Mike Huckabee: Led Arkansas to human life amendment in state constitution.
Mitt Romney: Two-step process: overturn Roe; then change hearts & minds.
Budget & Economy|
Mitt Romney: FactCheck: Closed MA budget gap of $1.2B, not $3B.
Rudy Giuliani: I took over NYC in fiscal crisis;then reduced taxes 23 times.
Ron Paul: Use power of presidency to restore habeas corpus.
Sam Brownback: Ban gay marriage--it’s a vast social experiment.
Families & Children|
Sam Brownback: Rebuilding the family solves problems of education & crime.
Sam Brownback: FactCheck:No 80% illegitimacy in countries with gay marriage.
Ron Paul: Let airlines make rules about passenger guns to fight terror.
Rudy Giuliani: Focus on criminals, not on guns.
Rudy Giuliani: NYC gun control laws made NYC safest big city in US.
Duncan Hunter: We’ve been too liberal with release of Guantanamo terrorists.
John McCain: I’ve spent my life leading on national security issues.
John McCain: Torture supported only by people without military experience.
Mitt Romney: Apologized for comparing public service to military service.
Mitt Romney: Wiretap mosques to keep tabs on Islamic extremists.
Ron Paul: Eliminate FBI & DHS; interpret intelligence intelligently.
Rudy Giuliani: We can’t close Guantanamo; nobody will take the people there.
Tom Tancredo: Politically-correct rules of engagement get troops killed.
Tom Tancredo: Waterboarding--simulated drowning--is not toruture.
Duncan Hunter: Complete fence, despite difficulties, because it’s the law.
Duncan Hunter: FactCheck: Only 9 miles of fence in San Diego after 11 years.
John McCain: 12 million illegals in country now is de facto amnesty.
John McCain: Amnesty is forgiveness; we offer fines; lines; & long waits.
Mike Huckabee: Some anti-immigration advocates are based on racism.
Mike Huckabee: People are angry at government for failing to track illegals.
Mitt Romney: Reduce federal funding to sanctuary cities.
Mitt Romney: Z-visa is not technically amnesty; but is in fact amnesty.
Mitt Romney: FactCheck: NYC never declared itself a “sanctuary city”.
Rudy Giuliani: Declared NYC a sanctuary city, and crime fell.
Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: Feds deported 4,000 illegals in NYC, not 2,000.
Tom Tancredo: It’s not based on racism--it’s about the rule of law.
Principles & Values|
Mike Huckabee: Even if GOP loses elections, we should not lose our honor.
Ron Paul: GOP will continue losing elections with current Iraq policy.
Rudy Giuliani: Presidency requires executive experience.
Rudy Giuliani: Issues in my private life don’t affect my public performance.
John McCain: Won’t sign no-tax pledge; focus on cutting spending.
Mike Huckabee: FairTax eliminates all taxes on productivity & saving.
Mitt Romney: Signed no-tax pledge; Dems pledge to raise taxes.
Rudy Giuliani: Won’t sign no-tax pledge; pledge only to uphold Constitution.
Sam Brownback: Signed no-tax pledge as pledge to the American public.
Sam Brownback: FactCheck: Tax Freedom Day well before May for most people.
War & Peace|
Duncan Hunter: How to leave Iraq: “It’s called victory”.
Duncan Hunter: Take out Iran nukes with precision systems, Osirak-style.
John McCain: Bring troops home the right way: home with honor.
John McCain: Surge is working; let it continue until it succeeds.
John McCain: Sanctions to prevent Iranian nukes; but don’t count on UN.
Mike Huckabee: We bought Iraq because we broke it; responsibility to honor.
Mitt Romney: After surge, move to support phase, based in Kuwait.
Mitt Romney: Deal with Iran nukes with Dems at home & with allies abroad.
Ron Paul: People saying “bloodbath” said “cakewalk”: listen to dissent.
Ron Paul: Take marching orders from Constitution; not from al Qaeda.
Ron Paul: How many more lives lost just to save face?.
Ron Paul: Neocons hijacked our foreign policy to invade Iraq.
Ron Paul: Talk to Iran like we talked to Soviets during Cold War.
Rudy Giuliani: We’ve never won a war while discussing how to retreat.
Rudy Giuliani: Negotiate with Iran, but fully prepared for force.
Sam Brownback: Long-term US presence to defend Kurds & Sunnis.
Sam Brownback: Seek Congressional authority before attacking Iranian nukes.
Tom Tancredo: Promote dissenters in Iran; but take action if needed.
Tom Tancredo: Iraq is a battlefield in war with radical Islam.
Welfare & Poverty|
Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: 640,000 off welfare in NYC below national average.