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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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First Bush-Gore debate

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    from Presidential debate, Boston Mass. (number of quotes indicated):
  • Al Gore (25)
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    Al Gore: Ban partial-birth abortions, except for maternal health.
    Al Gore: No litmus test; but appointees would uphold Roe v. Wade.
    George W. Bush: Ban partial-birth abortions, and reduce abortions overall.
    George W. Bush: No litmus test; just strict constructionist interpretation.
    George W. Bush: Accepts FDA approval of RU-486 but concerned about overuse.
    George W. Bush: Find common ground where good people disagree.
Budget & Economy
    George W. Bush: Claim of Gore’s 20,000 new bureaucrats is unlikely.
    George W. Bush: Claim of 1/4 for important projects is overestimate.
    Al Gore: Surest way to bust economy is Bush’s tax cuts.
    Al Gore: After 8 years of prosperity, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.”.
    Al Gore: Prosperity results from current policy plus entrepreneurship.
    George W. Bush: Prosperity results from entrepreneurship & ingenuity.
    George W. Bush: Surest way to bust economy is Gore’s enlarged government.
    Al Gore: Investment in public education; with testing & local control.
    Al Gore: Vouchers cause public schools to have 9:30 lunch & no desks.
    George W. Bush: Federal role is funding & accountability; local innovation.
Energy & Oil
    Al Gore: Drilling ANWR too high a price for a few months of oil.
    Al Gore: Tax incentives for development of renewable energy.
    George W. Bush: Replenish energy supplies with new domestic coal & pipelines.
    George W. Bush: Better to drill ANWR than import oil from Saddam Hussein.
Foreign Policy
    George W. Bush: Vital interests: US or allies threatened; we can win & exit.
Government Reform
    Al Gore: Supreme Court should interpret Constitution.
    Al Gore: McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform will be first bill.
    Al Gore: Decreased fed workforce by 300,000; won’t increase by 20,000.
    Al Gore: Use historic surplus to balance budget and help middle class.
    George W. Bush: Gore plan will lead to massive government and bureaucracy.
    George W. Bush: Strict constructionists on Supreme Court; not activists.
    George W. Bush: Ban soft money, but no public financing of elections.
Health Care
    Al Gore: Claims of Bush’s choices & benefits are underestimated.
    George W. Bush: Claims of immediate help are only true for poorer families.
    Al Gore: Medicare Rx plan: you choose, Medicare pays.
    Al Gore: Put Medicare in lockbox so seniors can afford prescriptions.
    George W. Bush: Gore’s plan is “Mediscare”; hasn’t helped for 8 years.
    George W. Bush: Medicare Rx plan: immediate help, then senior choice.
Homeland Security
    Al Gore: US military is best in history of the world.
    George W. Bush: Be world’s peacemaker instead of world’s policeman.
    George W. Bush: Rebuild military so it can fulfill mission to prevent war.
Principles & Values
    Al Gore: Judge me on my experience and platform.
    George W. Bush: Leads by building consensus, not by following polls.
    George W. Bush: End irresponsibility like ‘No controlling legal authority’.
Social Security
    Al Gore: Bush’s “Social Security Minus” diverts $1 from every $6.
    George W. Bush: Young workers want to invest some Social Security money.
    George W. Bush: Gore’s plan requires taxes: “Social Security Plus Huge Debt”.
Tax Reform
    Al Gore: Claim that every family is eligible for tax cut is unlikely.
    Al Gore: Claim that Bush benefits “top 1%” only true with estate tax.
    Al Gore: Cut taxes for 99% of middle class, not the wealthiest 1%.
    George W. Bush: Clinton/Gore couldn’t deliver on 1992 tax cuts.
    George W. Bush: All Americans deserve tax relief; no more “fuzzy numbers”.
War & Peace
    Al Gore: Russians won’t ask Milosevic to step down.
    Al Gore: Will decide about Milosevic based on 24 years of experience.
    Al Gore: US must support Serbia in kicking out Milosevic.
    George W. Bush: Let Russians convince Milosevic to step down.

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