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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

(click a book cover for excerpts and a review or other books by or about the presidency from

Speeches at Democratic National Convention, Aug. 26th-Aug. 28th, 2008

Budget & Economy
   Tom Udall: GOP economics means record gas prices & record deficit.
Civil Rights
   Barack Obama: Keep the promise of equal pay for an equal day’s work.
   Barack Obama: Invest in early childhood education and higher education.
Energy & Oil
   Barack Obama: Drilling is a stop-gap measure, not a long-term solution.
   Al Gore: We have the energy solution to solve the climate crisis.
   Al Gore: McCain has abandoned his support of pollution caps.
Families & Children
   Barack Obama: Help families with paid sick days and better family leave.
Foreign Policy
   Joe Biden: The US is less secure and more isolated in recent history.
   Joe Biden: Even Bush recognizes we should talk to Iran.
Government Reform
   Barack Obama: Eliminate government programs that no longer work.
Health Care
   Barack Obama: Ban insurance companies from discriminating against the sick.
   Ted Kennedy: Quality health care is a fundamental right, not a privilege.
   Mark Warner: Bring high-tech, well-paying jobs to small towns.
Principles & Values
   Barack Obama: We’re more decent & compassionate than last 8 years.
   Barack Obama: Ordinary people found the courage to keep the promise alive.
   Barack Obama: The Ownership Society really means “you’re on your own”.
   Barack Obama: Measure progress by observing how ordinary people are doing.
   Barack Obama: Our government must keep the promise of America.
   Barack Obama: Fulfilling America’s promise means individual participation.
   Barack Obama: To John McCain: We all put our country first.
   Barack Obama: The Republicans make a big election about small things.
   Barack Obama: The American promise is our greatest inheritance.
   Barack Obama: The destiny of all Americans is inextricably linked.
   Hillary Clinton: Confidence and optimism enable us to meet our challenges.
   Hillary Clinton: McCain and Bush are awfully hard to tell apart these days.
   Hillary Clinton: Have faith in God, in our country, and in each other.
   Joe Biden: Failure is at times inevitable but giving up is unforgivable.
   Joe Biden: Everyone is your equal, and everyone is equal to you.
   Joe Biden: We need a wise leader like Obama, not just a good soldier.
   Joe Biden: We should embrace change just like the previous generations.
   Bill Clinton: Rebuild the American dream and restore American leadership.
   Mark Warner: It’s “the future v. the past” not “liberal v. conservative”.
   Ted Kennedy: Work begins anew; hope rises again; and the dream lives on.
   Jeff Merkley: Change direction and put America back on track.
Tax Reform
   Barack Obama: Tax cut for 95% of all working families, not corporations.
War & Peace
   Barack Obama: McCain says he’d follow Laden to hell; but not to his cave?.
   Barack Obama: You don’t defeat a terrorist network by occupying Iraq.
   Barack Obama: I will only send our troops into harm’s way when necessary.
   Joe Biden: Al-Qaeda & the Taliban have regrouped due to Bush’s neglect.
Welfare & Poverty
   Bill Clinton: American workers are working harder for less.

The above quotations are from Speeches at Democratic National Convention, Aug. 26th-Aug. 28th, 2008.

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