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  2008
                       The journey….
•   First things that are held in order to
    create the presidential race are
    primaries and caucuses.
•   A primary is an election that
    happens to take place before the
    main election. It is run with secret
    ballots and strict rules under state
    law. Chooses potential candidates
    (run by state and local
    governments).
•   A caucus is a bunch of people of a
    political party who show up at a
    party meeting and decide, by
    whatever system they want to use,
    who their choices for president
    are(in this case Obama and
    McCain).
•   A total of 19 candidates were in the running of becoming the chosen
    nominee for each party.
•   To receive the position of the party nominee, one must have enough
    delegates to be chosen.   (some candidates had none).

•   A delegate is a person appointed or elected to represent others.
•   Delegates are based on the population of a state. In order to become the
    nominee, (R) 1,191 (D) 2,118 delegates are needed to win.
                  Mitt Romney (R)
•   Born March 12, 1947 in Detroit
    Michigan
•   Graduate of Brigham Young
    University B.A., 1971and
    Harvard University M.B.A., J.D.,
    1975
•   Governor of Massachusetts
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•   Was attacked by his Mormon
    beliefs
•   His father was a three-term
    governor of Michigan
•   Received 271 delegates but
    dropped out of the race on
    February 7, 2008
          Mike Huckabee (R)
• Born August 24, 1955 in
  Hope, Arkansas.
• 1975 graduate of
  Ouachita Baptist
  University, B.A.
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  from 1997 until 2007.
• In 2003, Huckabee was
  diagnosed with Type 2
  diabetes.
• Received 278 delegates
                 John McCain (R)
•   Born August 29, 1936, in the
    Panama Canal Zone
•   Attended the U.S. Naval
    Academy, B.S., 1958; National
    War College, 1974
•   Spent 5 1/2 years in captivity as
    a prisoner of war in North
    Vietnam (1967-1973)
•   Senator from Arizona
•   Won the nomination for
    republicans with 1,575
    delegates.
                John Edwards (D)
•   Born June 10, 1953 in Seneca,
    South Carolina
•   Graduate of North Carolina
    State University, B.S., 1974;
    and the University of North
    Carolina, J.D., 1977
•   Lawyer and former director of
    the Center on Poverty
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    dropping out he was named
    John Kerry’s vice president
    running mate.
•   On his second try running, he
    dropped out of the presidential
    race on January 30, 2008
•   Although he did not win any
    states he received (2)6
    delegates, making him 3rd
    runner up.
                Hillary Clinton (D)
•   Born on October 26, 1947 in
    Chicago, Illinois
•   Graduate of Wellesley College,
    B.A., 1969; and Yale University
    Law School, J.D., 1973
•   Was the senator of New York
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    elected to the U.S. Senate
•   Dropped out of the race on June
    7, 2008
•   Clinton received 1,896
    delegates
              Barack Obama (D)
•   Born August 4, 1961 in
    Honolulu, Hawaii
•   Graduate of Columbia
    University, B.A., 1983 and
    Harvard University, J.D., 1991
•   Former lawyer and state
    senator of Illinois in 2004
•   He was the first African
    American to be president of the
    Harvard Law Review.
•   Won the nomination for
    democrats with 2,201
    delegates.
• Obama’s chose the senator of Delaware Joe
  Bidin as his vice president running mate.




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• McCain chose Sarah Palin, governor of
  Alaska, to be his vice president.
• Sarah Palin became the 2nd women to be on
  a major political ticket




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                 Issues
• Major issues that was viewed during the
  race were healthcare, the
  economy/unemployment, the war in Iraq
  and Immigration



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               Results
• Many believed the election was going to
  be a close one.
• On November 4, 2008 Obama became
  the 44th president of the United States
• Obama won the popular vote with 53%
  over McCains 46%.
• He became the first colored person to
  become president.
      A win for the democrats!
• Electoral college= 365 to 173
          Belongs in the Books
• The 2008 presidential election wasn’t like any other. History was
  made, whether Hillary Clinton became the first female president,
  or John McCain being the oldest president. The ending result of
  the race, a colored person as our president. Many who have
  fought for color equality would not believe this event would
  happen in US history. Also this election was ground breaking
  with Sarah Palin being the 2nd female to be on a major political
  ticket. The 2008 election will be in history books forever
  because of the so many incredible events that happened and
  people that ran to make this election one of the most
  memorable. Overall, the 2008 election is one that will be in the
  books forever.


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