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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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Take Back America 2007 Conference, in Washington DC, June 18-20 2007, sponsored by the Campaign for America's Future

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    from Take Back America 2007 Conference (number of quotes indicated):
  • Barack Obama (7) Democratic President (elected 2008)
  • Bill Richardson (5) New Mexico Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010) and Cabinet Sec'y
  • Dennis Kucinich (8) Democrat
  • Hillary Clinton (11) Cabinet
  • John Edwards (8) Democrat
  • Mike Gravel (6) Democrat
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Hillary Clinton: Lift ban on stem cell research to cure devastating diseases.
Budget & Economy
    Hillary Clinton: Balanced budget replaced with rising costs & falling wages.
    Dennis Kucinich: Break up monopolies in agriculture, in utilities, in oil.
    Hillary Clinton: Enough with corporate welfare; enough with golden parachutes.
    Hillary Clinton: Close lobbyists’ revolving door; end no-bid contracts.
    Hillary Clinton: Establish right to education from pre-school thru college.
    Barack Obama: Pay teachers more money & treat them like professionals.
    John Edwards: College for Everyone: tuition paid, for 10 hrs/week work.
Energy & Oil
    Dennis Kucinich: Twin threats of global warring and global warming.
    Barack Obama: Cap-and-trade carbon emissions; raise CAFE standard.
    Bill Richardson: Bush won’t follow the Kyoto treaty, but my state does.
    Bill Richardson: Buying carbon offsets not enough; sacrifice for common good.
    John Edwards: 80% greenhouse emissions reductions by the year 2050.
    John Edwards: Victims in New Orlean’s Ninth Ward were “shaming of America”.
Families & Children
    Dennis Kucinich: Teach principles of compassion to reduce domestic violence.
Foreign Policy
    Dennis Kucinich: Reject war as an instrument of foreign policy.
    Bill Richardson: Talking to your enemies can produce results, like N. Korea.
Government Reform
    Dennis Kucinich: Introduced impeachment resolution to make Cheney accountable.
    Hillary Clinton: Create a public service academy, like military academy.
    Hillary Clinton: Count Every Vote Act: end voting discrimination by race.
    Barack Obama: Half of us don’t vote; time for taking it back.
    Mike Gravel: Congress is Constitutionally more powerful than President.
    Mike Gravel: Congress is Constitutionally more powerful than President.
    Mike Gravel: People protest because they cannot participate in power.
    Mike Gravel: People protest because they cannot participate in power.
Health Care
    Barack Obama: Health plan cuts typical family’s premium by $2,500 a year.
    John Edwards: Mental health parity: treat it just like physical health.
Homeland Security
    Hillary Clinton: Administration secrecy shreds the Constitution.
    Barack Obama: Close Guantanamo and restore the right of habeas corpus.
    John Edwards: Close Guantanamo; end torture; comply with Geneva.
    John Edwards: President is not above law; no spying on Americans.
    Dennis Kucinich: Stop blaming immigrants for our system of slave labor.
    Dennis Kucinich: Works Green Administration: WGA creates green jobs, like WPA.
    Hillary Clinton: Stand up for unions; organize for fair wages.
    Barack Obama: Make the minimum wage a living wage.
Principles & Values
    Hillary Clinton: New progressive vision for the 21st century.
    Barack Obama: A “hopemonger”, having seen the power of hope.
    Mike Gravel: GOP lost in 2006 because they were lousy; Dems must earn ‘08.
War & Peace
    Dennis Kucinich: Path to peace runs right through Jerusalem.
    Hillary Clinton: Deauthorize Iraq war, and don’t grant new war authority.
    Bill Richardson: Long road ahead is hauntingly similar to 1968.
    Bill Richardson: No troops left behind at bases; green zone; or for training.
    John Edwards: 2006 elections were mandate to Congress to end the war.
    Mike Gravel: 2006 election was about Bush’s war; so end it.
Welfare & Poverty
    John Edwards: A million new Section 8 vouchers; let poor move freely.

The above quotations are from Take Back America 2007 Conference, in Washington DC, June 18-20 2007, sponsored by the Campaign for America's Future.

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