Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
| The Truths We Hold,|
by Kamala Harris (2019)
| Smart on Crime,|
by Kamala Harris (2010)
| Guide to Political Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
| Where We Go From Here,|
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
|Conscience of a Conservative,|
by Jeff Flake (2017)
| Two Paths,|
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
|Every Other Monday,|
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
|Courage is Contagious,|
by John Kasich (1998)
| Shortest Way Home,|
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
South-by-Southwest political conference
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from South-by-Southwest political conference (number of quotes indicated):
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (4) Democrat U.S. Rep New York- 14
- Amy Klobuchar (3) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
- Andrew Yang (1) Democratic candidate for President; CEO
- Bernie Sanders (2) Democratic Presidential candidate
- Bill Weld (1) Massachusetts Libertarian Vice-Presidential nominee
- Elizabeth Warren (5) Massachusetts Senator
- Howard Schultz (3) Starbucks CEO; independent candidate for President
- Jay Inslee (2) Washington Democratic Washington Governor
- John Delaney (6) Maryland Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
- John Hickenlooper (3) Colorado Democratic Colorado Governor
- John Kasich (2) Ohio Republican Ohio Governor
- Julian Castro (2) Texas Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary
- Kamala Harris (2) California Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
- Pete Buttigieg (5) Indiana Democratic candidate for President; Mayor of South Bend, IN
- Tulsi Gabbard (7) Hawaii Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from HI-2
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2019 SXSW coverage:
The "South-by-Southwest conference" is a film-tech-music confab held in Austin Texas each year since 1987.
It has become a forum for political candidates, including several 2020 presidential hopefuls who participated in the Texas Tribune's “Conversations on America's Future.”
- BBC, "Nine Democratic candidates. One event. Who shone?," by Anthony Zurcher, 3/12/2019
- NPR.org, "Democratic Candidates Target Tech Giants," by Aarti Shahani, March 11, 2019
- CNN KFiles, "Takeaways from CNN's 2020 town halls at South by Southwest," by Eric Bradner and Dan Merica, March 11, 2019
- Cheddar.com blog, "Progressive Meets Conservative in Bill Weld's 2020 Run," March 11, 2019
- Fox News, "Ocasio-Cortez, at SXSW, blasts FDR, Reagan and capitalism," by Louis Casiano, March 10 2019
- Texas Tribune, "Conversations on America's Future," by Mike Clark-Madison, Mar. 10, 2019
- KVUE, "John Kasich addresses 2020 rumors at SXSW", by Jeff Bell, March 10, 2019
- Variety Magazine, "Start Building Your Own Power," by Matt Donnelly, 3/9/2019
- Sacramento Bee, "2020 Democrats flock to trendy SXSW festival," by Paul J. Weber, March 09, 2019
- Daily Beast, "Howard Schultz Bombs at SXSW," by Matt Wilstein, 03.09.19
- CNN.com, "Elizabeth Warren: 'I am not a' Democratic Socialist," by Devan Cole, March 9, 2019
Previous years' coverage:
- Deadline.com blog, "Bernie Sanders on Sensationalism of Stormy Daniels In SXSW Talk", by Dino-Ray Ramos, March 9, 2018
- (More issues coverage when it becomes available)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Howard Schultz: Pro-choice advocate for all of my life.
Julian Castro: Property was taken from slaves, so pay reparations.
Tulsi Gabbard: My time in the military changed my anti-gay views.
Tulsi Gabbard: I never personally supported gay conversion therapy.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Capitalism can't be redeemed because of profit motive.
Elizabeth Warren: Companies can be umpires or team-owners, but cannot be both.
Energy & Oil|
Jay Inslee: No "silver bullet" for climate: "silver buckshot" instead.
John Hickenlooper: Drank a glass of fracking fluid to show it was harmless.
John Delaney: Bipartisan carbon tax bill, but not the Green New Deal.
Howard Schultz: Green New Deal is well-intended but too extreme.
John Delaney: Don't believe Putin about Russian 2016 election interference.
Kamala Harris: I value the importance of diplomacy; I value relationships.
Amy Klobuchar: Automatically register citizens to vote when they turn 18.
Jay Inslee: End the filibuster; it dooms good legislation.
John Delaney: Nationally televised debates between President and Congress.
Bernie Sanders: We aren't divided on guns: just sick & tired of gun violence.
Pete Buttigieg: Medicare for all who want it: public option.
Tulsi Gabbard: End this new cold war and nuclear arms race.
John Hickenlooper: Crazy to drive out 11 million illegal immigrants.
Bernie Sanders: Wall is stupid, but ok as part of deal on DACA.
Principles & Values|
John Hickenlooper: Work with Republicans to advance progressive priorities.
Julian Castro: Make America smartest, healthiest, fairest & most prosperous.
Pete Buttigieg: Would be youngest president ever, and first mayor.
Tulsi Gabbard: To understand socialism, look at Venezuela.
Tulsi Gabbard: Labels like "capitalist" and "socialist" are misused.
Bill Weld: We can't go on pretending the president is normal.
John Delaney: Independently wealthy but grew up in a blue collar family.
Pete Buttigieg: Yes, young, but more government experience than Pres. Trump.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Moderate is not a stance; it's just "meh".
John Kasich: OpEd: moderate Republican who has been critical or Trump.
John Kasich: OpEd: Realism & anti-liberalism define #NeverTrump ideology.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Election winners didn't look like me; now maybe more will.
Elizabeth Warren: I'm not a Democratic Socialist; we can gain from markets.
Howard Schultz: Vast majority of Americans aren't going to embrace socialism.
Elizabeth Warren: Break up Big Tech companies: they stifle innovation.
John Delaney: Bipartisanship on infrastructure, digital privacy, and more.
Amy Klobuchar: Tax tech giants when they sell access to personal data.
Amy Klobuchar: Investigate big tech for monopolistic practices.
Andrew Yang: Tax tech giants to share in gains from growth.
Elizabeth Warren: Amazon is a monopolist; limit their monopoly profits.
Elizabeth Warren: Break up tech giants; they destroy competition.
Kamala Harris: Improve transportation infrastructure in rural communities.
War & Peace|
Tulsi Gabbard: No more wars for regime change, like Syria and Afghanistan.
Pete Buttigieg: Don't let Iraq war supporters plan Venezuela invasion.
Tulsi Gabbard: U.S. government lied to American people to launch Iraq War.
Welfare & Poverty|
John Delaney: Social justice is fine, but separate church and state.
Pete Buttigieg: Scripture is about protecting the stranger and the poor.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Reagan's "welfare queens" are a racist caricature.
The above quotations are from South-by-Southwest political conference.
Republican Conventions and Conferences:
- Republican National Convention, July 18-21, 2016
- Republican Party Platform, Aug. 29, 2012
- Republican National Convention, Aug. 28-30, 2012
- Conservative Political Action Conference, Feb. 12-14, 2011
- Conservative Political Action Conference, Feb. 18-20, 2010
- Conservative Political Action Conference, Feb. 27-28, 2009
- Republican National Convention, Sept. 3rd-5th, 2008
- Conservative Political Action Conference, Feb. 7, 2008
- 2004 Republican Convention, in New York City, Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2004
Democratic Conventions and Conferences:
- South-by-Southwest Conference, March 8-17, 2019
- Democratic National Convention, July 25-28, 2016
- Democratic Party Platform, Sept. 4, 2012
- Democratic National Convention, Sept. 4-6, 2012
- Democratic National Convention, Aug. 26th-Aug. 28th, 2008
- Take Back America Conference, June 18-20 2007
- Take Back America Conference, June 13-15, 2006
- Take Back America Conference, June 2-3, 2005
- Democratic National Convention, July 24-27 2004
- MoveOn questionnaire, June 17, 2003
- Take Back America Conference, June 4-6, 2003