About Wesley Clark: A retired four-star general and former supreme commander of NATO, Wesley Clark entered the race for the Democratic nomination on September 17, 2003. He won the Oklahoma primary but didn't fare as well in other races and dropped out on February 11, 2004, after third-place finishes in Tennessee and Virginia. The West Point graduate, Rhodes Scholar and former CNN military analyst led U.S. and allied forces in the 1999 air war in Kosovo. The race marked Clark's first attempt at elected office. 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.
No specific plan; opposes increasing retirement age
State fiscal crisis
Give immediate help to local governments facing fiscal crises
Calls Bush cuts for rich irresponsible; would close corporate loopholes
Balance budget; lower long-term public debt
Incentives to keep jobs in U.S.; target manufacturing, high-tech
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.