Obama decisively won the presidential election for many reasons and factors, including weaknesses of his Republican opponent, John McCain. This article explains five top reasons why Obama won the 2008 presidential race.
As election seasons near, the Bush team reliably trots out variations of the same tried-and true campaign taglines and tactics. Remember the silly color-coded warning sytem for terror alerts? Funny how it disappeared after Nov 2004. And who can forget Bush's cynical catch-phrase of 2000, compassionate conservative? And remember the Republican "smear and fear" tactics of the 2004 presidential election race?
Obama decisively won all three '08 presidential debates for many reasons. But McCain also lost the debates due to factors entirely independent of Obama. And because of five main factors, Sen. McCain is quite likely to lose the '08 presidential election.
Full text of uplifting remarks by President-Elect Barack Obama on the evening of election day, November 4, 2008, at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois.
The dates, moderators, formats and locations of the three debates between the '08 presidential candidates and one debate between the vice-presidential candidates. Also lists the eligibility qualifications to be included in 2008 debates.
Text of the well-received, "red meat" speech on the failing U.S. financial markets by Barack Obama in Golden, Colorado on September 16, 2008 in which he compared his and McCain's records and set forth a six-point plan for reform of U.S. financial markets.
The full text of Barack Obama's remarkable speech in Berlin, "A World That Stands as One" delivered on July 24, 2008 in which he sets out his hope and goals for world stability and fairness.
Full text of Barack Obama's insightful speech on June 30, 2008 on the meaning of patriotism, entitled "The America We Love."
The lively and frank, most-read articles at About.com Liberal Politics dissecting the too-close-to-call race between these two outstanding presidential candidates.
The Democratic candidates generally made the best of dreadful situation by attempting to squeeze intelligent answers into 30-second soundbites, and by respectfully responding to stupid questions. In hopes that the ills of 2007 political debates will be recognized and corrected, I've selected the top five worst moments of this disastrous MSNBC Democratic debate.
At the Democratic National Committee's Winter 2007 meeting, held February 1-3, 2007, 10 candidates for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination made their pitches to the party faithful in attendance, and to live C-SPAN cameras. The following are my brief comments about their presentations, and about their candidacies thusfar, 21 months before the November 4, 2008 elections.
The following is the Democratic Party agenda on electoral reform. "A fundamental tenet of our democracy is the right to vote and have that vote counted. We must be vigilant in protecting this right and ensuring that... "
This article chronicles the 2008 Democratic Race for the White House via the most-read and most searched-for intriguing columns hancdicpping the race, parsing the money issues, analyzing the polls and much more on the candidates.
The 2000 and 2004 US presidential elections were tainted with thousands of verified violations of citizens' sacred rights to vote. Millions were denied the ability to freely and fairly cast votes for their choices. As an example of US democracy willfully derailed, this article summarizes Congressional findings of the 2004 Ohio election for three main areas of voting rights: access to voting, accurate recording of votes, and accurate counting of votes.