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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)

Democratic primary debate on Univision, in Spanish, in Miami Florida, Sept. 9 2007


Education
   Barack Obama: Nationwide program to reconstruct crumbling school buildings.
   Bill Richardson: Pay off college loans in exchange for national service.
   Dennis Kucinich: Free education from pre-kindergarten to college.
Foreign Policy
   Barack Obama: Invest in our relationship with Mexico.
   Bill Richardson: Alliance with Latin America on microlending & human needs.
   Chris Dodd: We spend $500B in Iraq; add some to $1.6B in Latin America.
   Chris Dodd: Expand the Peace Corps.
   Chris Dodd: Weve neglected Latin America; need to re-engage.
   Chris Dodd: Cuba embargo hasnt worked for 50 years; unravel the embargo.
   Hillary Clinton: Cuba deserves peaceful transition to freedom & democracy.
   John Edwards: Our Latin America policy is either disengaged or bullying.
   Mike Gravel: Recognize Cuba; open up to Chavez in Venezuela.
Free Trade
   Dennis Kucinich: NAFTA accelerated immigration from Mexico, in search of jobs.
   Dennis Kucinich: FactCheck: NAFTA coincided with (not caused) peso collapse.
   Mike Gravel: CAFTA & NAFTA cause unemployment in Mexico & Central America.
Health Care
   Barack Obama: Morally wrong that terminally ill must consider money.
   Barack Obama: FactCheck: Correct that insurance lobbying cost $1B.
   Bill Richardson: New healthcare system in one year, with no new bureaucracies.
   Chris Dodd: Include undocumented workers in healthcare plan.
   Dennis Kucinich: Fake debate if we talk about maintaining present system.
   Dennis Kucinich: FactCheck:Insurance industry profit is under $97B, not $600B.
   Hillary Clinton: No parent should be told no for healthcare for their kids.
   John Edwards: Comprehensive coverage costs $90B to $120B a year.
   John Edwards: FactCheck: Plan costs $106B-$146B per year, not $90B-$120B.
   Mike Gravel: Applies lessons from his healthcare-related bankruptcy.
Homeland Security
   Mike Gravel: Terrorism is not a war; treat it as a criminal act.
Immigration
   Barack Obama: Immigration system is broken for legal immigrants.
   Barack Obama: Reform must include more border security, and border wall.
   Bill Richardson: Border wall is horrendous example of misguided policy.
   Bill Richardson: Federal raids are ineffective; we dehumanize immigrants.
   Chris Dodd: Teach more Spanish, but not as a second national language.
   Chris Dodd: Mexico is a neighbor and ally, but supported border wall.
   Dennis Kucinich: Promote Spanish as a second national language.
   Dennis Kucinich: Build relationships between nations, not walls.
   Hillary Clinton: More border patrolling on both Mexican AND Canadian borders.
   Hillary Clinton: Immigration reform needs family unification as one goal.
   Hillary Clinton: Anti-immigrant bill would have criminalized Jesus Christ.
   John Edwards: More technology at the border, but address underlying causes.
   John Edwards: Undocumented workers deserve same rights as American workers.
   Mike Gravel: Immigration issue is national scapegoating.
   Mike Gravel: Embarrassed at building a wall on southern border.
   Mike Gravel: Suspend immigrant raids that separate families.
   Mike Gravel: Im first-generation American; were all immigrants.
War & Peace
   Chris Dodd: Having troops in Iraq makes US less safe.
   Dennis Kucinich: Iraq plan: Reconstruction, rehabilitation, & reconciliation.
Welfare & Poverty
   Barack Obama: Stop Fraud Act: full disclosure in subprime lending.
   Hillary Clinton: Time-out for mortgage companies on march toward foreclosure.


The above quotations are from Democratic primary debate on Univision, in Spanish, in Miami Florida, Sept. 9 2007.

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