Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
| The Truths We Hold,|
by Kamala Harris (2019)
| Smart on Crime,|
by Kamala Harris (2010)
| Guide to Political Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
| Where We Go From Here,|
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
|Conscience of a Conservative,|
by Jeff Flake (2017)
| Two Paths,|
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
|Every Other Monday,|
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
|Courage is Contagious,|
by John Kasich (1998)
| Shortest Way Home,|
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election|
| What Happened ,|
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Becoming ,|
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
First Bush-Gore debate
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from Presidential debate, Boston Mass. (number of quotes indicated):
- Al Gore (25)
- George W. Bush (27)
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
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.
George W. Bush: Vital interests: US or allies threatened; we can win & exit.
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.
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.
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’.
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”.
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.
The above quotations are from First Bush-Gore debate.