2008 Democratic primary debate, sponsored by ABC News, Facebook, and ABC affiliate WMUR-NH; Jan. 5, 2008; final debate before New Hampshire primary; at St. Anselm College in Manchester
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from 2008 Democratic primary debate, sponsored by Facebook, Jan. 5, 2008 (number of quotes indicated):
- Barack Obama (15)
- Bill Richardson (7)
- Hillary Clinton (7)
- John Edwards (6)
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Energy & Oil|
Bill Richardson: FactCheck: No, NH gas prices are not highest ever.
Barack Obama: Cap-and-trade is more specific on reducing greenhouse gases.
Bill Richardson: 50 mpg efficiency and 30% renewable electricity.
Bill Richardson: Oppose carbon tax, favor a cap-and-trade system.
Hillary Clinton: Need to move toward energy efficiency and conservation.
Bill Richardson: Ask Musharraf to step aside as Pakistanís ruler.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: No, US costs are not twice as much as others.
Barack Obama: Focus on the affordability of a broad healthcare plan.
Barack Obama: Rebuild a nuclear nonproliferation strategy.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: Promised to repeal Patriot Act, then voted for it.
Barack Obama: Going after Al Qaeda in Pakistan is not Bush-style invasion.
Barack Obama: Rebuild the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Bill Richardson: Seek immediate negotiations with the Soviet Union on nuclear.
Hillary Clinton: Marshal resources against proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Hillary Clinton: There is no safe haven for the terrorists.
John Edwards: Ad-hoc proliferation policy does not work over the long-term.
John Edwards: Serious threats about terrorists acquiring nuclear weapons.
Principles & Values|
Barack Obama: Enlist the American people in the process of self-government.
Hillary Clinton: Already made change and will continue to make change.
John Edwards: Take on the special interests to bring about change.
Barack Obama: Raise the cap on the payroll tax on wealthy individuals.
Barack Obama: Specific tax relief for families making $75,000 or less now.
War & Peace|
Barack Obama: Al Qaida is based in northwest Pakistan; strike if needed.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: No, violence in Iraq is LOWER than 2 years ago.
Barack Obama: Al Qaida is stronger than before thanks to the Bush doctrine.
Barack Obama: The surge reduced violence, but at enormous cost.
Barack Obama: Begin a phased redeployment to send a clear signal.
Bill Richardson: Get bin Laden in Pakistan unilaterally, if Pakistan canít.
Bill Richardson: We have an opportunity to get Musharraf to step aide.
Hillary Clinton: Ok to target Al Qaeda in Pakistan; we did that 10 years ago.
Hillary Clinton: Begin troops withdrawal within 60 days after elected.
Hillary Clinton: Withdraw troops within 60 days after taking office.
John Edwards: Get bin Laden, period, even if in Pakistan.
John Edwards: Pull 40,000 to 50,000 troops out in 1st year as President.
John Edwards: Stop propping the Sunni and Shia up with American lives.
The above quotations are from 2008 Democratic primary debate, sponsored by ABC News, Facebook, and ABC affiliate WMUR-NH; Jan. 5, 2008; final debate before New Hampshire primary; at St. Anselm College in Manchester.
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- Cleveland debate, Feb. 26
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