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, in preparation for the Iowa Straw Poll, August 5, 2007
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
John McCain: Abortion issue shows what kind of country we are.
Mitt Romney: Iowa attack phone ads are not true; I am pro-life.
Mitt Romney: Tired of holier-than-thou attitude about becoming pro-life.
Mitt Romney: Defining mistake: supported abortion law despite opposing it.
Rudy Giuliani: Ultimate decision by woman, her conscience & her doctor.
Sam Brownback: Iowa phone ad: Romney is not pro-life.
Tommy Thompson: Pro-choice GOP nominee problem for GOP platform.
Mitt Romney: No longer calls Giuliani pro-choice & pro-gay & anti-gun.
Rudy Giuliani: Supports domestic partnerships, but not same-sex marriage.
Families & Children|
Sam Brownback: Highest priority is rebuilding the family.
John McCain: Naive to exclude nukes; naive to exclude attacking Pakistan.
Mike Huckabee: Not the job of the US to export our form of government.
Mitt Romney: To win the war on jihad, we need friends in Muslim world.
Mitt Romney: Encourage others to welcome democracy, without military.
Mitt Romney: Move Muslim world toward modernity so they reject extreme.
Ron Paul: Right to spread our values, but wrong to spread by force.
Rudy Giuliani: Democracy is a long-term goal, after building bedrock.
Sam Brownback: Be realistic about pushing democracy, or we get radicals.
Tommy Thompson: We continue losing until recognizing we’re fighting a jihad.
Duncan Hunter: Don’t share the role of commander in chief with V.P.
John McCain: There’s only one president; V.P. sticks to official duties.
Ron Paul: End government secrecy; restore openness of information.
Ron Paul: With neocon philosophy, Cheney is more powerful than Bush.
Rudy Giuliani: Qualification for VP is readiness for presidency, in wartime.
Tommy Thompson: Cheney is honorable individual; doesn’t have too much power.
Duncan Hunter: Allow Americans to buy health insurance across state lines.
Duncan Hunter: SCHIP bill is the first extension of socialized medicine.
Mike Huckabee: Give Americans Congress’ healthcare, or give Congress ours.
Mitt Romney: Insure 45 million uninsured with a free-market based system.
Rudy Giuliani: $15,000 tax deduction for health savings accounts.
Sam Brownback: Market-based solution over socialized government-pay system.
Tom Tancredo: Womb-to-tomb health care is not federal responsibility.
Tom Tancredo: FactCheck: Illegals use less medical care than citizens.
Tommy Thompson: Convert illness & disease system to wellness & prevention.
Tommy Thompson: End breast cancer by the year 2015 for all women in America.
John McCain: Radical Islamic extremism is a hydra-headed challenge.
Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: Dems don’t say “Islamic” but do say “terrorism”.
Mitt Romney: FactCheck: Yes,US added 50M jobs since ‘78; but EU added 36M.
Principles & Values|
Duncan Hunter: Restore economic patriotism: America is arsenal of democracy.
Mike Huckabee: Defining mistake: neglecting his health for decades.
Mike Huckabee: Never forget that ordinary citizens are the President’s boss.
Mitt Romney: Bush & Cheney have made mistakes, but have kept us safe.
Mitt Romney: Strong families, a strong economy and a strong military.
Rudy Giuliani: I have executive experience; I can restore hope to America.
Sam Brownback: Bush has over-relied on Cheney’s experience.
Tom Tancredo: Defining mistake: waiting 30 years to accept Jesus as savior.
Tom Tancredo: We can no longer afford political correctness.
Tommy Thompson: Bring into administration Dems, Republicans, & independents.
John McCain: Make tax reform commission & vote yes-or-no on outcome.
John McCain: FactCheck: Families spend $20B on tax prep, not $140B.
Mike Huckabee: Tax system penalizes productivity; needs complete overhaul.
Mitt Romney: Commission studied FairTax and found serious flaws.
Rudy Giuliani: Reducing taxes is a way to raise MORE money.
Rudy Giuliani: Eliminate the death tax immediately.
Rudy Giuliani: Too complex to get to FairTax; focus on reducing taxes.
Sam Brownback: Supports optional flat tax in income tax; not FairTax.
Tom Tancredo: Co-sponsored FairTax because income tax manipulates behavior.
John McCain: Veto pork barrel; focus transportation spending on repairs.
Mike Huckabee: Spend on our infrastructure instead of other countries’.
Mike Huckabee: Cars’ navigation systems are better than air traffic control.
Mitt Romney: Invest in infrastructure from growing economy by lower taxes.
Rudy Giuliani: Lower taxes AND fix infrastructure.
War & Peace|
Duncan Hunter: Marines are doing a good job; don’t rush for the exit.
Duncan Hunter: Work with Pakistan against Taliban and Al Qaida.
John McCain: Support the surge even if benchmarks are not met.
Mike Huckabee: We made Saudis rich; pressure them to help win with honor.
Mitt Romney: It’s time for people of America to show a surge of support.
Mitt Romney: Keep option to attack Al Qaeda in Pakistan, but don’t say it.
Ron Paul: Iraq war is illegal; undeclared wars never end & we lose.
Ron Paul: Neocons promoted Iraq war for years; not about Al Qaida.
Rudy Giuliani: Winning in Iraq is one battle in overall terrorist war.
Rudy Giuliani: Keep option open to attack Al Qaeda in Pakistan unilaterally.
Sam Brownback: We need a political surge to match the military surge.
Tom Tancredo: We are in a war with radical Islam; Iraq is one battle.
Tom Tancredo: Stop restricting army with rules of engagement.
Tom Tancredo: If Islamic terrorists threaten nukes, we nuke Mecca & Medina.
Tommy Thompson: Iraqi parliament incapable of partitioning Iraq.
The above quotations are from 2007 Republican primary debate, in preparation for the Iowa Straw Poll, August 5, 2007 .