|2008 U.S. Presidential Election|
|Note: Nebraska's 1st and 3rd Congressional Districts voted McCain, while their 2nd Congressional District voted for Obama. McCain received the remaining 2 Electoral Votes due to winning Nebraska stateside. Nebraska (and Maine) do not use the winner-take-all method.|
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The 2008 US Presidential election took place on November 4th, 2008, the nominees for the two major parties were Senators Barack Obama of the Democrats and John McCain of the Republicans. It was won by Barack Obama who became the US President, as well as the first African American to hold the office.
- 1 Presidential Candidates
- 2 Vice-Presidential Nominees
- 3 Election Outcome
- 4 See also
Barack Obama (Democratic Nominee; Winner)
She lost to Obama in the Democratic Primary, but she had three main weapons:
- Ruthless efficiency
Joe the Plumber John McCain (Republican Nominee)
His main appeal was keeping the failed policies of George W. Bush, putting people to sleep, and fear-mongering.
The governor of Arkansas, a kooky Baptist preacher who wants to amend the constitution so it is in line with "God's word", despite having said he'd appoint an atheist to work in his cabinet. He now runs a talk show on Fox 'News'.
Ron Paul is a notorious cult leader who worships a warped view of the Constitution. By using the long-lost technique of calling Neocons idiots whose lack of regard for the Constitution borders on treason, his popularity skyrocketed among those who watched Fox News and had the brain capacity to use electronic devices, as he won every post-debate poll until he was banned from debates and the Republican Convention itself.
Ralph Nader, despite being a strong supporter of liberal ideas, is still remembered by many as the candidate who, back in 2000 U.S. Presidential Election, resulted in George W. Bush being elected in the first place. He would have been a decent president, but he just had no chance of winning.
Joe Biden His main appeal was experience, was a strong asset to the Obama campaign by;
- Having a strong foreign policy and national security experience.
- Campaigning for Obama in states such as Ohio and Florida, where he had done poorly in the primaries.
- Having a 60 percent approval rating with the American people compared to Governor Sarah Palin's 44 percent.
Sarah Palin's main appeal was to female Republicans. She was chosen in an attempt by McCain to gain not only the Republican female vote but the female supporters of Hillary Clinton's primary campaign as well. However, this didn't work. Despite gaining a few female supporters, she hurt the campaign with;
- Her weak foreign policy experience (despite governing between two foreign countries, Russia and Canada.)
- Her less than a year and a half of experience as Governor of the isolated state of Alaska.
- Her weak interviews with Kate Couric and her inability to name one newspaper she reads.
- The pregnancy of her teenage daughter undermined her support of Abstinence-Only Sex Education.
- Her overall insanity.
Obama and McCain won the nominations of their respective parties. The candidates from other parties barely got a look from the American voting public, because America is chiefly a two-party state.
All of the Republican states voted for McCain, and all the Democratic states voted for Obama. Thankfully, the Democratic states have a higher total population.