitutional.
   Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: Frivolous lawsuits donít eat 2.2% of GDP.
Health Care
   John McCain: Control health costs so manufacturers stay competitive.
   Mike Huckabee: Individually-controlled insurance, not government SCHIP.
   Mitt Romney: Same tax treatment if people buy insurance without employers.
   Mitt Romney: Get everybody insured with state-based market dynamics.
Homeland Security
   Fred Thompson: We face a global war declared on us by Islamic fascism.
   Fred Thompson: Spend more than current 4% of budget on military.
   John McCain: After 9/11, ask Americans to join military or AmeriCorps.
   John McCain: Let loose smart, tough spies to catch Bin Laden.
Jobs
   Duncan Hunter: Unions built the middle class.
   Fred Thompson: In a dynamic economy, some jobs lost and some gained.
   Fred Thompson: Donít use union dues for political purposes.
   John McCain: Unions are monopolies; donít compel people to join.
   Mike Huckabee: Unions more prominent to fight high CEO salaries.
   Mitt Romney: I believe in domestic supports for our agriculture industry.
   Mitt Romney: Good unions train members; bad unions hurt their company.
   Ron Paul: Right to organize; but no special benefits for unions.
   Rudy Giuliani: Vibrant unions good; but compelling membership bad.
   Sam Brownback: Unions do good, but need effective oversight.
   Tom Tancredo: Union conflict is creative, but shouldnít influence policy.
Principles & Values
   Ron Paul: Only support GOP nominee if they end war & reduce spending.
   Tom Tancredo: Wonít vote GOP if nominee is lesser of two evils.
Social Security
   Fred Thompson: Benefits ok in short-term, but weíre eating our seed corn.
   Fred Thompson: Index benefits to inflation instead of indexing to wages.
   Fred Thompson: FactCheck: Yes, inflation-index pushes imbalance years away.
   Hillary Clinton: $1000 matching tax credit for first $1000 in 401(k) deposit.
   Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: Hillary never proposed giving $1000 to everybody.
   Tom Tancredo: Private Social Security accounts needed to end deficit.
Tax Reform
   Duncan Hunter: Sponsored FairTax proposal.
   Fred Thompson: Phase out the AMT; lower taxes grow the economy.
   John McCain: Tax system is fair; wealthy pay bulk of taxes.
   Mike Huckabee: FairTax untaxes productivity & things which we export.
   Tom Tancredo: Takes the oath: no tax increase.
Technology
   John McCain: Donít police Internet crime; go after money to reduce crime.
   Mike Huckabee: Air tech is Jetsons but air traffic control is Flintstones.
   Rudy Giuliani: Police the Internet, but donít tax the Internet.
   Sam Brownback: Cut the Advanced Technology Program; itís corporate welfare.
War & Peace
   Duncan Hunter: No Congressional authorization needed to attack Iranís nukes.
   Fred Thompson: Stabilizing Iraq, and not leaving, is the right policy.
   Fred Thompson: Iraq certainly had WMDs in the past & would have nukes now.
   Fred Thompson: Ask Congress, even if not required, to attack Iranís nukes.
   Fred Thompson: FactCheck: Said Saddam had WMDs, but not at 2003 invasion.
   John McCain: Congressional consultation before attacking Iranís nukes.
   Mike Huckabee: Attack Iranís nukes even if Congress says no.
   Mitt Romney: Let lawyers decide if authorization needed to attack Iran.
   Ron Paul: Mercantilist oil dependency was reason for war.
   Ron Paul: Congressional authorization needed to attack Iranís nukes.
   Rudy Giuliani: Desirable but unneeded to ask Congress to attack Iran nukes.
   Sam Brownback: Iraq war is about terrorism, not oil.
Welfare & Poverty
   Hillary Clinton: Considered idea of $5000 at birth to pay for future college.
   Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck:Hillary never proposed giving $5000 to every child.


The above quotations are from Republican Presidential debate in Dearborn, Michigan, hosted by the Wall Street Journal, and moderated by MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Oct. 9, 2007.

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