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Can You Tell The Difference Between The Candidates?

Posted by iusbvision on October 22, 2007

Which Current Presidential Candidates Made These Statements?

“I believe the right to bear arms is protected by the Second Amendment. I also support reasonable measures to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, including closing the gun show loophole and vigorously enforcing gun laws.”

Former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) or Former Senator John Edwards (D-NC)

“I believe the best way we can have common ground in this debate that you’re hearing is if we put our emphasis on reducing abortions and increasing the number of adoptions… But I think ultimately that decision that has to be made is one that government shouldn’t make. Ultimately, a woman should make that with her conscience and ultimately with her doctor.”

Former Mayor Rudi Giuliani (R-NYC) or Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY)

“We went in under false pretense. There were no weapons of mass destruction There are still people who believe that Iraq had something to do with 9/11, yet 15 of the people were from Saudi Arabia. We need to live up to our principles so there are less injured veterans, but when they come home we better jolly well take care of them, and we’re not doing a very good job right now, because all the money’s going overseas.”

Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) or Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)

“I should say that personally, I do believe that marriage is between a man & a woman. But let’s be honest. That is not what this debate is about. Not at this time. This debate is an attempt to break a consensus that is quietly being forged. It is a consensus between a majority of Americans who say, ‘Maybe some of us are comfortable with gay marriage right now and some of us are not. But most of us do believe that gay couples should be able to visit each other in the Hospital & share health care benefits; and should be treated with dignity and have their privacy respected’.”

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) or Senator Barack Obama (D-IL)

“Change the fundamental way we educate our children. There’s two things everyone knows: the smaller the class size, the better the outcome; and the better the teacher, the better the outcome. In those very nations named [Japan, China, and India], a teacher makes as much as an engineer. If we want the best students in the world, we need the best teachers in the world.”

Former UN Ambassador Alan Keyes (R-MD) or Senator Joe Biden (D-DE)

“In our state, we established over 20 drug courts, that gave people an alternative course, rather than just putting them in prison, giving them the opportunity to get what they really needed, which is off the addiction. We’ve got to quit locking up all the people that we’re mad at and lock up the people that we’re really afraid of, the people who are sexual predators and violent offenders. I would go for more drug courts and for a lot less incarceration of drug-addicted people.”

Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR) or Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM)

“I accept the basic idea of better border security you need to be talking with [Mexico] to get cooperation, border security can’t be on just one side of the border and then I believe we should have more meaningful penalties on employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers, that may do more than anything else.”

Representative Tom Tancredo (R-CO) or Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT)

“I support the death penalty. I think that it has to be administered not only fairly, with attention to things like DNA evidence, which I think should be used in all capital cases, but also with very careful attention. If the wrong guy is put to death, then that’s a double tragedy. Not only has an innocent person been executed but the real perpetrator of the crime has not been held accountable for it, and in some cases may be still at large. But I support the death penalty in the most heinous cases.”

Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) or Former Vice President Al Gore (D-TN)

“I think that we ought to be a tolerant nation. I think we ought to be tolerant people. But we shouldn’t set up special categories for anybody. And I’m for the rights of everybody, including gays, but not any special rights.”

Former Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) or Former Senator Mike Gravel (D-AK)

One Response to “Can You Tell The Difference Between The Candidates?”

  1. iusbvision said

    Answers
    1) John Edwards
    http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/John_Edwards_Gun_Control.htm

    2) Rudi Guiliani
    http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Rudy_Giuliani_Abortion.htm

    3) Ron Paul
    http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Ron_Paul_War_+_Peace.htm

    4) Barack Obama
    http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Barack_Obama_Civil_Rights.htm

    5) Joe Biden
    http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Joe_Biden_Education.htm

    6) Mike Huckabee
    http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Mike_Huckabee_Drugs.htm

    7) Chris Dodd
    http://politics.nytimes.com/election-guide/2008/issues/immigration/index.html

    8) Al Gore
    http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Al_Gore_Crime.htm

    9) Fred Thompson
    http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Fred_Thompson_Civil_Rights.htm

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