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2008 presidential race

2009 State of the Union speech
Presidential Debates: Third Obama-McCain Debate - Second Obama-McCain Debate - V.P. debate, Biden vs. Palin - First Obama-McCain Debate
Vice Presidential background materials:

Gov. Sarah Palin: Booklet - Debate - Profile - Wasilla - Governor
Sen. Joe Biden: Bio - Profile - Debates
Convention coverage:
Dems - GOP - McCain - Palin - Obama - Biden - Nader - Barr
McCain-Obama joint appearances:
Aug.16 -Jul.12 -Jun.28 -
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MtP -Ads
2008 Democratic primary debates
Apr.16 -Apr.13 -Feb.26 -Feb.21 -Feb.11 -Jan.31 -Jan.28 -Jan.21 -Jan.15 -Jan.5
2008 Republican primary debates
Feb.7 -Jan.30 -Jan.28 -Jan.24 -Jan.10 -Jan.6 -Jan.5
2008 Green primary debates
Feb.3 -Jan.13
2007 Republican primary debates
Dec.22 -Dec.12 -Dec.9 -Nov.28 -Oct.21 -Oct.9 -Sep.27 -Sep.17 -Sep.5 -Aug.5 -Jun.5 -May 15 -May 3
2007 Democratic primary debates
Dec.22 -Dec.13 -Dec.4 -Dec.1 -Nov.15 -Oct.30 -Sep.26 -Sep.20 -Sep.13 -Sep.9 -Aug.19 -Aug.9 -Aug.7 -Jul.23 -Jun.28 -Jun.3 -Apr.26 -Apr.10

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

CNN "Late Edition" with Wolf Blitzer
Interviews of presidential candidates, throughout 2008

   Bobby Jindal: Iím pro-life.
Budget & Economy
   Ron Paul: Wall Street is dumping its trouble onto Main Street.
   Ron Paul: Mortgage & Financial Institutions Trust: more of the same.
   Barack Obama: A different economic approach vs. McCainís 4 more years.
   Mike Huckabee: Infrastructure projects: start immediately, for stimulus.
   Mike Huckabee: Infrastructure investment causes long-term economic stimulus.
   Mitt Romney: Apply Reaganomics to current recession: cut taxes & grow.
   John Edwards: Allow bankruptcy courts to restructure mortgage loans.
   Mitt Romney: Only someone who worked in private sector can fix economy.
   Rudy Giuliani: Include permanent tax cuts in any economic stimulus package.
   Fred Thompson: Address recession with tax cuts & reducing interest rates.
   Fred Thompson: Stimulus package OK, but watch out for pork.
   Mitt Romney: Avoid housing foreclosures to avoid recession.
   John Edwards: National predatory lending law, including payday lending.
Civil Rights
   Bobby Jindal: Supports constitutional amendment to define marriage.
   John Edwards: Some corporations lobby against people, but not all are bad.
   Mitt Romney: Reduce corporate tax rate--we have 2nd highest in world.
   Mitt Romney: You donít help the wage-earner by attacking the wage-payer.
   Bobby Jindal: Capital punishment for rape as well as murder.
   Mike Huckabee: Carried out death penalty more than any other AR governor.
Energy & Oil
   Bill Richardson: About time we got Saudis to increase production.
   Bill Richardson: Windfall profit tax to shift obscene profits from Exxon.
   Bill Richardson: New oil refineries and nuclear plants ok, if done right.
   Robert Reich: $4 gas hurts, but we need long-term solution.
   Tim Pawlenty: Increase supply; diversify sources; drill ANWR.
   Tim Pawlenty: The more oil supply, the better.
   Hillary Clinton: Get tough with energy speculators and with OPEC cartel.
   Hillary Clinton: Gas tax holiday, paid for by windfall oil tax.
   Mitt Romney: Opposes McCain-Lieberman bill due to $0.50/gal. gas tax.
   Mitt Romney: Need worldwide global warming solutions; not CAFE or US tax.
Families & Children
   Mike Huckabee: Strong government relies on strong families.
Foreign Policy
   Ron Paul: We spend $1 trillion a year overseas; itís needed at home.
   Bill Richardson: Al Qaida gets stronger while Musharraf governs Pakistan.
   Mike Huckabee: Get as many views as possible regarding foreign policy.
Free Trade
   Robert Reich: NAFTA would be better with labor & environment standards.
Government Reform
   Bobby Jindal: Legislator salary increase should be smaller & post-election.
   Mike Huckabee: Fundamental difference with McCain on campaign finance.
   Mitt Romney: Washington thinks ďactionĒ means committee meetings & Bills.
   Mitt Romney: Must know how America works, not just how Washington works.
   Ralph Nader: Public funding of campaigns would fight corporate control.
Health Care
   Ralph Nader: Billing fraud and abuse costs $200B.
   Fred Thompson: I like mandates; mandates work.
Homeland Security
   Mike Huckabee: Use everything at presidentís disposal to keep US safe.
   Ralph Nader: Hold Bush accountable for torture & illegal war.
   Mitt Romney: Best to not say whether waterboarding is torture or not.
   Mitt Romney: Take action & we need not give up on any industryís jobs.
Principles & Values
   Ralph Nader: Two parties have been converging; both flunk for the future.
   Ralph Nader: Hillary is a panderer; Obama is too abstract & general.
   Ralph Nader: Ready for Democratic lawsuits against ballot access.
   Ralph Nader: Bloomberg run would add to debate, but not stop a Nader run.
   Rudy Giuliani: Follow Reaganís advice: my 80% friend is not my 20% enemy.
   Fred Thompson: Worked for law firm that worked in Libya; but not personally.
Social Security
   Tim Pawlenty: No increase in the Social Security tax cap.
   Tim Pawlenty: $97,000 of income is middle class; donít raise withholding.
Tax Reform
   Robert Reich: Bush tax cuts for rich are bad for the economy.
   Tim Pawlenty: Bush tax cuts should have been permanent in the first place.
   Tim Pawlenty: Bush tax cuts should have permanent in the first place.
   Barack Obama: Iím running against failed policy of profligate GOP spending.
   Barack Obama: I will raise CEO taxes, no doubt about it.
   Mike Huckabee: Tax system punishes people for working & productivity.
   Mike Huckabee: Supported Bush tax cuts then; I support them now.
   Rudy Giuliani: Cut taxes strategically: only those that bring more revenues.
   Rudy Giuliani: Cut taxes $3,000 for family of four earning $80,000.
   Mitt Romney: Avoid recession with immediate middle-income tax cuts.
   Mike Huckabee: Every $1B spent on infrastructure creates 47,500 jobs.
War & Peace
   Bill Richardson: Surge failing politically, even if reducing violence.
   Mike Huckabee: Donít second-guess Iraq; pullout would be bigger mistake.
   Mitt Romney: Timetable for troop reduction ok; but not for withdrawal.
   Mike Huckabee: Never questioned the surge; never supported timed withdrawal.
   Mitt Romney: Supported timed withdrawal, but only by Iraqis and in secret.
   Ron Paul: Bush in 2000 had same humble policy that I propose in Iraq.
   Ron Paul: Terrorists do not attack us because weíre free or prosperous.

The above quotations are from CNN "Late Edition" with Wolf Blitzer
Interviews of presidential candidates, throughout 2008.

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