Advertisement
  1. Archive

The players // Nine candidates vie for the nomination

LAMAR ALEXANDER

Born: July 3, 1940, Maryville, Tenn.

Background: Former governor of Tennessee and president of the University of Tennessee. He also was education secretary under President Bush

Says: Individual states should have more say in decisions.

PAT BUCHANAN

Born: Nov. 2, 1938, Washington, D.C.

Background: TV commentator, newspaper columnist, former White House aide to presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan

Says: American workers have been sold out by corporate America.

BOB DOLE

Born: July 22, 1923, Russell, Kan.

Background: U.S. senator from Kansas, currently Senate Majority Leader

Says: His lifetime of public service proves he is the best qualified to be president.

BOB DORNAN

Born: April 3, 1933, New York City

Background: U.S. representative from California

Says: America is in "cultural meltdown" that must be saved with a new moral order.

STEVE FORBES

Born: July 18, 1947, Morristown, N.J.

Background: President and CEO, Forbes Inc., editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine

Says: Americans need a "flat tax" _ the same tax rate for everybody _ of 17 percent to give many people more money to spend.

PHIL GRAMM

Born: July 8, 1942, Fort Benning, Ga.

Background: U.S. senator from Texas

Says: Affirmative action should end, prisons should be tougher, the budget must be balanced.

ALAN KEYES

Born: Aug. 7, 1950, New York City

Background: Former career diplomat, former assistant secretary of state, talk show host

Says: America's problems come from the drift away from its moral foundation and the two-parent, marriage-based family.

RICHARD LUGAR

Born: April 4, 1932, Indianapolis, Ind.

Background: Former mayor of Indianapolis, now U.S. senator from Indiana

Says: America needs a president who knows a lot about the rest of the world.

MORRY TAYLOR

Born: Aug. 28, 1944, Detroit

Background: Owner of a company called Titan Wheel International

Says: He will lay off one-third of all federal workers.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Advertisement
Advertisement