2008 Presidential Election Candidates on the Issues Choi, Mee Kyung 200503383 Table of Content Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs 2008 Presidential Debate on the Issues The map of political faith Liberal/Conservative Scale 2008 Presidential Debate on the Issues Sites Video Sites
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Choi, Mee Kyung
CONSERVATIVES–believe in personal responsibility, limited government, free markets,
individual liberty, traditional American values and a strong national defense.
Believe the role of government should be to provide people the freedom necessary to pursue their own goals.
Conservative policies generally emphasize empowerment of the individual to solve problems.
Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs on Issues
Fred Thompson:Opposes abortion rights. Says Roe v. Wade is a "bad law" and "bad medical science."
Mike Huckabee:Opposes abortion rights.
Tom Tancredo:Opposes abortion rights.Issue on abortion
Barack Obama: Support abortion rights
Bill Richardson: Support abortion rights
Dennis Kucinich: Supports abortion rights, though previously opposed them.Issue on abortion
(Let Americans shop for insurance across state line).
Fred Thompson:Advocates Market-based health care; opposed Federal mandate.
Tom Tancredo:Advocates Market-based health care; would not rule out Federal subsidies for the needy.
Mike Huckabee:Advocates Market-based health care; make private insurance affordable through tax deductions and coast control measures.Issue on Health Care
Barack Obama:Require children to get insurance; aims for universal coverage.
Joe Biden:Immediately to insure everyone under age 18.
Work with states to move towards universal coverage.
Mike Gravel:Issue vouchers to everyone based on their projected needs.Issue on Health Care
Fred Thompson:Supports stricter enforcement of existing laws to prevent future influx of illegal immigrants.
Supported strict House immigration overhaul legislation that did not provide a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants.
Mike Huckabee:Supports Bush-backed immigration plan that provides a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants.Issue on Immigration
Chris Dodd: Supported Bush-backed immigration reform legislation…
Barack Obama:Supported Bush-backed immigration reform legislation…..
Joe Biden:Supported Bush-backed immigration reform legislation…..Issue on Immigration
Mike Huckabee:Has offered qualified support for Bush Iraq policy, saying the president has access to military and diplomatic information that is not publicly available.
Mitt Romney:Supported Bush veto of Iraq war spending bill that would have withdrawn most U.S. troops by March 2008 at the latest. Opposes troop withdrawal.
John McCain:Supported Bush veto of war spending bill that would have withdrawn most U.S. troops by March 2008.Issue on Foreign Policy & Iraq
Chris Dodd: Says Americans would be safer if U.S. never invaded. Proposed plan for Iraq that includes phased redeployment of troops over a 12-18 month period and improved recruitment and training of Iraqi security forces.
Barack Obama:Opposed use of military force in Iraq. Supports phased redeployment of U.S. troops. Opposed Bush's plan to send additional troops to Iraq.
Bill Richardson:Calls on Congress to de-authorize the Iraq war. Supports withdrawing all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of 2007Issue on Foreign Policy & Iraq
Duncan Hunter:Opposes same-sex marriage and supports a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Mike Huckabee:Opposes same-sex marriage.
Mitt Romney:Opposes same-sex marriage.Issue on same-sex marriage
Joe Biden:Opposes a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage
Barack Obama:Opposes same-sex marriage, but also opposes a constitutional ban. Supports civil unions.
Bill Richardson:Opposes same-sex marriage but supports legal rights and benefits for same-sex partners.Issue on same-sex marriage
Tom Tancredo:Supports allowing younger workers to divert some Social Security payroll tax into private retirement accounts.
Mike Huckabee:Supports Bush plan allowing workers to divert some Social Security payroll taxes into private retirement accounts..
Mitt Romney:Has suggested creating an independent panel to formulate a plan to reform Social Security.Issue on social security
Joe Biden:Opposes Bush plan allowing workers to divert some Social Security payroll taxes into private retirement accounts. Supports using private accounts as a supplement to the program.
Barack Obama:Opposes Bush plan allowing workers to divert some Social Security payroll taxes into private retirement accounts
Bill Richardson:Opposes Bush plan allowing workers to divert some Social Security payroll taxes into private retirement accounts.Issue on social security
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