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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)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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Chris Wallace presidential candidate interview series, "Choosing the President", on Fox News Sunday, throughout 2007

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Fred Thompson: Life begins at conception; abortion takes a life.
    Fred Thompson: Reverse Roe & return abortion to states, to allow SOME bans.
    Fred Thompson: Let states decide abortion with restrictions as they see fit.
    Mike Huckabee: No states rights for moral issues like abortion.
    Mitt Romney: Following in Reaganís footsteps in converting to pro-life.
    Rudy Giuliani: Forever against abortion; but respect othersí choice.
    Rudy Giuliani: Appoint constructionist judges, but no litmus test.
    Rudy Giuliani: Would personally advise women against abortion.
    Rudy Giuliani: 1997:Supported partial birth; opposed parental notificiation.
    Rudy Giuliani: Would not oppose strong pro-life plank of GOP platform.
    Fred Thompson: Judges should not make new social policy for the country.
Budget & Economy
    Mitt Romney: Disagrees with reported negative study of MA economy.
    Rudy Giuliani: Taught NYC how to use principles of fiscal conservatism.
Civil Rights
    Fred Thompson: Be tolerant of gays, but no special categories or rights.
    Fred Thompson: No gay marriage; leave civil unions to the states.
Energy & Oil
    Chris Dodd: Carbon tax of $50B/year to make alternatives competitive.
    Chris Dodd: Gas tax its consumers too directly; tax carbon instead.
Foreign Policy
    Mike Huckabee: Protect US sovereignty, but earn respect abroad.
    Bill Richardson: Make $10B in aid to Pakistan conditional on democracy.
    Bill Richardson: No conditions on aid to Pakistan, but push for democracy.
Government Reform
    Rudy Giuliani: Line item veto is unconstitutional; beat Clintonís in 1990s.
    John McCain: 527s are clearly illegal; reform intended for small donors.
    Fred Thompson: Reasonable limitations on soft money.
    Fred Thompson: Scooter Libby trial was a miscarriage of justice.
Gun Control
    Fred Thompson: NYC doesnít have same values as America on gun control.
    Mike Huckabee: Second Amendment is about freedom, not about hunting.
    Rudy Giuliani: 2nd Amendment gives people the individual right to bear arms.
    Rudy Giuliani: Supported nationwide licensing & assault weapons ban.
    Rudy Giuliani: Things you do in NY about guns may be different than TX.
    Fred Thompson: Having handguns in your home is a Constitutional right.
Health Care
    Mike Huckabee: Called for isolating AIDS carriers in 1992, not quarantine.
Homeland Security
    John McCain: Hiding torture is wrong, and harms US credibility abroad.
    Mike Huckabee: Torture is unproductive, and should not be US policy.
    Mike Huckabee: Kick rear ends if documents destroyed to protect rear ends.
    Mike Huckabee: Opposes waterboarding; close Guantanamo as a bad symbol.
    Mitt Romney: Global military & non-military effort to defeat jihad.
    Mitt Romney: Donít weaken Musharraf; we need ally against Bin Laden.
    Rudy Giuliani: Interrogation & surveillance: do legally but aggressively.
    Rudy Giuliani: There were other command centers besides the one at WTC.
    John McCain: Close Guantanamo Bay prison; announce no-torture policy.
    John McCain: Torture has never worked throughout history.
    Mike Huckabee: Pathway to citizenship must start at back of line, out of US.
    Mike Huckabee: Send illegals home so all in US can hold their heads high.
    Bill Richardson: Driverís license for illegals helps public safety.
    Rudy Giuliani: Let illegalsí kids go to school, or theyíll be on streets.
    John McCain: Comprehensive reform must include border security first.
    Fred Thompson: Canít round up 12M illegals, so focus on preventing next 12M.
Principles & Values
    Fred Thompson: Not consumed by politics; running for future of kids & US.
    Mike Huckabee: Judge Romney, & any candidate, by record, not by faith.
    Mike Huckabee: Iím a conservative, but Iím not mean about it.
    Bill Richardson: Giuliani left Iraq Study Group; uninterested in war deaths.
    Bill Richardson: Predicts a win in New Hampshire primary.
    Mike Huckabee: N.H. strategy: stick with convictions & straight answers.
    Mike Huckabee: Not thinking about Vice Presidency despite heavy speculation.
    Mitt Romney: 1983: Carried dog in kennel on car roof, against MA law.
    Mitt Romney: Misspoke that sonsí campaign service comparable to military.
    Chris Dodd: Americans arenít divided; our political establishment is.
    John McCain: Reform govít, fight Islamic extremism; & restore integrity.
    John McCain: I am here to serve, but not necessarily as president.
    John McCain: Looks to Reagan, Teddy Roosevelt, & Eisenhower as models.
    John McCain: Loyalty is important, but performance should come first.
    John McCain: If I lose capacity for anger, I lose capacity to serve.
Social Security
    Fred Thompson: Revamp Social Security to pay $2.5T for new tax plan.
    Fred Thompson: Allow 2% into a private personal account, with 2% match.
    John McCain: Save benefits by bipartisan agreement; but without new tax.
Tax Reform
    Fred Thompson: Two options: file as you do now, or flatter two-rate plan.
    Fred Thompson: Index the AMT for now; repeal it eventually.
    Mike Huckabee: FairTax is 23%; Bushís study missed prebate & other aspects.
    Mike Huckabee: Gut this incredibly complex and arcane tax code.
    Mike Huckabee: Attacked as tax-and-spend by several anti-tax groups.
    John McCain: Bush tax cuts fiscally reckless & favored rich;but keep them.
    Bill Richardson: Doesnít believe in UFOs, but wants more info on Roswell.
War & Peace
    John McCain: Keep military option open against Iran, even if no nukes.
    John McCain: No direct talk with Iran; talk is over-rated.
    Mitt Romney: Slow progress vs. frightening consequences of withdrawal.
    Rudy Giuliani: Failure should never be the option; self-fulfilling prophecy.
    Chris Dodd: Iraq civil war is Shia vs. Sunni, not US versus Al Qaida.
    Chris Dodd: Al Qaida wants us bogged down in Iraq; go after bin Laden.
    Fred Thompson: If Saddam were still around today, things would be worse.

The above quotations are from Chris Wallace presidential candidate interview series, "Choosing the President", on Fox News Sunday, throughout 2007.

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