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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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Speeches at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa FL, Aug. 28-31, 2012


 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Paul Ryan: FactCheck: S&P downgraded U.S. due to Congress, not Obama.
    Condoleezza Rice: A nation losing control of finances loses control of destiny.
    Paul Ryan: Solve $16 trillion debt before math & momentum overwhelm us.
    Rand Paul: Not every military dollar is necessary,nor every entitlement.
    Ted Cruz: Choice is more federal spending, or free markets & liberty.
    Ted Cruz: FactCheck: Yes, gross federal debt now exceeds GDP.
Civil Rights
    Mitt Romney: I picked a woman Lt. Gov., and more women in my Cabinet.
    Susana Martinez: Being first Hispanic female governor paves path for others.
Corporations
    Mitt Romney: In America, we celebrate success; we don't attack it.
    Republican Party: FactCheck: Obama didn't say "you didn't build that".
    Paul Ryan: Stimulus was political patronage & corporate welfare.
    Rand Paul: Punishing the rich means the poor lose their jobs.
    Rand Paul: Obama's "You didn't build that" insults American workers.
    Mitt Romney: Successful risk-taking lets others launch new dreams.
    Nikki Haley: My parents built business into a multimillion dollar company.
Education
    Mitt Romney: Every parent should have a choice of schools.
    Condoleezza Rice: Parental choice in schools is civil rights issue of our day.
    Jeb Bush: Let's give every parent in America a choice about schools.
    Jeb Bush: School choice is about unions versus kids.
    Chris Christie: Take on the teachers unions for real tenure reform.
    Chris Christie: Dems believe in teacher's unions; we believe in teachers.
    Mitt Romney: Abigail Adams scholarships: H.S. Top 25% get college tuition.
Energy & Oil
    Condoleezza Rice: Develop oil & gas resources, for energy independence.
Families & Children
    Marco Rubio: Better life means your kids accomplish what you never could.
    Susana Martinez: Prosecuted cases of child abuse and child homicide.
    Mitt Romney: No "storybook marriage"; just family & faith.
    Rick Santorum: Marriage disappears where government dependency is highest.
    Rick Santorum: Severely disabled daughter is still life worth living.
Foreign Policy
    Mitt Romney: A free world is a more peaceful world.
    Condoleezza Rice: American exceptionalism is based on an idea of opportunity.
    Paul Ryan: Speak with clarity instead of managing American decline.
Free Trade
    Condoleezza Rice: China has signed 15 agreements in time Obama signed only 3.
Government Reform
    Marco Rubio: Choose more freedom instead of more government.
    Paul Ryan: End the supervision and sanctimony of the central planners.
    Scott Walker: Recall election rejected big government interests & spending.
Gun Control
    Susana Martinez: At age 18, carried gun as security guard for dad's company.
Health Care
    Paul Ryan: ObamaCare's mandates & fines have no place in a free country.
    Paul Ryan: Protect Medicare as an obligation to grandparents.
    Rand Paul: ObamaCare is still unconstitutional, despite Supreme Court.
Homeland Security
    Mitt Romney: Military so strong that no nation ever dare test it.
    Chris Christie: Second American Century: strong military & sure values.
Immigration
    Condoleezza Rice: We need immigrants but also need immigration laws.
    Brian Sandoval: Greatest duty as judge: oath of citizenship to new Americans.
    Rick Santorum: My grandfather immigrated for American Dream, not benefits.
Jobs
    Mitt Romney: To Obama, jobs are about government; to me, about business.
    Mitt Romney: 5-step plan to create 12 million new jobs.
    Paul Ryan: 12M new jobs by capping federal spending at 20% of GDP.
    Deb Fischer: Nebraska's low 4% unemployment due to limited government.
    Nikki Haley: Non-union Boeing jobs in SC did not cost one union job in WA.
Principles & Values
    Marco Rubio: Obama's "Change" is that "Hope" has been hard to find.
    Mitt Romney: I was born in middle of the century in middle of the country.
    Mitt Romney: Kids cared more about what sports I played than my church.
    Mitt Romney: Obama promised to heal planet; I promise to help your family.
    Mitt Romney: Americans deserved "hope and change" but didn't get it.
    Condoleezza Rice: We overcame the birth defect of slavery; we can overcome now.
    Paul Ryan: Lives now on same block in Janesville where he grew up.
    Susana Martinez: Raised as Democrat; ran for District Attorney as Republican.
    Brian Sandoval: Child of working class Hispanic Americans.
    Chris Christie: More important for leaders to be respected than to be loved.
    Mitt Romney: Met wife Ann at high school dance; now 5 sons & 18 grandkids.
    Ted Cruz: Great Awakening: response to mess from career politicians.
Tax Reform
    Susana Martinez: Paid off NM deficit, with Democrats, without raising taxes.
    Chris Christie: FactCheck: NJ taxes raised 115 times? Only if fees count too.
War & Peace
    Condoleezza Rice: We should support free people, including Syria.
Welfare & Poverty
    Condoleezza Rice: Turn toward entitlement tears apart the fabric of who we.
    Rick Santorum: FactCheck: Obama waived workfare? No, he leaves it to states.
    Ted Cruz: Government checks create dependency.


The above quotations are from Speeches at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa FL, Aug. 28-31, 2012.


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