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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 primary debate on Univision, in Spanish, at the University of Miami, Dec. 9, 2007


Budget & Economy
   Fred Thompson: We’re spending next generation’s money with no restraint.
   Ron Paul: Restore GOP by returning to less gov’t & fiscal conservatism.
   Ron Paul: Weak economy is source of resentment against immigrants.
Civil Rights
   Mike Huckabee: It’s arrogant for GOP to ignore Hispanics or any group.
   Mike Huckabee: Racial profiling based on speaking with accent is unAmerican.
   Ron Paul: Against ID for immigrants; it leads to national ID card.
Education
   Duncan Hunter: Replace old credentialing with inspiration.
   Fred Thompson: Use bully pulpit to support vouchers & homeschooling.
   John McCain: Charters, homeschooling, & vouchers are key to success.
   Mike Huckabee: Focus on what’s good for students, not good for school.
   Mike Huckabee: Weapons of Mass Instruction: more science AND more arts.
   Mitt Romney: Identify failing schools; push choice & English immersion.
   Mitt Romney: Principles: choice; parental involvement; merit scholarships.
   Rudy Giuliani: All parents want more control & choice over kids’ schooling.
   Rudy Giuliani: Revolutionize public education by allowing for choice.
   Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: No, Hispanic K-12 test scores are rising.
Foreign Policy
   Fred Thompson: Castro is a uniquely brutal tyrant; keep the embargo.
   John McCain: Maintain Cuban embargo; indict Castro.
   Mike Huckabee: Hugo Chavez was not elected as dictator; no friend of US.
   Mitt Romney: Free Cuba and eliminate threat of people like Hugo Chavez.
   Ron Paul: Stop interfering with Latin America; talk & trade instead.
   Rudy Giuliani: Stand against Chavez’s & Castro’s form of dictatorship.
Health Care
   Fred Thompson: Make insurance portable so employment untied from health.
   Fred Thompson: Lower cost by more efficient markets, not bigger government.
   John McCain: Preserve quality of health care by individual responsibility.
   Mike Huckabee: 1/3 self-insured; 1/3 don’t want it; 1/3 can’t afford it.
   Mike Huckabee: Crisis from waiting until people are catastrophically ill.
   Mike Huckabee: FactCheck: 2/3 of uninsured can’t afford insurace, not 1/3.
   Mitt Romney: Personal responsibility instead of employer mandates.
   Mitt Romney: FactCheck: MA employers have no mandates, but “requirements”.
   Mitt Romney: FactCheck: No, MA healthcare plan is not paid for, yet.
   Rudy Giuliani: Health Savings Account up to $6,000 per family.
Homeland Security
   Ron Paul: We have a de-facto draft; we can achieve more in peace.
Immigration
   Duncan Hunter: Hispanic community does not agree with having open borders.
   Fred Thompson: Special status for illegals disrespects legal immigrants.
   Fred Thompson: Focus on chain migration, not anchor babies.
   John McCain: Do everything I can to help all immigrants learn English.
   Mike Huckabee: Make legal immigration quick, or outsource it if we can’t.
   Mitt Romney: Welcome the people who have been standing in line first.
   Mitt Romney: Employers have no means of knowing who’s legal & who’s not.
   Mitt Romney: Avoid chain migration; disallow families from one citizen.
   Ron Paul: Those who attack bilingualism are jealous & feel inferior.
   Rudy Giuliani: End illegal immigration or we risk legal immigration.
   Tom Tancredo: Boycotted Univision debate because broadcast was in Spanish.
War & Peace
   Duncan Hunter: Son serves in Marines, in Iraq & Afghanistan.
   Mike Huckabee: Stay in Iraq because we’re winning; we lose if we walk away.
   Mitt Romney: Staying in Iraq protects lives of American citizens.
   Ron Paul: Different view on war because I adhere to the Constitution.


The above quotations are from Republican primary debate on Univision, in Spanish, at the University of Miami, Dec. 9, 2007.

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