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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

Book Reviews

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Jimmy Who?
An Examination of Presidential Candidate Jimmy Carter

by Leslie Wheeler

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Click here for 17 full quotes from Jimmy Carter in the book Jimmy Who?, by Leslie Wheeler.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

BOOK REVIEW by OnTheIssues.org:

This book was written during the 1976 presidential campaign, but independent of the campaign. It was written to fill in the gaps because so few people knew much about Jimmy Carter, then the governor of a relatively small state. The title comes from a typical poll response; the author reports that in most polls, Carter scored only 1% name recognition, with many of the other respondents asking, "Jimmy who?"

This book outlines Carter's personal background, personal beliefs, and policy stances. If such a book were written about every major candidate in every election, our voting and our citizenship would be greatly improved.

-- Jesse Gordon, OnTheIssues editor-in-chief, July 2012

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Discourage abortion by providing family planning.
Civil Rights
    A dozen blacks in high positions on his campaign staff.
    Supports the Equal Rights Amendment.
    Conservative on abortion and death penalty.
    Retain death penalty for a few specific crimes.
    As governor, implemented drug abuse programs.
    Supports decriminalization of marijuana.
    Feds should pay higher percentage of public education.
Government Reform
    Pushed government-in-sunshine open-meetings laws.
Gun Control
    Register handguns; ban cheap guns; add waiting period.
Health Care
    Nationwide comprehensive mandatory health insurance.
Homeland Security
    Punish CIA operatives involved in illegal activities.
    Defense is most wasteful agency in federal government.
Principles & Values
    Oct. 1975: Choice of 1% of voters; others said, "Jimmy Who?".
    Nothing wrong with ethnic purity in neighborhoods.
Social Security
    Levy Social Security tax on wider range of incomes.
Tax Reform
    Shift the tax burden away from low- and middle-income groups.

The above quotations are from Jimmy Who?
An Examination of Presidential Candidate Jimmy Carter

by Leslie Wheeler .

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