Item description for Worth Fighting For by Dan Quayle...
Neither a policy book nor a story of Qualye's life, this work offers a refreshingly bold, often controversial look at the issues that affect the nation and individuals.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Jun 29, 2004
Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
ISBN 0849991242 ISBN13 9780849991240
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More About Dan Quayle
Dan Quayle is the author of two books: Standing Firm, a memoir that became a national bestseller, and The American Family: Discovering the Values that Make Us Strong. The former vice president also writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column, serves on a number of corporate boards, chairs several business ventures and is chairman of Campaign America.
Dan Quayle currently resides in Paradise Valley, in the state of Arizona. Dan Quayle was born in 1947.
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worth voting for Oct 28, 2000
This book is not as substantial as Dan Quayle's excellent vice-presidential memoir, "Standing Firm,"-but then it was never meant to be that sort of book. Instead Quayle wrote "Worth Fighting For" to expound his views to the US electorate in a bid to enhance his prospects for the Republican presidential nomination for 2000. As it transpired DQ dropped out of the race on 27 September 1999, after the Iowa straw poll. However, the man who has consistently been a values-driven politician has produced a coherent set of principles that epitomises the values of middle-America.It remains to be seen what his political future is but I would submit that this GOP stalwart is far from finished-and may well be a contender in 2004 (if Gore wins), or 2008 if Bush is successful next week. Quayle's book is divided into 6 parts with multiple chapters in four of the categories-The Cultural Divide,Freedom and the Middle-Class family, America and the Global Economy and Security Abroad. DQ always analyses issues on whether it benefits the American family-and this has been a consistent theme in his political life- he has, as Richard Nixon once said, 'the right instincts.' Perhaps that is why he has been so vilified by those whose agenda is so very different from the traditional values that have made the US, and western society in general, so great. As Barbara Whitehead noted, in her important article, 'Dan Quayle Was Right' ( "The Atlantic Monthly," April 1993). He still is, not only on family policy, but on a whole raft of issues, including privacy, equal treatment,tax relief, the value of faith and his opposition to activist judges ( he effectively chronicles some of the tragic consequences caused by these judicial meddlers). My main disagreement with DQ is over gun-control, something he doesn't favour but I do.This is a cultural difference as the country I live-in has not had a gun-culture. Quayle's book is not a must-read but it is a book that should be read by thinking Americans, particularly by swinging voters, conservatives and GOP voters. Hopefully if a Bush administration is formed in Washington, the former Veep will gain a cabinet post or alternatively try for a governorship. His courage, decency and family values should not be wasted. For standing firm and articulating policies worth fighting for, Dan Quayle is someone worth having, and, worth voting for.
Jibes with what I saw when I met DQ Aug 12, 2000
I met DQ at a promise keepers planning session at the Terre Haute Best Western last year. Not only was I captivated by his vision and stage presence, but he is also extremely handsome as a man. I went up to the dais at the end of his speech and thanked old DQ for the inspiration he has brought to my life--he invited me back to his suite to read an advance copy of "Worth Fighting For" (at that time the working title was Log Cabin: Not Just For Pancakes Anymore). I can't really go into the details of the rest of the time I spent with Dan in a non-hypnotic state, but suffice it to say, it's a night I'll remember for the rest of my life. Naturally, this book changed my life.
something missing here Dec 11, 1999
After reading this book I wondered how such a brilliant man could possibly be unable to spell potato. There is something terribly wrong here. It made me think of the saying of a great American, I can't right now remember which one, but the saying is, "What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is." Oh, that's right, it was our man Dan.
Most issue-oriented book ever for a presidential candidate. Oct 5, 1999
Never has a candidate for President issued such a detailed, issue-oriented book during a campaign.
"Worth Fighting For" is packed with facts, figures, and solid arguments for each of the policy positions Quayle espouses. The book is divided into 6 parts, each with a series of short chapters which give the reader a cogent treatment of an issue our country faces today. From the cultural divide, to the middle-class family, the global economy, to security abroad, the former VP shows us why America's future -- its ideals, truths, and children -- are worth fighting for.
The book's chapters on school choice, tax cuts, restoring justice through the proper appointment of judges, and China are especially compelling.
Quayle finishes with 10 detailed campaign promises. At the end of this book, you will know exactly where the former VP stands, and why.
This book is extremely well-written. Quayle grounds his positions in history, both his public service in the legislative and executive branches as well as world history. I challenge anyone to find a more comprehensive, issue-oriented monograph by a political candidate.
"Worth Fighting For" embodies a man who has staked out his position as the heir to Ronald Reagan. While the campaign has moved away from him now, as he says on p. 220: "The difficulty of the challenge is usually proportionate ot the reward."
Yeah, Right. Oct 3, 1999
The only question I have is, who is Quayle's ghost writer? Seriously, this is the man who barely passed college, who couldn't spell the word "potato" in a grammar school spelling bee, and who misspelled the word "council" on the stationary for his Vice Presidential Council on Competitiveness. Are we really supposed to believe that this is the voice of Dan Quayle coming out of this book? Yeah, right. This book is just another example of the right-wing hash that spews forth from the moneyed puppeteers who pull the strings of our modern-day politicians. Dan Quayle's contribution to this book? His cover photo. Nice, isn't it.