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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

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Third Illinois 2004 Senate Debate: Barack Obama vs. Alan Keyes, Oct. 21, 2004

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    from 2004 third IL Senate Debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Alan Keyes (11)
  • Barack Obama (12)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
   Alan Keyes: Pro-choice stance is the slaveholder’s position.
   Barack Obama: Moral accusations from pro-lifers are counterproductive.
Civil Rights
   Alan Keyes: Gay marriage invalid because gay couples cannot reproduce.
   Barack Obama: Gays should not face discrimination but should not marry.
   Alan Keyes: Enforcement should target criminals, not social conditions.
   Alan Keyes: No conflict between pro life and pro death penalty stances.
   Alan Keyes: Sentencing gang members to death sends strong social message.
   Barack Obama: Passed 150 laws to toughen penalties for violent crime.
   Barack Obama: Restrict police entry rules, to protect our civil liberties.
   Barack Obama: Death penalty should be enforced fairly and with caution.
   Barack Obama: Death penalty should not discriminate by gang membership.
   Alan Keyes: Parents, not schools, should be responsible for sex ed.
   Barack Obama: Sex education needed to help children discuss molestation.
Government Reform
   Alan Keyes: Reinstate that state legislatures elect US Senators.
   Barack Obama: Electing US Senators empowers people: keep 17th Amendment.
Gun Control
   Alan Keyes: Gun control mentality means crooks have all the guns.
   Barack Obama: Bush erred in failing to renew assault weapons ban.
Principles & Values
   Alan Keyes: Great principles at stake: marriage & innocent life.
   Barack Obama: Seek common ground, not a moral crusade.
War & Peace
   Alan Keyes: Iraq War reduced probability of attack from Saddam to zero.
   Alan Keyes: Naive to think Saddam has no connections to Al Qaeda.
   Barack Obama: Iraq War has made US less safe from terrorism.
   Barack Obama: Saddam has no connections to Al Qaeda nor to 9/11.

The above quotations are from Third Illinois 2004 Senate Debate: Barack Obama vs. Alan Keyes, Oct. 21, 2004.

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