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Excerpts from Books by and about 2008 candidates
Sen. John McCain (R, AZ)
Why Courage Matters
Sen. Barack Obama(D, IL)
Dreams From My Father
Sen. Joe Biden (D, DE)
Promises to Keep
Gov. Sarah Palin (R, AK)
New Energy for Alaska
Rep. Bob Barr (L)
The Meaning of IS
Rep. Cynthia McKinney (G)
Green Party Debate
Ralph Nader (I)
The Good Fight
Alan Keyes (NAIP)
Our Character, Our Future

Sen. Hillary Clinton
It Takes A Village
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Character Makes A Difference
Amb. Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future
Rep. Ron Paul
Freedom Under Siege
Gov. Mitt Romney

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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.
Foreign Policy
   Bill Richardson: Ask Musharraf to step aside as Pakistanís ruler.
Health Care
   Barack Obama: FactCheck: No, US costs are not twice as much as others.
   Barack Obama: Focus on the affordability of a broad healthcare plan.
Homeland Security
   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.
Social Security
   Barack Obama: Raise the cap on the payroll tax on wealthy individuals.
Tax Reform
   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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