AS IF WE WERE GROWNUPS: A Collection of "Suicidal" Political Speeches that Arenít

Table of Contents

- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
- PREFACE (Former U.S. Rep Les AuCoin and/or former Senator Mark Hatfield)

1) FOREWORDS: Where We Begin
 A) First Words: We Can Do Better Than This

 B) Second Words: Our Cycle of Politics: Spoiling Spoiled Children


2) SPOKEN WORDS: The Speeches

 I) You Should Pay for My Campaign
    TELLING A NATIONAL SHRINERS MEETING ITíS TIME FOR PUBLIC CAMPAIGN FINANCING

 II) On the Contrary...
    TELLING THE AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA THE PRICE OF GASOLINE IS TOO LOW

 III) "No Amount is Too Much..."
    TELLING THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS MILITARY SPENDING IS TOO HIGH.

 IV) To Secure the Blessings of Liberty...
    TELLING THE CHRISTIAN COALITION OF AMERICA GAY MARRIAGE SHOULD NOT BE BANNED

 V) What Does It Symbolize?
    TELLING THE AMERICAN LEGION FLAG-BURNING SHOULD NOT BE BANNED

 VI) The Two Most Powerful Words in America
    TELLING THE US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WE NEED A NATIONAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

 VII) Stripping the Nation for Parts
    TELLING THE IOWA FARM COUNCIL ETHANOL DOESNíT DESERVE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES.

 VIII) The Camelís Damned Nose
    TELLING THE NATIONAL RIGHTS ABORTION LEAGUE TO COMPROMISE WITH ANTI-CHOICERS

 IX) The Definition of Insanity, Illustrated
    TELLING THE ANTI-DRUG COALITION OF AMERICA TO MOVE TOWARDS LEGALIZATION.

 X) Just Say NO to Legislative Terrorism
    TELLING THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB WHY MUST-PASS BUDGET BILLS MUST BE VETOED


3) AFTERWORDS Where to From Here?
 A) Practical Words: The 30-Second CounterSpot
    A TACTICAL NOTE TO CANDIDATES CONSIDERING SPEECHES LIKE THESE

 B) Encouraging Words: The Hidden Agreement
    WHY WE MAY BE CLOSER THAN WE THINK

 C) Last Words (for now) : Whatís Our Part in This?
    THE NEXT STEP



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