This is another in an occasional series of articles on what the Democratic and Republican contenders for president are saying on the stump.

On Experience

"Some are saying Bush is a resume candidate. I think the country is going to be looking for leadership -- but leadership based on experience. And I honestly believe I have had more experience in a wide variety of jobs -- domestic; private sector; fighting for my country when I was shot down two months after my 20th birthday; CIA, which I wear as a badge of honor, because we'd better get an intelligence capability second to none.

"Then as vice president, where I've traveled to some 74 countries, and done things on the domestic side . . . such as deregulation and trying to interdict this insidious flow of narcotics into this country, and things that I feel have made a contribution to an administration that has done wonderful things for the United States of America."

On Loyalty to Reagan

"I can represent change without turning one's back on the progress we've made. I know I've been hit in the press and some political figures for being too loyal to the president, and I don't view it as being too loyal.

"In our family, loyalty is not a character flaw. It's a strength, and, yes, I've supported this president, and I don't think, if the vice presidency is going to mean anything, the president should be looking over his shoulder wondering if his vice president is going to be out carving him up."

On the Bork Nomination

"Judge {Robert H.} Bork has been universally acclaimed as a brilliant jurist and scholar of the Constitution. But Senator {Edward M.} Kennedy {D-Mass.} has already gone after Bork, before the hearings, before giving the man a chance. Never mind that the American Bar Association has given Bork its highest -- its very highest rating.

"Others say Judge Bork would upset the 'balance' on the court. You know, when liberals talk about 'balance,' I'm reminded of the line from 'Animal Farm': 'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.' When close votes go their way, liberals say the court is balanced; when close votes go against them, it's the end of the world. I recall that three years ago, Walter Mondale, in an effort to scare the voters, warned that President Reagan might get the chance to reshape the Supreme Court. The voters considered that possibility and pulled the Reagan-Bush lever."

On Arms Control

"This president, I believe, will be the first president in the nuclear age to achieve a significant reduction, if not elimination, of one category of nuclear weapons. I think I'd be better than any Republican or any Democrat running for president to build on that and add to it and get reductions in strategic weapons and hopefully to ban chemical weapons -- a treaty I put on the table in Geneva three years ago."

On the 'Unfulfilled Agenda'

"I'm going to say here's what we've done as an administration, here are our successes, here's the unfulfilled agenda, as we move into the '90s. In 12 years we'll have a whole new century, and here are my priorities, here is what I, George Bush, think is best for this country, and I'll be building on the experiences I've had in life, and the experience that we've had in this administration. It's not going to be some radical philosophical departure."

On the Nicaraguan Resistance

"I don't think we've made the case to the American people. I don't believe the American people are giving the kind of support for what I say our objectives are in this hemisphere: democracy and freedom. So I will take my share of responsibility for not having been as eloquent on that point . . . . The United States was the biggest supporter of the Sandinistas, under Carter and early days here, until it became clear they were unwilling to keep their pledge to the Organization of American States -- for free elections, freedom of the press, freedom of the church.

"What have they done? No certifiable free elections, humiliation of the Holy Father {Pope John Paul II}, closing down La Prensa . . . . I happen to believe {Nicaraguan leader Daniel} Ortega when he says theirs is a revolution without borders, that they are Marxists, when their postage stamps show Lenin, Marx . . . . I think we ought to keep the pressure on and do a better job at convincing people what's at stake here. We have not done it. It is not just liberal Democrats. It is Republicans, it is church people, and I feel a certain sense of personal failure at not having gotten the message out, but I feel viscerally about it.

On the Iran Deals

"I look forward to debating the Democrats on the logic or lack of logic of trying to reach out to establish some contact with the moderates on Iran. As one who wrote the antiterrorism report that still stands, I would not condone trading people for weapons. I think that as it turns out was wrong, was a big mistake, that wasn't what was designed, but that's what happened. Can't deny it, shouldn't try to cover it up, that was a mistake. That was wrong."

On Education

"Education is going to be a priority, and after I become a candidate I will have a specific education program that I think will accommodate this country very well and lead so we will be back where we belong as the number one best education country in the world, and that's the best poverty program, the best rural redevelopment program, the best competitiveness program and everything leads right back to education. And that doesn't mean the federal government has to do it all. Bully pulpit, Teddy Roosevelt called the White House, and that's the way I would use the White House when it comes to that number one priority for domestic America."

On Values

"Many in this country still have much to learn about right and wrong. Recently, we've seen stories about illegal insider-trading schemes on Wall Street and improper influence-peddling in Washington. We've seen instances of those in privileged positions failing to uphold the positions of trust we have placed in them.

"Our own administration has been the victim of individuals who haven't had the judgment or integrity to put the public's business above their own selfish self-interest. And if they're accurate, I find these reports of people setting up meetings at the White House for large sums of money especially disturbing. Those of us in leadership positions in government and in all walks of life must make something very clear: Greed is not a legitimate force in this society."

On Trade and Jobs

"One of the myths abroad is when I say we have created, since 1982, 13 1/2 million new jobs, some say, yeah, but they're all people flipping hamburgers at Wendy's. They're not. We have created 400,000 new manufacturing jobs and I want to see that continue. One way to have it continue is to have fair trade. I'm convinced we can compete. I think the change in the dollar and the yen is just beginning to work, and I believe that the trade deficit is going to come down. I believe our industrial base is going to be stronger."

On the Deficit

"Give us a line-item veto and a balanced-budget amendment that will discipline not just the Congress, but the executive branch as well. {I will} run against the spenders in the Congress. Harry Truman did in '48 when he ran against us, the Republicans, as the 'Do-Nothing' 80th Congress. I think I'll run againt the spendthrift Democratic leadership in the 100th Congress, because they appropriate every single dime."

On Agriculture

"There are gusts of change blowing through agriculture . . . . Those who tell you farming can go back to what it once was aren't being honest with you. Nothing goes back to what it once was. There are unstoppable technological advances being made in laboratories right now . . . . They're going to make harvests larger, which as we all know will make prices even lower. But technological advances will also reduce the cost of producing ethanol, which will help reduce our grain surplus . . . . I am not one who favors that we remove all subsidies in three years, or two years. You can't do that."

On Faith

"I don't believe a person could be president of the United States without faith in God. It is universal. It is much more than we think. An amazing thing happened at the funeral of Soviet leader Brezhnev. Things were run to a military precision; a coldness and hollowness pervaded the ceremony -- marching soldiers, steel helmets, Marxist rhetoric, but no prayers, no comforting hymns, no mention of God. I happened to be in just the right spot to see Mrs. Brezhnev. She walked up, took one last look at her husband and there -- in the cold, gray center of that totalitarian state, she traced the sign of the cross over her husband's chest. I was stunned. In that simple act, God had broken through the core of the communist system."