Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

2012 Major Republican Presidential Candidates

Mitt Romney - R
Rick Santorum - R
Newt Gingrich - R
Ron Paul - R
Rick Perry - R
Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. - R
Michele Bachmann - R
Buddy Roemer - R
Gary Johnson - L
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Mitt Romney
Rick Santorum
Newt Gingrich
Rick Perry
Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
Michele Bachmann
Gary Johnson
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office
Goals If Elected
Achievements If Elected
Areas to Concentrate On
On Entering Public Service
Opinions of Other Candidates
Immigration, a General Statement
Illegal Immigration and Reform
Illegal Immigration Amnesty
Dream Act
Border Security
Social Services to Undocumented Immigrants
E-Verify System
Undocumented Immigrants Impact on US Economy
Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws
State Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws
Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws
State and Local Immigration Laws
High-Skilled Worker Immigration
Guest Worker Program
Securing Our Borders
Visa Enforcement
Citizenship through Military Service
Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
Real ID Act
Employers Who Hire Illegals
Undocumented Immigrants
Immigrant Birthright Citizenship
Alien Minors
Presidential Trade Fast-track Authority
North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Trade Policy Priorities
Free Market Vision
Trade with China
Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
China Currency Manipulation
Incentives to Move Offshore
Unfair Trade Practices
World Trade Organization / General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (WTO/GATT)
Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)
North American Union
Other Trade Agreements
National Security & Terrorism
National Security
NSA Surveillance of Citizens
Radical Islam
USA Patriot Act
Torture of Terrorists
Making Our Homeland More Secure
Radical Fundamentalism
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Local First Responders
Air Security
War on Terror
War on Terrorism Policies
Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)
Habeas Corpus and Legal Rights for Combatant Detainees
Special Interests
Government Reform
Government Agencies
Bureaucracy & Regulations
State Block Grants
American Minorities
Racism and Race Relations
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Gay Marriage
Business Owners Refusing to Serve Gay Weddings
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Prohibiting Same Sex Marriage Recognition between States (Defense of Marriage Act)
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Homosexuality as a Choice or Genetics
Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
Domestic Partner Health Benefits Act
Gays Serving in the Military
Gays Adopting Children
Abortion, Pro-Life, Stem Cell & Cloning
Abortion, a General Statement
Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Stem Cell Research, a General Statement
Health Insurance Covering Birth Control
Parental Notification
Life Beginning at Conception
Access to Contraception
The Morning After Pill (Plan B)
Partial-birth Abortions
Federal Funding for Abortion
Unborn Victims of Violence Act
Abortion for Rape and Incest
Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research
Cloning, a General Statement
Iran, a General Statement
Iran Nuclear Deal
Military Strike
Iranian Opposition
Iran Diplomacy
President Ahmadinejad
Iran's involvement in Iraq
Economic Sanctions Against Iran
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Nuclear Weapons & Non-Proliferation Treaty
North Korea
Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe
China, a General Statement
China as a Threat
China's Human Rights
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Cuba, a General Statement
Embargo of Cuba
Foreign Aid
Latin America (South & Central)
Sudan & Darfur
Promotion of Democracy Around World
United Nations (UN)
International Criminal Court (ICC)
Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro
Middle East
Middle East
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
Arab Spring
Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia
Palestinian Statehood
Recognition of a Palestinian State
Palestinian West Bank and Gaza
Hizbullah and Hamas
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
Afghanistan, a General Statement
Pakistan, a General Statement
Iraq, a General Statement
Timetable for Withdrawal
US Military Presence in Afghanistan
President Hamid Karzai
Taliban & Radical Islamic Jihadists
Iraq Policy
Iraq War
Federalizing Iraq into Kurd, Shiite and Sunni States
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Loss of American Lives in Iraq
Military & Defense
Use of Military Force
Defense Spending
Gays in the Military
Missile Defense System
Defense and Military Budget
Department of Defense and Pentagon
Military Adequacy
Military Industrial Establishment
Re-instituting the Draft
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Affirmative Action
Unemployment Insurance
Workplace Protections
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Gun Control Legislation
Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun
Renewal of Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases
High Capacity Magazines, Gun Locks and Ammunition
National Rifle Association (NRA)
DC Gun Ban
Gun Shows
Gun Manufacturer Law Suits
Economic Grown and Stimulation
Wealth Inequality
Decline of Middle Class
Federal Reserve
Small Business
Wall Street
Dodd-Frank Act
Business Tax Incentives
Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Patent System
Labor Wages & Unions
Minimum Wage
Wage Discrimination
Employee Free Choice Act
Right-to-Work Laws
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Worker Retraining
Immigration of Highly Skilled Workers
Davis Bacon Act
Wage Gap between Men and Women
Tax Proposals
Tax Code
Tax Reform
Offshore Tax Havens
Income Tax Rates
Taxing the the Wealthiest 1%
Corporate Income Taxes
Taxes on Interest, Dividends, and Capital Gains
Estate Taxes (Death / Birth Tax)
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
Extending the Bush Tax Cuts
Taxes Policy
National Sales Tax
Flat Tax
Marriage Penalty
Income Tax on Seniors
2001 Tax Cuts
Tax Credits for College
Tax Credits for Health Care
Child Tax Credit
Business Tax Credits
Corporate Tax Loopholes
Property Taxes
Internal Revenu Service (IRS)
Higher Education
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
Sex Education and Birth Control Options
Evolution and Intelligent Design Education
Public Schools K-12
Local Control Over Education
Teacher Textbook Selection
Private School Vouchers
Charter Schools
Standardized Testing
Teacher Tenure
Improving Education
Education Tax Credits
Department of Education
High Schools
Parental Involvement
Teacher Pay
Teacher Standards
Student Standards
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
School Choice
Home Schooling
Math and Science
Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Illegal Drugs
Medical Use of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
War on Drugs
Punishments for Drug Crimes
Elections & Politics
Campaign Contribution Limits (Citizens United)
Voter Photo ID and Other Requirements
Tea Party Movement
Political Expenditures Disclosure
Voting Right of Felons & Ex-Prisoners
Environment, a General Statement
Global Warming, Climate Change
Keystone XL Pipeline
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Environmental Regulation
Clean Air Act & Clear Skies Initiative
Clean Air Technologies
National Forests and Healthy Forests Initiative
Internet, Media & Communications
Internet, a General Statement
Internet Neutrality
Internet Pornography
Internet Sexual Assault of Children
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy, a General Statement
Reducing the Deficit
Debt Limit
Federal Budget & Debt
Deficit Spending
Gold Standard
Government Efficiency
Balanced Budget & Constitutional Amendment
Presidential Line-item Veto Power
Spending Limits
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance, a General Statement
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
Medicare Vouchers
Universal Medical Care / Insurance
Fixing Medicare
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
Employers' Medical Insurance
Free Market Health Care
Portable Medical Insurance
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Market-Based Medical Insurance
Medical Insurance Discrimination
Uniform Billing and Claims
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
Crime, a General Statement
Reducing Crime
Hate Crime
Courts, Laws & Justice
Supreme Court
America's Criminal Justice System
Racial Profiling
Death Penalty
Property Rights and Eminent Domain
Privacy Rights
Obscenity Laws
Activist Judges Legislating from the Bench
Conservative / Liberal Balance on Supreme Court
Legal Reform, a General Statement
Tort Reform and Frivolous Suits
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care, a General Statement
Improving Health & Medical Care
Reducing Health Care Costs
Disease Prevention
Quality and Cost Reporting
Immunizations and Vaccinations
Health Opportunity Accounts
Alternative Medicine
Medical Research
Mental Health
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy, a General Statement
Energy Independence from Foreign Oil
Oil Drilling
Oil and Gas Subsidies
Oil Company Profits
Canadian Oil (Keystone) Pipeline
Nuclear Power
Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Shale Gas Development
Regulation of Energy Companies
Energy Research and Development
Natural Gas
Electricity Transmission Grid
Domestic Energy Production
Gas & Oil, a General Statement
Values, Religion & Family
Family Values
American Values
Sexual Misconduct of Politicians
Tolerance & Political Correctness
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Planned Parenthood & Family Planning
Religion & State - First Amendment
Religion in Government
A Candidate's Religious Beliefs
Atheists and Agnostics
Faith-Based Volunteer Efforts
Teen Pregnancy
Indecency in the Media
Media Violence and Sex
Transportation, a General Statement
Veterans, a General Statement
Veterans' Health and Medical Care
Disabled Veterans Health Care
Civil Rights
Civil Rights, a General Statement
USA Patriot Act
Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs, a General Statement
Social Security & Pensions
Social Security, a General Statement
Long Term Viability of Social Security
Privatizing Social Security
Social Security Trust Fund
Tax on Social Security Benefits
Credit Cards
Poverty & Welfare
Poverty, a General Statement
Poor Children
Welfare, a General Statement
Faith-based Initiative Funding
Improving the Welfare System
Public Service
Mandate Public Service
Science, Technology & Space
Science, a General Statement
Science and Technology Research and Development
Technology, a General Statement
Food & Agriculture
Food, a General Statement
Agriculture, a General Statement
Genetically Engineered Food
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Farm Crop Supports
Farm Corporation Subsidies
Other Farm Assistance
Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling
Lower Drinking Age from 21
Cigarettes, a General Statement
Financial Crisis
Financial Crisis
Banks too Big to Fail
Bank & Financial Corp Bailouts
Bail Outs of General Motors and Chrysler
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
$700 Billion Troubled Asset Relief Bailout
Financial Industry Regulation
Prosecution of Financial Fraud
Financial Meltdown
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