Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

2012 Republican Presidential Candidates

Mitt Romney - R
Ron Paul - R
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Mitt Romney
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
Immigration, a General Statement
Illegal Immigration and Reform
Illegal Immigration Amnesty
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
Immigrant Birthright Citizenship
National Security & Terrorism
National Security
NSA Surveillance of Citizens
Torture of Terrorists
Making Our Homeland More Secure
Radical Fundamentalism
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Air Security
War on Terror, a General Statement
Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Gay Marriage
Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
Domestic Partner Health Benefits Act
Iran, a General Statement
Iran Nuclear Deal
Military Strike
Iranian Opposition
Iran Diplomacy
President Ahmadinejad
Economic Sanctions Against Iran
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy, a General Statement
China, a General Statement
China as a Threat
China's Human Rights
Cuba, a General Statement
Embargo of Cuba
Foreign Aid
North Korea
Latin America (South & Central)
Sudan & Darfur
Nuclear Weapons & Non-Proliferation Treaty
Promotion of Democracy Around World
United Nations (UN)
International Criminal Court (ICC)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro
Middle East
Middle East
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
Arab Spring
Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia
Recognition of a Palestinian State
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
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
Missile Defense System
Defense and Military Budget
Department of Defense and Pentagon
Military Adequacy
Military Industrial Establishment
Re-instituting the Draft
Jobs, a General Statement
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Affirmative Action
Economic Grown and Stimulation
Federal Reserve
Small Business
Dodd-Frank Act
Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Labor Wages & Unions
Minimum Wage
Employee Free Choice Act
Right-to-Work Laws
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Worker Retraining
Immigration of Highly Skilled Workers
Davis Bacon Act
Tax Code
Tax Reform
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)
Taxes Policy
National Sales Tax
Marriage Penalty
Income Tax on Seniors
2001 Tax Cuts
Tax Credits for College
Tax Credits for Health Care
Internal Revenu Service (IRS)
Higher Education
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
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
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
School Choice
Home Schooling
Math and Science
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
Government, a General Statement
Special Interests
Government Reform
Government Agencies
Bureaucracy & Regulations
State Block Grants
Environment, a General Statement
Global Warming, Climate Change
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Environmental Regulation
Clean Air Act & Clear Skies Initiative
Clean Air Technologies
National Forests and Healthy Forests Initiative
Abortion, Pro-Life, Stem Cell & Cloning
Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Abortion, a General Statement
Stem Cell Research, a General Statement
Parental Notification
Life Beginning at Conception
The Morning After Pill (Plan B)
Partial-birth Abortions
Federal Funding for Abortion
Cloning, a General Statement
Guns, a General Statement
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Gun Control Legislation
Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun
Renewal of Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases
DC Gun Ban
Gun Manufacturer Law Suits
African, Latino & Native Americans
Racism and Race Relations
Trade, a General Statement
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
World Trade Organization / General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (WTO/GATT)
Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)
North American Union
Other Trade Agreements
Internet, Media & Communications
Internet Pornography
Internet Sexual Assault of Children
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy, a General Statement
Debt Limit
Federal Budget & Debt
Deficit Spending
Gold Standard
Government Efficiency
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)
Hate Crime
Courts, Laws & Justice
Courts, a General Statement
Supreme Court
America's Criminal Justice System, a General Statement
Death Penalty
Property Rights and Eminent Domain
Privacy Rights
Obscenity Laws
Activist Judges Legislating from the Bench
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
Immunizations and Vaccinations
Alternative Medicine
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy, a General Statement
Energy Independence from Foreign Oil
Oil Drilling
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
Gas & Oil, a General Statement
Values, Religion & Family
Family Values
American Values
Sexual Misconduct of Politicians
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Planned Parenthood & Family Planning
Religion & State - First Amendment
Religious Tolerance
A Candidate's Religious Beliefs
Atheists and Agnostics
Faith-Based Volunteer Efforts
Teen Pregnancy
Indecency in the Media
Media Violence and Sex
Veterans, a General Statement
Veterans' Health and Medical Care
Disabled Veterans Health Care
Civil Rights
Civil Rights, a General Statement
USA Patriot Act
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
Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Illegal Drugs, a General Statement
Medical Use of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
War on Drugs
Poverty & Welfare
Poverty, a General Statement
Poor Children
Faith-based Initiative Funding
Public Service
Mandate Public Service
Food & Agriculture
Genetically Engineered Food
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling
Cigarettes, a General Statement
Financial Crisis
Financial Crisis
Bank & Financial Corp Bailouts
Bail Outs of General Motors and Chrysler
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
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