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

Book Reviews

(from Amazon.com)

(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)

    Presidential candidate interview series, throughout 2008:
  • "Choosing the President", on Fox news Sunday, with Chris Wallace
  • "Your World", with Neil Cavuto
  • "Hannity & Colmes", with Sean Hannity



 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Barack Obama: Ok for state to restrict late-term partial birth abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Sarah Palin: Workforce fundamentals are strong; economy needs oversight.
    Sarah Palin: Taxpayers cannot be looked to as Wall Street bailout.
    John McCain: These are tough times; we need changes; so keep taxes low.
    John McCain: Bailing out Bear Stearns necessary to protect economy.
    John McCain: Key is to not to bail out homeowners who speculated.
    Hillary Clinton: Government action to tackle recession, not tax cuts.
    Mike Huckabee: I steered AR from $200M deficit to an $850M surplus.
    Mike Huckabee: Recessions “trickle-up”--working class hit first & hardest.
    Mitt Romney: Couple short-term stimulus with long-term growth boost.
    Rudy Giuliani: US less competitive if we overtax, over-regulate & overspend.
    Rudy Giuliani: Tax cut right now would provide stimulus and avoid recession.
Civil Rights
    Sarah Palin: Hillary put 18 million cracks in glass ceiling.
    Sarah Palin: Would like support from women’s groups, but won’t woo them.
    John McCain: Voted against MLK holiday in 1983; now calls that a mistake.
Corporations
    Sarah Palin: Wall Street violated public trust & caused mortgage crisis.
    Mike Huckabee: 80% of all jobs in this country come from small business.
Education
    Sarah Palin: Never tried to ban books in the Wasilla Library.
    Sarah Palin: Science teacher as dad; believes in teaching evolution.
    Barack Obama: Merit pay ok if based on career instead of a single test.
Energy & Oil
    Sarah Palin: FactCheck: No, Obama has always supported clean coal.
    Sarah Palin: First and foremost, we must become energy independent.
    Sarah Palin: McCain wants healthy deliberation on disagreements like ANWR.
    Sarah Palin: Energy is inherently linked to security and prosperity.
    John McCain: Job creation program with alternate energy & nuclear power.
    Sarah Palin: Unlock ANWR; we’re ready, willing and able to contribute.
    Barack Obama: GOP right on cap-&-trade: guidelines instead of bureaucracy.
    Mitt Romney: $20 billion package for energy research & new car technology.
Families & Children
    Sarah Palin: V.P. role would include helping special-needs children.
Foreign Policy
    Sarah Palin: Cold War with Russia is off the table.
    Sarah Palin: Rising democracies look to America as a leader.
    Hillary Clinton: Bill made deal with Kazakhs to bring in HIV drugs.
Government Reform
    Sarah Palin: Regulate for people & against cronyism & lobbyists.
    Sarah Palin: Only independent mavericks can reform Washington.
    Sarah Palin: Small town mayors are on front lines of accountability.
    Sarah Palin: Never been part of an Alaska secessionist party.
    Sarah Palin: Replaced “Bridge to Nowhere” with improved ferry system.
    Sarah Palin: McCain: She’s a soul-mate who implemented ethics reform.
    Sarah Palin: Killed “bridge to nowhere” project as unneeded.
    John McCain: No litmus test for Supreme Court nominees on McCain-Feingold.
    Mitt Romney: Washington is broken due to insider lobbyists & politicians.
    Mitt Romney: McCain-Feingold hurt our party and hurt the First Amendment.
Homeland Security
    Sarah Palin: Any country that houses Islamic terrorists is a danger to US.
    John McCain: Bush administration’s waterboarding was torture.
    John McCain: Disagrees with Bush often; but credits no attacks since 9/11.
    Rudy Giuliani: AdWatch: “Ready” with executive experience in crises.
Immigration
    Sarah Palin: Never supported Pat Buchanan for president.
    Rudy Giuliani: Let illegals self-select to sign up & work on the tax rolls.
Jobs
    John McCain: Voted against minimum wage 19 times, when in pork bills.
    Mitt Romney: Built long-term pipeline for MA jobs; so job growth is slow.
    Mike Huckabee: No class warfare: talk to both rich & poor.
Principles & Values
    Sarah Palin: Proud of being a Washington outsider.
    Sarah Palin: Good-old-boy networks are created by both parties.
    Sarah Palin: Americans are just getting sick & tired of politics as usual.
    Sarah Palin: I’m one of those bitter people clinging to guns & religion.
    Sarah Palin: When I hear our National Anthem, I get a lump in my throat.
    Sarah Palin: Troopergate: brother-in-law tasered child, but still trooper.
    Sarah Palin: Came of age in the era of Reagan; thinks about him daily.
    John McCain: Reform, prosperity, and peace.
    Bob Barr: Seeks Ron Paul’s supporters based on libertarian message.
    Bob Barr: On ballot in 48 states; working on last two.
    Bob Barr: Libertarian nominee hopes to be on ballot in all 50 states.
    Bob Barr: McCain is big-government; I am small-government.
    Barack Obama: Rev. Wright and flag pins are distractions from real issues.
    Hillary Clinton: America needs election debate about country’s direction.
    Hillary Clinton: Bill would be her adviser, and represent US around the world.
    John McCain: Disagrees with his mom; he can unite the party.
    John McCain: Anticipates spirited debate on differences with Democrats.
    Mike Huckabee: Only candidate who’s faced Clinton political machine before.
    Mitt Romney: Changing views: I’ve learned from experience & made mistakes.
Social Security
    Barack Obama: Raise cap on payroll tax for 3% of earners over $102,000.
    Mitt Romney: No FICA for workers over age 65, so they can stay working.
Tax Reform
    Sarah Palin: No Alaska sales tax; and $3,200 payments annually.
    Sarah Palin: Everybody benefits when government takes less.
    Bob Barr: Lower taxes by dramatically cutting back size of government.
    Barack Obama: Under Bill Clinton, rich people didn’t feel oppressed.
    John McCain: Veto any tax increase; worst thing now is to raise taxes.
    John McCain: 2001: tax package with spending restraint, against Bush cuts.
    Rudy Giuliani: Simplify taxes: plan to file your taxes on one page.
    Rudy Giuliani: One-page fast form: 24% to 36% reduction in income tax paid.
War & Peace
    Sarah Palin: Retreat is defeat in Iraq.
    Sarah Palin: McCain: She has right judgment on Iran and the surge.
    Sarah Palin: Visited Alaska National Guard troops in Kuwait.
    Barack Obama: President sets Iraq mission; Generals then implement tactics.
    John McCain: Quoting “100 years in Iraq” is out-of-context.
    John McCain: Despite deserters & Basra loss, Iraqi military doing better.
    Hillary Clinton: Calling for troop withdrawal pressures Iraqi government.
    Hillary Clinton: Some tactical success in Iraq, but no strategic success yet.
    John McCain: Not a matter of how long in Iraq, but a matter of casualties.
    Mike Huckabee: Saddam might have had WMD and got them to Syria before 2003.
Welfare & Poverty
    Mitt Romney: Creating jobs helps poorest workers; not cash handouts.


The above quotations are from
    Presidential candidate interview series, throughout 2008:
  • "Choosing the President", on Fox news Sunday, with Chris Wallace
  • "Your World", with Neil Cavuto
  • "Hannity & Colmes", with Sean Hannity
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