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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

(click a book cover for excerpts and a review or other books by or about the presidency from

Barack Obama in His Own Words,
by Barack Obama, edited by Lisa Rogak

(Click for Amazon book review)


This book is how political authors SHOULD write books -- stick to the issues, and leave out the horserace and the politicizing.

Rogak has written several others in this same series: Howard Dean In His Own Words; Michelle Obama In Her Own Words; and Colin Powell In His Own Words. Presumably more in this series will be forthcoming; we recommend them all (and we will excerpt those which deal with presidential contenders!).

-- Jesse Gordon, [email protected], May 2007

Click here for 19 full quotes from Barack Obama in the book Barack Obama in His Own Words, by Lisa Rogak.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Civil Rights
   Commitment to diversity by CEOs is advisable.
   Pass ENDA and expand hate crime legislation.
   Opposed 1996 Illinois DOMA bill.
   Cut banks out and add $4.5 Billion to college loans.
   Health Care for Hybrids proposal for fuel efficiency.
Foreign Policy
   U.S. needs to ameliorate trade relations with China.
   U.S. funds for humanitarian aid to Darfur.
   We cannot afford isolationism.
Government Reform
   Bush administration has done “great damage” to U.S.
Health Care
   Curing AIDS must be all-hands-on-deck effort.
Homeland Security
   Homeland security must protect citizens, not intrude on them.
   Personal privacy must be protected even in terrorism age.
   America must practice the patriotism it preaches.
   Protecting nuclear power plants is of utmost importance.
Principles & Values
   Embrace Christ as an ally.
   A reformed smoker but occasionally burns one.
   Issue of race has given Senate a black eye.
War & Peace
   We did the right thing in Afghanistan.
   Saddam is a tyrant but not a national security threat.

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by Barack Obama, edited by Lisa Rogak.

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