About Dick Gephardt: Former House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt launched his presidential campaign on February 19, 2003, only to end it 11 months later after a disappointing fourth-place finish in the Iowa Democratic caucuses. A 14-term congressman from Missouri, Gephardt won the caucuses in 1988 during his first unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. In his second campaign, Gephardt stressed worker's rights and health care, but his campaign suffered from a lack of money. His poor showing in Iowa caused him to pull out of the race a day after the January 19, 2004, caucuses. Read full candidate profile >
Editor's note: This chart features brief summaries of candidates' viewpoints on some issues, based on their statements and records. Most candidates have offered more comprehensive explanations of their positions on these and other issues. More information may be found on their campaign Web sites.
Create universal, tax-free pensions for everyone at birth
State fiscal crisis
Reimburse states $53 billion+ for new health care costs
Repeal Bush cuts; keep per-child credit, marriage relief
Past advocate of deficit reduction; opposes Bush policies
Fuel economy with health care plan; aid small businesses
NOTE AG: Attorney General; ANWR: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; CAFÉ:
Standards that provide tax and other incentives for consumers to purchase
and alternative fuel vehicles; COPS: Community Oriented Policing Program;
DOMA: Defense of Marriage Act; GLBT: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered;
NCLB: No Child Left Behind; NMD: National Missile Defense.