The Carter-Ford Presidential Debates, Sept.-Oct. 1976
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from Carter-Ford Presidential Debates (number of quotes indicated):
- Gerald Ford (14)
- Jimmy Carter (18)
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Excerpts from the 1976 presidential debates between President Gerald Ford and Governor Jimmy Carter:
- September 23, 1976: at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA.
- October 6, 1976: at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco, CA.
- October 22, 1976: on the campus of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.
Other historical debate series:
- Kennedy vs. Nixon, 1960
- Reagan vs. Carter, 1980
- Clinton vs. Bush, 1992
Historical transcripts from the American Presidency Project
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Gerald Ford: Favors constitutional amendment to outlaw abortion.
Jimmy Carter: Minimize abortions, but no constitutional amendment.
Budget & Economy|
Gerald Ford: Tax cuts are the best way to stimulate the economy.
Jimmy Carter: Balance budget by shifting taxes and employing people.
Jimmy Carter: Balance budget by 1981 by zero-based assessments.
Jimmy Carter: Civil rights act was greatest thing ever for the South.
Jimmy Carter: GOP tax policy is welfare for the rich.
Gerald Ford: OpEd: School segregation has increased in the Northeast.
Gerald Ford: Favors constitutional amendment for voluntary school prayer.
Gerald Ford: Increase federal spending on education, but not by $30B.
Energy & Oil|
Gerald Ford: Strip mining & high emissions OK if labor & management agree.
Jimmy Carter: Energy policy needed to avoid kowtowing to oil countries.
Gerald Ford: Need more oil and gas production in comprehensive program.
Jimmy Carter: Develop a varied energy portfolio, including solar.
Gerald Ford: OpEd: consistently reduced pollution enforcement.
Jimmy Carter: Treat Arab oil embargo like declaring economic war.
Jimmy Carter: US needs to regain respect in UN and with our allies.
Jimmy Carter: Supports complete moratorium on nuclear weapon testing.
Gerald Ford: Cutting defense negatively impacts economy and jobs.
Gerald Ford: Gun registration does not reduce crime; focus on misuse.
Gerald Ford: Give draft evaders opportunity to earn their records back.
Jimmy Carter: Would pardon draft evaders outright to heal nation.
Jimmy Carter: Voluntary price restraints to put our people back to work.
Principles & Values|
Gerald Ford: North Vietnam must account for US MIAs or bar from UN.
Jimmy Carter: Put the people and US allies back into foreign policy debate.
Jimmy Carter: Return to values of Constitution and be open with the people.
Jimmy Carter: Constitution & Bill of Rights should guide foreign policy.
Jimmy Carter: Return to values to regain role as world's moral beacon.
Jimmy Carter: The greatness of America can be restored.
Gerald Ford: Cutting federal spending justifies tax cuts.
War & Peace|
Jimmy Carter: No US war in Yugoslavia even if Soviet Union sent in troops.
Welfare & Poverty|
Gerald Ford: Urban policy: $6B in revenue sharing for cities & states.
The above quotations are from The Carter-Ford Presidential Debates, Sept.-Oct. 1976.
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