Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates|
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Crippled America ,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
| American Dreams,|
by Marco Rubio (2015)
| Taking a Stand,|
by Rand Paul (2015)
by Scott Walker (2013)
| A Time for Truth,|
by Ted Cruz (2015)
| One Nation,|
by Ben Carson (2014)
| Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Living History ,|
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
| Between Hope and History ,|
by Bill Clinton (1996)
| In Harm’s Way ,|
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
| Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,|
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates|
| Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
| Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
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Inventing Al Gore, by Bill Turque
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Click here for 31 full quotes from Al Gore in the book Inventing Al Gore.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Two questions: Is abortion acceptable? Who should decide?
Budget & Economy|
Deficit Hawk for balancing 1993 budget, but not ideological.
Tipper & Al pushed for voluntary record lyric labeling.
Smoked pot recreationally, but kept it separate from work.
Energy & Oil|
Pushed for BTU tax on coal & gas, in 1993.
Pushed emissions trading plan at Kyoto greenhouse summit.
Co-sponsored first Superfund bill, on Love Canal.
Families & Children|
Son’s accident taught Gore sensitivity & better parenting.
Debate with Perot was instrumental in passing NAFTA.
Gore as reporter uncovered City Hall zoning scandal.
Supported “PAC participation in the political process”.
“Reinvention” caused some reform, but nothing fundamental.
Fundraising from White House? Maybe. Candor & caution? No.
Buddhist temple fundraiser: overzealous but probably legal.
Supported gun rights in 1970s, because his constituents did.
Could “never vote against” anti-smoking lobby.
Even as student at anti-war Harvard, Gore intended to serve.
Concluded Vietnam was a mistake, but had valid purpose.
Called for replacing MIRVed MX with single-warhead Midgetman.
Against SDI & more carriers; for Grenada & nuclear freeze.
Quicker than Clinton to favor force; but avoided it in Haiti.
Principles & Values|
Al & Tipper as model for “Love Story”?
Born-again Baptist; serves God & obeys God’s will.
Congressional campaign style: hard work & cautiousness.
In Congress, called himself a “raging moderate”.
“One of our greatest Pres.” but “disappointed” by Clinton.
Assisted heavily with invention of Internet in 1989.
Supported V-Chip; pushed TV execs for rating system.
War & Peace|
Supported early action in Bosnia; no “Vietnam syndrome”.
Committed to the survival & security of Israel.
Supported Gulf War; costs of war less than alternative.
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- Al Gore
The above quotations are from Inventing Al Gore, by Bill Turque.
Related books, debates, and candidates:
- Al Gore's main page
- Tipper Gore
- Bill Clinton
Books by Al Gore:
- Earth in the Balance, by Al Gore
- Inventing Al Gore, by Bill Turque
- Common Sense Government, by Al Gore
- Medicare at a Crossroads, Gore's Health Care Plan
- Gore's 191-page Economic Plan
Debates with George W. Bush (presidential race, 2000):
- Presidential debate, Boston Mass.
- Presidential debate, Washington U., St. Louis MO
- Presidential debate, Wake Forest U., Winston-Salem NC
- NACHRI Survey: Iowa Children's Hospital issues
Debates with Bill Bradley (Democratic primary, 1999-2000):
- Primary Debate at Dartmouth University
- Democrat Debate in Des Moines, Iowa
- Democrat Debate at UNH-Durham
- Democrat Debate in the Apollo Theater in Harlem
- Democrat Debate in Johnston Iowa
- Democrat debate in Los Angeles, California
- Democrat Debate in Manchester, NH
- Democrat Debate in Nashua NH