2007 GOP debate at St. Anselm College, Manchester N.H., June 5, 2007, moderated by CNN's Wolf Blitzer
Sam Brownback: I am pro-life and Iím whole life.
Budget & Economy|
Rudy Giuliani: Establish accountability in Washington, like in NYC.
John McCain: Donít ask, donít tell is working; donít tamper with it.
Mike Huckabee: Address gay behavior if problematic, not gay attitudes.
Mitt Romney: Donít ask, donít tell sounds silly, but itís effective.
Ron Paul: Donít ask, donít tell is a decent policy for gays in army.
Rudy Giuliani: Donít change gays-in-military policy in time of war.
John McCain: Teaching creationism should be decided by school districts.
Mike Huckabee: Iím running for president, not writing science curriculum.
Sam Brownback: Evolution debate puts faith & science at odds unnecessarily.
Energy & Oil|
Jim Gilmore: Reinvest Big Oil profit in additional drilling & exploration.
Jim Gilmore: Kyoto Treaty fatally flawed by transferring money to Russia.
Jim Gilmore: Nuclear power for energy independence.
John McCain: Reinvest oil profits in nuclear power.
John McCain: FactCheck: nuclear plants do emit no GHGs, but do have waste.
Mitt Romney: No-regrets policy: biofuel, nuclear power, drill ANWR.
Mitt Romney: Big Oil should reinvest profits in oil refineries.
Ron Paul: Big Oil profits ok; Big Oil subsidies are not.
Rudy Giuliani: Accept global warming & work toward energy independence.
Tom Tancredo: Conservative AND conservationist: use free market.
Mitt Romney: US is not arrogant, but we have resolve.
Ron Paul: Our foreign policy is designed to protect our oil interests.
Ron Paul: Bush mistake: ran on humble foreign policy; now runs empire.
Rudy Giuliani: Bring peace by sharing gift of freedom with Middle East.
Mitt Romney: Never pardoned anyone as governor, but might pardon Libby.
Rudy Giuliani: Pardoning Libby OK because sentence was excessive.
Duncan Hunter: States locking up insurance industry adds to high Rx prices.
Duncan Hunter: Free enterprise invents drugs; Third World canít do that.
Mitt Romney: MA program relies on personal responsibility & the market.
Mitt Romney: FactCheck: Romney plan virtually identical to Obama plan.
Rudy Giuliani: Switch from employer decisions to individual choices.
Rudy Giuliani: $15,000 family tax deduction for your own health insurance.
Tommy Thompson: Transform health care into wellness & prevention system.
Tommy Thompson: Educate public about chronic illnesses, to avoid them.
Ron Paul: Pre-emptive war is not part of the American tradition.
John McCain: No official English; Native Americans use own languages.
John McCain: Immigration reform needed for national security.
John McCain: Hispanics serve our country, like every wave of immigrants.
Mike Huckabee: Allow in professionals as legal immigrants, but seal border.
Mitt Romney: Enforce the law against 12 million illegals here now.
Mitt Romney: Proposed Z visa allows illegal aliens to stay in America.
Mitt Romney: Make English national language; communicate in Spanish too.
Ron Paul: No amnesty, but border fence isnít so important.
Ron Paul: We subsidize illegal immigration, so we get more.
Rudy Giuliani: Need tamper-proof IDs, and database for immigrants.
Rudy Giuliani: Reform bill fails to document who left US and whoís here.
Rudy Giuliani: Shouldnít be debating LEGAL immigration, only ILLEGAL.
Sam Brownback: No new paths to citizenship, but reform bill ok if enforced.
Tom Tancredo: Consequences of immigration bill are survival of the nation.
Tom Tancredo: No campaign ads in Spanish; preserve English.
Tom Tancredo: Enough is enough: timeout on LEGAL immigration.
Tom Tancredo: FactCheck: McCainís bill does not codify federal non-English.
Tommy Thompson: No amnesty; secure the border first.
Principles & Values|
Ron Paul: The champion of the Constitution.
Rudy Giuliani: Apply motto ďLive free or dieĒ to our time.
Duncan Hunter: Move away from the Ted Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party.
John McCain: GOP lost 2006 due to corrupt spending, spending, spending.
Mike Huckabee: Plenty of choices for candidates who donít believe in God.
Mike Huckabee: GOP lost 2006 election because they failed to do their job.
Mike Huckabee: Valuing life is the countryís most pressing moral issue.
Mitt Romney: Mormons believe in God, the Bible, & Jesus Christ as savior.
Ron Paul: Congress should write fewer laws regarding church & state.
Sam Brownback: Ex-presidents should not weigh in on policy.
Tom Tancredo: As president, would tell Bush to never visit White House.
Tom Tancredo: Bushís mistake: ran as conservative; governed as a liberal.
Tommy Thompson: THIS Thompson is the reliable conservative, not the actor.
Tommy Thompson: Send Pres. Bush on lecture tour; but not to U.N.
Tommy Thompson: Bushís & GOPís mistake: we didnít come up with new ideas.
War & Peace|
Duncan Hunter: Read NIE before war vote (then voted for war).
Jim Gilmore: Senators should have read NIE before war vote.
John McCain: Did not read NIE before war vote, but was fully briefed.
John McCain: If new strategy not working by Sept., we still must succeed.
Mitt Romney: Right to invade Iraq, but not what came after.
Ron Paul: Weíre more threatened now by staying in Iraq.
Rudy Giuliani: Iranís danger is handing nukes over to terrorists.
Sam Brownback: Did not read NIE before war vote, but had briefings.
Tommy Thompson: Let Iraqis vote if US should stay; re-deploy if ďnoĒ.
Duncan Hunter: Pre-emptive tactical nukes OK if Iran keeps centrifuges.
Duncan Hunter: Iraq war has been worth it.
Mitt Romney: FactCheck: Saddam didnít refuse UN inspectors prior to war.
Ron Paul: Stop policing Iraqís streets; have Iraqis take over.
Rudy Giuliani: Keep option for tactical nukes to prevent Iranian nukes.
Rudy Giuliani: Take on nation-building in Iraq, to reduce US terrorism risk.
Sam Brownback: Ok to talk with Iran, but no diplomatic relations.
Sam Brownback: Get Iraq to point that we can turn it over to Iraqis.
The above quotations are from 2007 GOP debate at St. Anselm College, Manchester N.H., June 5, 2007, moderated by CNN's Wolf Blitzer.