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

Book Reviews

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Speeches to Conservative Political Action 2008 Conference

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    from Speech at 2008 CPAC conference (number of quotes indicated):
  • Dick Cheney (2) Former Republican Vice President
  • George W. Bush (2) Republican
  • John McCain (6) Republican
  • Mike Huckabee (8) Arkansas Former GOP Governor (1996-2006); Pres. candidate (2008)
  • Mike Pence (4) Indiana Republican Governor
  • Mitt Romney (6) Massachusetts Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008)
  • Newt Gingrich (3) Republican
  • Ron Paul (20) Republican (Libertarian 1988)
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Mike Pence: Commit to unalienable right to life, including the unborn.
    John McCain: Pro-life and an advocate for the Rights of Man everywhere.
    Mike Huckabee: Will lead fight for constitutional ban on abortion.
    Ron Paul: Define life at conception in law, as scientific statement.
    Ron Paul: Protecting the life of the unborn is protecting liberty.
Budget & Economy
    Ron Paul: Thereís payback for guns and butter.
    Ron Paul: Great nations and empires end for financial reasons.
    Ron Paul: Live within our means and start paying down the deficit now.
    Ron Paul: All bets are off if a cataclysmic dollar devaluation occurs.
    Ron Paul: We owe foreigners $2.7 trillion and more printing wonít do.
    Ron Paul: Stimulus package means more printing & devaluing the dollar.
Civil Rights
    Mike Pence: Future of conservatism demands traditional marriage.
    Ron Paul: National ID card is part of fear-based government.
Families & Children
    Mitt Romney: Child development enhanced by having a mother & father.
Foreign Policy
    George W. Bush: Historyís verdict takes time to reveal itself.
    Mike Huckabee: Impeach judges who yield on our sovereignty.
    Mitt Romney: Unless US changes course, weíll no longer be superpower.
    Ron Paul: Canít spread our goodness through the barrel of a gun.
Government Reform
    Newt Gingrich: GOP wins election and then loses the government.
    Newt Gingrich: GOP wins election and then loses the government.
    Mike Pence: Campaign Finance Reform is censorship.
    Ron Paul: Constitution defines much smaller government.
    Ron Paul: Received the most campaign contributions from the military.
Homeland Security
    Dick Cheney: 6 years after 9/11, the war on terror is still real.
    Mitt Romney: Raise military spending to 4% of our GDP.
    Ron Paul: Military is not in good shape; we have a de facto draft.
    Ron Paul: Weíre broke and we just canít continue to police the world.
    John McCain: Other aspects only after consensus that borders are secure.
Principles & Values
    George W. Bush: It is a privilege to see Americaís greatness up close.
    John McCain: Iím a mainstream conservative; judge my record as a whole.
    John McCain: My most basic conservative principle: liberty comes from God.
    John McCain: This 2008 election is about hugely consequential things.
    Mike Huckabee: Without moral absolutes, we are lost and confused.
    Mike Huckabee: Childhood heroes in AR: Jesus, Elvis, and FDR.
    Mike Huckabee: Americanís greatness is because weíre rooted in our faith.
    Mike Huckabee: Not exiting; I didnít major in math; I majored in miracles.
    Mitt Romney: Withdrawing from race to help McCain beat Democrats.
    Ron Paul: We lost because weíre neither compassionate nor conservative.
    Ron Paul: Liberty promotes peace, and peace promotes prosperity.
    Ron Paul: Tyranny and inflation are ancient, Bill of Rights isnít.
Tax Reform
    Newt Gingrich: Voted against Reagan tax increases & Bush tax increases.
    Ron Paul: Repeal 16th Amendment and get rid of the income tax.
    Mike Pence: Reject the censorship of the Fairness Doctrine.
    Mike Huckabee: Post every federal expenditure on Internet without 24 hours.
War & Peace
    Dick Cheney: Our new strategy in Iraq has succeeded by careful planning.
    John McCain: Costs will be far greater should we fail in Iraq.
    Mike Huckabee: Islamofascism must disappear from the face of the earth.
    Mitt Romney: To Jihadists, democracy is blasphemous since people make law.
    Ron Paul: Voted for going after Al Qaeda, not invading Iraq.
    Ron Paul: Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11; Al Qaeda was not in Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    Mitt Romney: Opportunity is in our DNA; dependency is death to initiative.

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