Select A Candidate ®

Candidate Positions on Sub-prime mortgage

The following positions reflect those used for each candidate in the Select A Candidate survey. They come from the candidates; public statements, Web sites, and responses to Minnesota Public Radio questionnaires. In some cases, candidiates have failed to respond to inquiries, and their position is noted as "No known opinion."

Question: Do you support the government directly buying distressed mortgages from home borrowers and lenders?
Bob BarrBob Barr ANSWER OPTION: Candidate declined to provide an opinion

John McCainJohn McCain ANSWER OPTION: Yes.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: The McCain Resurgence Plan would purchase mortgages directly from homeowners and mortgage servicers, and replace them with manageable, fixed-rate mortgages that will keep families in their homes. (More Info)

Ralph NaderRalph Nader ANSWER OPTION: Candidate declined to provide an opinion

Barack ObamaBarack Obama ANSWER OPTION: No.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Obama and Biden will crack down on fraudulent brokers and lenders. They will also make sure homebuyers have honest and complete information about their mortgage options, and they will give a tax credit to all middle-class homeowners. (More Info)