| Massscorecard.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy|
Retired VT's debt and built nation's best rainy day fund.
Kept GOP predecessorís agenda of fiscal frugality.
Gay rights are a matter of principle.
Black roommate at Yale defined his views on tolerance.
Opposed capital punishment but shifted beginning in 1994.
High national standards but local sanctions for failure.
Deanís other landmark VT bill: education finance.
Energy & Oil|
Wind energy reduces global warming & reduces Saudi imports.
10% ethanol in gasoline reduced oil imports by 5%.
470,000 conservation acres, but many development deals too.
Make trade-offs on environmental protection vs. development.
Deanís first campaign in 1982 focused on bicycle paths.
Agrees on some issues with NRA, but some gun control.
Supported single-payer in 1980s, but multi-payer in 1990s.
If you want total healthcare reform, Iím not your guy.
Realign defense funds away from Star Wars.
Trade unions gave us our middle class.
Principles & Values|
Models his candidacy on Harry S Truman.
I represent the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party.
Dean surge spawned Clark as Anybody-But-Dean.
Dean fueled by large dissident group of Bush haters.
Deanís forthrightness differs from Dem party calculatedness.
Liberal in attitude, not in policy positions.
Propelled to public service by death of his brother?
Rescind all of the Bush tax cuts, to balance budget.
Better off with government services than with a $650 tax cut.
War & Peace|
Evenhandedness in Israel doesnít imply cater to Palestinians.
Welfare & Poverty|
Implemented VT workfare program along Clinton's lines.