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)
2007 Republican primary debate, sponsored by the Des Moines Register; Dec. 12, 2007; final debate before Iowa caucus
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Mitt Romney: Was pro-choice, now proudly pro-life.
Rudy Giuliani: Personally oppose abortion, but let the woman decide.
Budget & Economy|
Duncan Hunter: Budget deficit & trade deficit to China create security risk.
Fred Thompson: $9 trillion debt affects our national security.
Fred Thompson: Deficit spending ok for military, infrastructure, and R&D.
John McCain: Loss of economic strength leads to losing military strength.
Mike Huckabee: Do things differently so people need not sacrifice.
Mitt Romney: Economic strength comes from people, not from Washington.
Mitt Romney: Cut deficit via waste, like 342 different economic programs.
Ron Paul: Give up American empire; that reduces debt without sacrifice.
Ron Paul: We spend too much, tax too much, & print too much money.
Rudy Giuliani: Retire 42% of federal employees in next decade, to save $20B.
Rudy Giuliani: Restrain Congressí spending; donít ask people to sacrifice.
Rudy Giuliani: 10% across-the-board cut; people can get services other ways.
Tom Tancredo: End womb-to-tomb protections; stick to Constitutional limits.
Rudy Giuliani: Reduce corporate tax from 35% to 25%, to increase revenue.
Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: Corporate tax cut would reduce revenue by half.
Alan Keyes: We allowed the judges to drive God out of our schools.
Duncan Hunter: Unions and status quo run good teachers out of teaching.
Fred Thompson: The NEA opposes school choice; we must stop them.
John McCain: We need more choice and competition in education.
Mike Huckabee: Education is a state issue, not a federal issue.
Mike Huckabee: FactCheck: AR improved test scores, but still below-average.
Mitt Romney: Education is not just the teachersí union.
Mitt Romney: Bush was right on No Child Left Behind.
Mitt Romney: FactCheck: US scores at 50% internationally, not 10%-25%.
Mitt Romney: FactCheck: MA 1st in test scores, but was 1st before Romney.
Ron Paul: Encourage homeschooling & private school via tax writeoff.
Rudy Giuliani: Let parents be the deciders on their childrenís education.
Tom Tancredo: We donít need the Department of Education.
Energy & Oil|
Duncan Hunter: Give incentives in R&D to find new energy sources.
John McCain: Climate change is real and must be addressed.
John McCain: FactCheck: Oil independence will take 25 years, not 5 years.
Mike Huckabee: Biofuel mandates are not necessary.
Mitt Romney: Invest in new technologies to get us off of foreign oil.
Tom Tancredo: Give incentives in R&D to find new energy sources.
Families & Children|
Mitt Romney: FactCheck: Teenage birth rate declined from 1991 to 2005.
Ron Paul: Focus on the Iraq war and foreign policy.
Duncan Hunter: NAFTA is a bad business deal.
Fred Thompson: Free and fair trade is the backbone of our economy.
John McCain: Consider subsidies a mistake, and oppose them.
Mike Huckabee: A free country must feed, fuel, & fight for itself.
Mitt Romney: Re-negotiate trade deals with China and other countries.
Ron Paul: Look at the monetary system and deal with the trade issues.
Rudy Giuliani: NAFTA has been a good thing and should be enforced.
Tom Tancredo: Oil trade imbalance is a national security risk.
Tom Tancredo: NAFTA has been a disaster for many places, especially Mexico.
Alan Keyes: Focus on moral sovereignty, tax reform, & sealing the border.
Duncan Hunter: Focus on the military, immigration, & the industrial base.
Fred Thompson: Focus on the budget, social policy, and bipartisanship.
John McCain: Focus on homeland safety, restoring trust, and fiscal policy.
Mike Huckabee: Focus on uniting the country.
Mitt Romney: Focus on global Jihad, immigration, tax cut, and healthcare.
Rudy Giuliani: Focus on terrorism, immigration, tax cut, & small government.
Tom Tancredo: Focus on immigration and a war against radical Islam.
Fred Thompson: Intelligence and parts of our military were neglected.
Mike Huckabee: Excessive taxes, red tape, and litigation cause job losses.
Principles & Values|
Alan Keyes: Be authentic about who you are.
John McCain: Able to work with others with own set of principles.
Mike Huckabee: Treat others as you wish to be treated.
Mitt Romney: Draw upon the strengths of the conservative principles.
Ron Paul: All political actionís goal should be to preserve liberty.
Ron Paul: The term ďrevolutionĒ was coined by the supporters.
Fred Thompson: Reform entitlements now so our grandkids donít have to.
Alan Keyes: FairTax turns off spigot that funds political ambitions.
Duncan Hunter: The IRS and current tax system cost too much.
Duncan Hunter: FactCheck: Cost of IRS compliance is $150B,not $250B.
Fred Thompson: Preserve the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003.
John McCain: Reform the tax code that nobody trusts and believes in.
Mike Huckabee: Support FairTax with a tax credit for the poor.
Mitt Romney: Reduce the tax burden on middle-income families.
Ron Paul: The most sinister of all taxes is the inflation tax.
Rudy Giuliani: Support a flatter and simpler tax and less corporate tax.
Tom Tancredo: Believe in a fair tax system.
War & Peace|
Tom Tancredo: Stop policing Iraq, but cannot leave.
The above quotations are from 2007 Republican primary debate, sponsored by the Des Moines Register; Dec. 12, 2007; final debate before Iowa caucus.