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)
Second Bush-Gore debate, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Oct. 11, 2000
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from Presidential debate, Wake Forest U., Winston-Salem NC (number of quotes indicated):
- Al Gore (22)
- George W. Bush (37)
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| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
George W. Bush: Bush claims gay tolerance but record differs.
Al Gore: Find some way for civic union; but not gay marriage.
Al Gore: Hate crimes stigmatize whole groups; enforce as civil rights.
Al Gore: First civil rights act will ban racial profiling.
George W. Bush: Local control with consequences if racial profiling occurs.
George W. Bush: Tolerance & equal rights, not gay marriage & special rights.
George W. Bush: Ignored Byrd hate crime bill despite plea by Byrd’s family.
Al Gore: National hate crimes law is needed, absolutely.
George W. Bush: National hate crimes law OK, stricter enforcement better.
George W. Bush: Death penalty for hate crimes like any other murder.
Energy & Oil|
George W. Bush: Ignores scientific consensus:pollution causes global warming.
Al Gore: Carbon dioxide causes global warming and we should act.
George W. Bush: Scientists are unsure about global warming.
George W. Bush: Kyoto Treaty puts too much burden on US.
Al Gore: A clean environment and a healthy economy do not conflict.
Al Gore: Incentives for technology; but no voluntary regulations.
George W. Bush: Federal standards+local collaboration; no command & control.
George W. Bush: Work in partnership with states and landowners.
Families & Children|
George W. Bush: Solution to Columbine: Love your neighbor like yourself.
George W. Bush: Bush says get out of Haiti; we’re already out.
Al Gore: Chernomyrdin Commission produced results despite corruption.
George W. Bush: Chernomyrdin Commission: Gore ignored corruption.
George W. Bush: Chernomyrdin threatens to sue Bush for slander re corruption.
Al Gore: Supported force in Mideast, Balkans, Haiti, not Somalia.
Al Gore: The world is looking to US for leadership.
Al Gore: The power of example is America’s greatest power.
Al Gore: Rwandan genocide: no military, but more humanitarian aid.
Al Gore: Haiti: Intervention gave them a chance at democracy.
George W. Bush: Supported force in Mideast & Balkans, not Haiti & Somalia.
George W. Bush: Calls on Arafat to pull back and make peace with Israel.
George W. Bush: Aid should encourage markets & reform; unlike Russian IMF.
George W. Bush: US should humbly empower other countries, not dictate.
George W. Bush: America should be a humble nation, but project strength.
George W. Bush: Rwandan genocide: Training troops OK; intervening not OK.
George W. Bush: Africa’s important but not a priority; no nation-building.
George W. Bush: Keep troops in Korea & NATO; not in Haiti & Balkans.
Al Gore: Restrict guns from wrong hands, not sportsmen & homeowners.
Al Gore: Gun licensing by states, but no registration.
George W. Bush: First, enforce the law; then keep guns from wrong people.
George W. Bush: $3.5B of Bush’s $4.7B on uninsured is from private sources.
Al Gore: Wants some form of non-government universal health care.
Al Gore: Claims Bush puts Texas oil interests before healthy children.
George W. Bush: Texas spent $4.7B on uninsured & covered 110,000 kids.
George W. Bush: Link small businesses together in large insurance pools.
George W. Bush: $4.7B for uninsured children in Texas; 1.4M still uninsured.
Al Gore: Nation-building is part of world leadership.
George W. Bush: Opposed Somalia intervention when it became nation-building.
Principles & Values|
Al Gore: Promises to get the big things right; sorry for exaggerating.
George W. Bush: The president must have credibility; Gore doesn’t.
George W. Bush: Put U.S. interests first and execute goals with good team.
War & Peace|
George W. Bush: Bush wants Europeans in Balkans; they’re already there.
Al Gore: Genocide is a strategic interest & warrants intervention.
Al Gore: Iraq: Support opposition to overthrow Saddam.
Al Gore: US bonds with Israel endure; we should broker.
George W. Bush: Iraq: Rebuild coalition to pressure Saddam.
George W. Bush: Harming NATO is a strategic interest & warrants intervention.
George W. Bush: Reach out to moderate Arab nations.
George W. Bush: After U.S. victory, Europeans should keep peace in Serbia.
George W. Bush: Replace US troops with European troops in Balkans.
The above quotations are from Second Bush-Gore debate, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Oct. 11, 2000.