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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

(click a book cover for excerpts and a review or other books by or about the presidency from

2008 Republican primary debate, sponsored by ABC News, Facebook, and ABC affiliate WMUR; Jan. 5, 2008; at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire

Budget & Economy
   Ron Paul: Oil prices rise in part because of the weak dollar.
   Ron Paul: We can’t afford a trillion-dollar war in Iraq.
Civil Rights
   Ron Paul: Tamper-proof I.D. for immigrants is a bad idea.
Energy & Oil
   Mitt Romney: Can’t become energy independent in a decade, but be on track.
   Rudy Giuliani: Got to expand nuclear and do clean coal.
Foreign Policy
   Ron Paul: No nation-building; no world policeman; no pre-emptive war.
   Rudy Giuliani: The Patriot Act, Afghanistan and Iraq wars: all very good.
Health Care
   Mitt Romney: FactCheck: Untrue that 47M uninsured want to “not play”.
   Fred Thompson: A good number of the people choose not to be insured.
   Fred Thompson: We’ve got the best health care in the world.
   John McCain: We should be able to reimport drugs from Canada.
   John McCain: Include a health savings account in healthcare reform.
   John McCain: The problem with health care in America is inflation.
   Mike Huckabee: We don’t have a health-care system but a disease-care system.
   Mitt Romney: Pharmaceutical companies create products to make us better.
   Mitt Romney: MA state health insurance plan lowered costs.
   Mitt Romney: Mandates on health insurance work in Massachusetts.
   Rudy Giuliani: Include a health savings account in healthcare reform.
   Rudy Giuliani: We have the best health care system in the world.
Homeland Security
   Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: Claimed Clinton cut army by 25%; actually was 16%.
   Fred Thompson: Pre-emptive war has got to be an option.
   Fred Thompson: Oppose windfall profits tax on oil companies.
   John McCain: I support the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive war.
   Mike Huckabee: Islamic terror is about worldwide caliphate, not US attacks.
   Mitt Romney: Jihadists attack to destroy all moderate governments.
   Mitt Romney: We need at least 100,000 more troops in our military.
   Mitt Romney: Islamic terror has nothing to do with US policy of bases.
   Ron Paul: Jihadists attack because we have bases in their countries.
   Ron Paul: We’d be as furious as Muslims are, if our land was occupied.
   Ron Paul: Grouping terrorists together damages relations with Muslims.
   Rudy Giuliani: Islamic terror is existential threat, not based on US policy.
   Rudy Giuliani: Terrorists attacked us before 9/11, and after 9/11.
   John McCain: FactCheck: Yes, he has used the word “amnesty” in the past.
   Mitt Romney: FactCheck: Yes, his ads DID accuse McCain of “amnesty”.
   John McCain: I’ve never supported amnesty.
   John McCain: We have to secure the borders first.
   Mike Huckabee: Deport the illegal immigrants who don’t do it the right way.
   Mike Huckabee: Seal the borders in a responsible way.
   Mitt Romney: The 12 million illegal immigrants can’t stay forever.
   Mitt Romney: Unfair to allow all illegal immigrants to stay.
   Ron Paul: End all incentives and amnesty for illegal immigrants.
   Rudy Giuliani: New York City was not a sanctuary city; we gave name to feds.
   Rudy Giuliani: We should erect a fence along the border.
   Rudy Giuliani: If you pay a fine, it’s not amnesty.
Tax Reform
   Mike Huckabee: We ought to un-tax innovation, un-tax income.
War & Peace
   John McCain: FactCheck: Yes, criticized Rumsfeld, but not before invasion.
   Mike Huckabee: FactCheck: Correct that Romney did support timed withdrawal.
   Fred Thompson: We’re on the way to prevailing in Iraq for a safer US.
   Mike Huckabee: We should go to war with the army that we need.
   Mitt Romney: You attack US and we respond; but use nonmilitary too.
   Mitt Romney: Supported the surge; never supported a timed withdrawal.

The above quotations are from 2008 Republican primary debate, sponsored by ABC News, Facebook, and ABC affiliate WMUR; Jan. 5, 2008; at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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