Thursday, April 15, 2010

Potential Candidates

Presidential Election, 2016

Considered as John McCain's Vice President running mate in 2008

Foreign Policy
  • "Stronger US-Israel relationship" should remain a top priority for the US government
  • Cosponsored legislation to cut ALL taxpayer supplied aid to the Palestinian Authority
  • Criticized USAID for providing aid to Palestine
Social Issues
  • Opposes embryonic stem cell research
  • Pro-Life
  • Opposes same-sex marriages
  • Supports "discrimination based on sexual orientation"
  • Anti-Affirmative Action voting record
  • Opposes gun control; worked to ban product misuse lawsuits against gun manufacturers
  • "A" ranking by NRA
Economy, Trade, Budget
  • Supports Free Trade
  • Supported Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)
  • Opposed 2007 minimum wage increase
  • Anti-Union voting record

Known as one of the most "intense and demanding" member of the House
Proponent of America's middle class; awarded an "A" ranking by Drum Major Institute 08'

Foreign Policy
  • Originally supported invasion of Iraq, admits he regrets his supports, goings so far as to recommend a withdrawal on The O'Reilly Factor
  • Opposes United States' support of the Palestinian Authority - stated that the Palestinian delegation to the United Nations should "start packing their little Palestinian terrorist bags"
  • Critical of Human Rights Watch, the New York Times, and Amnesty International - claims groups to be "biased against Israel"
  • Opposed $20 billion dollar arms deal between the United States and Saudi Arabia in 2007
Social Issues
  • Avid supporter of 2010 Health Care Legislation
  • Supports a "public option" -
  • Pro-Choice
  • Opposed Partial Birth Abortions
"Make no mistake about it, every single Republican I have ever met in my entire life is a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry" - 2010

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