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Excerpts from Books by and about 2008 candidates
Sen. John McCain (R, AZ)
Why Courage Matters
Sen. Barack Obama(D, IL)
Dreams From My Father
Sen. Joe Biden (D, DE)
Promises to Keep
Gov. Sarah Palin (R, AK)
New Energy for Alaska
Rep. Bob Barr (L)
The Meaning of IS
Rep. Cynthia McKinney (G)
Green Party Debate
Ralph Nader (I)
The Good Fight
Alan Keyes (NAIP)
Our Character, Our Future

Sen. Hillary Clinton
It Takes A Village
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Character Makes A Difference
Amb. Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future
Rep. Ron Paul
Freedom Under Siege
Gov. Mitt Romney

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2008 VA Senate Debate between Jim Gilmore and Mark Warner

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    from 2008 VA Senate Debate between Jim Gilmore and Mark Warner (number of quotes indicated):
  • Jim Gilmore (21)
  • Mark Warner (22)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Budget & Economy
   Jim Gilmore: I delivered a balanced budget; no deficit when I ended term.
   Jim Gilmore: More banking oversight, even if it means bigger government.
   Mark Warner: Gilmore’s budgets “full of gimmicks” created $6B deficit.
   Mark Warner: Banking crisis caused by too many asleep at the switch in DC.
   Jim Gilmore: Washington “asleep at the switch” at financial oversight.
   Mark Warner: Financial crisis stems from companies over-borrowing.
   Jim Gilmore: Reformed the juvenile justice system as attorney general.
   Jim Gilmore: Endorsed by four County sheriffs.
   Mark Warner: Endorsed by Virginia Police Benevolent Association.
   Mark Warner: Initiated statewide Amber Alert system.
   Jim Gilmore: Provided more substance abuse treatment for drug offenders.
   Mark Warner: Place decongestants behind counter to slow meth production.
   Jim Gilmore: Claims Warner said home-schooling threatens America.
   Mark Warner: Home-schooling is ok; my sister home-schools her kids.
Energy & Oil
   Jim Gilmore: Favors drilling ANWR and also drilling offshore.
   Mark Warner: Opposes drilling ANWR; but OK to drill offshore.
   Jim Gilmore: US should seek alternative fuels but still drill for oil.
   Jim Gilmore: US greatest energy resource is coal.
   Jim Gilmore: Warner promised no offshore drilling, and now supports it.
   Mark Warner: Offshore drilling is acceptable but not the “silver bullet”.
   Mark Warner: Vetoed offshore drilling ban until more laws & facts known.
Foreign Policy
   Jim Gilmore: Pursue terrorists into Pakistan, but maintain secrecy.
   Mark Warner: Pakistan could emerge as world’s most dangerous nation.
Gun Control
   Mark Warner: Strong defender of the Second Amendment.
   Jim Gilmore: Warner’s police endorsements come from unionization promise.
   Jim Gilmore: Oppose making it easier to organize labor unions.
   Mark Warner: Gilmore opposed helping Tultex, despite Assembly’s support.
Principles & Values
   Jim Gilmore: Will be conservative voice in Democratic-controlled Congress.
   Mark Warner: End partisan gridlock; embrace common ground.
   Jim Gilmore: Warner is ducking debates; doesn’t want his positions known.
   Mark Warner: Replace name-calling with bipartisan management.
Tax Reform
   Jim Gilmore: In times of economic stress, don’t raise taxes.
   Jim Gilmore: Signature achievement: effort to eliminate Virginia car tax.
   Mark Warner: Roll back top-tier tax breaks.
   Mark Warner: Pushed $1.4B tax increase to close $6B budget shortfall.
   Jim Gilmore: Warner raised taxes without fully informing us about revenue.
   Mark Warner: Vetoed offshore drilling ban until more laws & facts known.
   Mark Warner: Gilmore promised car tax repeal at $620M; but it cost $2B.
War & Peace
   Jim Gilmore: No timeline for withdrawal from Iraq.
   Jim Gilmore: Any kind of timetable in Iraq is not responsible.
   Mark Warner: Withdraw from Iraq but no arbitrary timeline.
   Mark Warner: Redeploy troops to Afghanistan; focus on Pakistan & Iran.
   Mark Warner: No timetable to end war in Iraq.

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