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Mitt Romney: The Man, His Values and His Vision, by Lisa Ray Turner and Kimberly Field
Real Change, by Speaker Newt Gingrich
The Revolution: A Manifesto, by Ron Paul, published April 2008
Tim Pawlenty: The Sam's Club Republican, by J. A. McClure
The Audacity of Hope,
by Sen. Barack Obama (D, IL)
Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics, by Joe Biden
The America We Deserve, by Donald Trump
Do the Right Thing, by Mike Huckabee
Leadership, autobiography by Rudolph Giuliani
America by Heart, by Sarah Palin
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First Bush-Kerry debate, Sept. 30, 2004 in Miami, Florida
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from First Bush-Kerry debate (number of quotes indicated):
- George W. Bush (38)
- John Kerry (38)
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
George W. Bush: Take preemptive action in order to make America secure.
George W. Bush: We ought to be working with the African Union.
George W. Bush: Free nations will help us achieve the peace we all want.
George W. Bush: Hope we never have to take preemptive military action.
George W. Bush: I just know how this world works.
George W. Bush: Continue working with Putin in the future.
John Kerry: Take notice of political oppression in Russia.
John Kerry: Preemptive strike must pass a global test.
George W. Bush: No “global test”: protect Americans even if unpopular abroad
George W. Bush: The six-party talks will unwind when we have bilateral talks.
George W. Bush: Six-party talks are better than taking on North Korea alone.
George W. Bush: Must have China's leverage on Kim Jong Il.
John Kerry: Bush is sending mixed messages to South Korea.
John Kerry: China is involved with North Korea no matter what.
John Kerry: Will never take my eye off the real dangerous threats.
John Kerry: Want both bilateral and multinational talks with North Korea.
John Kerry: North Korea's got nuclear weapons due to Bush's ambivalence.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: Bush initially opposed dept. of homeland security.
George W. Bush: Saddam Hussein now sits in a prison cell and we are safer.
George W. Bush: Stay on the offensive and spread liberty to defeat terrorism.
George W. Bush: We have to be right 100 percent of the time to fight terror.
George W. Bush: We have tripled the amount of money on homeland security.
George W. Bush: You cannot change positions in the War on Terror.
George W. Bush: Win the war on terror by spreading freedom.
John Kerry: Bush chose tax cuts for the wealthy over homeland security.
John Kerry: Isolate the radical Muslims, not have them isolate the US.
John Kerry: Need to be smarter about how we wage a war on terror efforts.
John Kerry: Bush is backdoor drafting our National Guards.
John Kerry: Double the number of special forces.
Weapons of Mass Destruction|
George W. Bush: Decreased funding for dealing with nuclear proliferation.
George W. Bush: Make sure we keep weapons out of the hands of Al Qaida.
George W. Bush: Missile defense protects America.
John Kerry: Protect loose nuclear materials from the terrorists.
John Kerry: Bush has cut funding to stop nuclear proliferation.
John Kerry: Build the strongest network to prevent nuclear proliferation.
John Kerry: Homeland security should come before tax cut for the wealthy.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: Iraq reconstruction money is not flowing.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: "100,000 trained" are mostly 3-week police course.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: Kerry never claimed he'd withdraw in 6 months.
John Kerry: FactCheck: Bush has spent $120B in Iraq, not $200B.
George W. Bush: Kerry voted to give me the authority to invade Iraq.
George W. Bush: You can't lead the country if you criticize the Iraqi war.
George W. Bush: Start bringing troops home when Iraq is stable and free.
George W. Bush: A free Iraq is essential for the security of America.
George W. Bush: Commander in chief shouldn't give mixed messages to troops.
George W. Bush: Allocated $7 billion over months for reconstruction efforts.
George W. Bush: Kerry agreed that Saddam Hussein was a grave threat.
John Kerry: Bush Sr said our troops would be occupiers in a hostile land.
John Kerry: Voted against a $87 billion supplemental that hurts veterans.
John Kerry: The issue of Saddam Hussein was what to do about it.
John Kerry: Make sure the outcome of war honors soldiers' nobility.
John Kerry: 90 percent of our Army is in Iraq instead of fighting terror.
John Kerry: Iraq is diverting our attention from the real war on terror.
John Kerry: "Last resort" means something to someone who's seen combat.
John Kerry: Iraq wasn't the center of the war on terror before invasion.
John Kerry: It's getting worse by the day in Iraq.
John Kerry: Bush promised not to make war inevitable but did just that.
John Kerry: Bush misled the American people.
John Kerry: The oil ministry is guarded but not the nuclear facilities.
John Kerry: Saddam Hussein didn't attack us, Osama bin Laden did.
George W. Bush: Can't change the dynamics in Iraq by criticizing the leader.
George W. Bush: The UK and Poland are our allies that must not be denigrated.
George W. Bush: Went to the UN hoping the world would listen to our demands.
George W. Bush: Saddam Hussein was systematically deceiving the inspectors.
John Kerry: The US has no long-term designs on staying in Iraq.
John Kerry: It's wrong to make America bear 90% of war casualties.
John Kerry: It was a coalition of three countries when we went in Iraq.
George W. Bush: There are summits being held-world won't follow "wrong war".
John Kerry: Preferred strong alliances when Bush decided to go to war.
John Kerry: Halliburton should not be a factor that pushes allies away.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: new al Qaeda recruits reduce 75% capture figure.
John Kerry: Bush outsourced to Afghan warlords to kill Osama bin Laden.
John Kerry: FactCheck: US didn't have bin Laden surrounded at Tora Bora.
George W. Bush: The front on the war on terror is more than just one place.
George W. Bush: I know bin Laden attacked; but Saddam had WMD-capabilities.
George W. Bush: Busted the A.Q. Khan network and convinced Libya to disarm.
John Kerry: Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden is, is forgotten.
The above quotations are from First Bush-Kerry debate, Sept. 30, 2004 in Miami, Florida.
Biographies of past presidents:
- President George W. Bush
- Decision Points, by George W. Bush
- A Charge to Keep, by George W. Bush
- President Bill Clinton
- Back to Work, by Pres. Bill Clinton
- The Agenda, by Bob Woodward
- President George H. W. Bush
- All the Best, My Life in Letters, by George Bush Sr.
- The Family, (the Bushes) by Kitty Kelley
- William & Mary Environmental Law Review, by Cameron Lynch
- President Ronald Reagan
- Dutch, a Memoir of Ronald Reagan, by Edmund Morris
- Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation, by Pres. Ronald Reagan
- President Jimmy Carter
- An Hour Before Daylight, by Jimmy Carter
- Jimmy Who?: biography of Jimmy Carter
- President Gerald Ford
- Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate,by Bob Woodward
- A Time to Heal: The Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford
- President Richard Nixon
- Seize the Moment, by Richard Nixon
- The Watergate Transcripts, by The Washington Post
- President Lyndon Johnson
- The Passage of Power, by Robert Caro
- Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, by Michael Beschloss
- President John F. Kennedy
- Profiles In Courage, by John F. Kennedy
- A Nation of Immigrants, by John F. Kennedy
- Kennedy & Nixon, by Chris Matthews
- 1000 Days, by Arthur Schlesinger
- President Dwight Eisenhower
- Waging Peace, by Dwight Eisenhower
- Ike and Dick, by Jeffrey Frank
- President Harry Truman
- Plain Speaking, by Merle Miller
- Wit & Wisdom of Harry Truman, by Ralph Keyes