With every twist and turn in the prolonged "primary circus" grabbing media attention, critics have accused the 2008 campaign of being long on personality and short on policy debate. Here’s a look at the issues confronting the candidates and where they stand.

National Security

Proposes immediate closure of Guantanamo Bay detention center.

Opposes torture, supports ban on water-boarding, but was not present for Feb. 2008 Senate vote on a bill to ban the practice.

Previously criticized USA Patriot Act, which expands authority of law enforcement agencies to fight terrorism. But voted to reauthorize it in 2006.
Proposes immediate closure of Guantanamo Bay detention center.
Vocal opponent of torture in detention. But voted against a 2008 bill seeking to ban water-boarding.
Voted to reauthorize USA Patriot Act in 2006.