2008 US presidential race

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To put [the "undecided" voters] in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. "Can I interest you in the chicken?" she asks. "Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?"

To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.

—David Sedaris, October 2008


This page is for information about the race (i.e. the candidates and their stands on various issues) for the upcoming 2008 US presidential election, which is bound to be a watershed event whichever way it goes.

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This page is written from a standpoint of assuming that the voting process will proceed properly and democratically; for details and concerns about the actual voting, see 2008 US presidential election.


The Party Nominees


The Numbers


Early candidates included:



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  • 2008/05/11 [L..T] Three Names Shock Me... A substantial list of economists sign a statement supporting McCain's economic policy, but it is revealed that they are nowhere near the majority in their profession.




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A rather telling quote, assuming it is genuine, from a comment on this article (with proofreading corrections):

As a Persian-Armenian woman, I am voting for Sen. Clinton. Me & my family voted for her 2 times & we will vote again & again. She has the brain, intelligence & experience to run this country. She will be ready to from the 1st day. She will work on stem cell [research], she will fix the budget. Remember President Clinton's era? He fixed the budget & left with a surplus; what was wrong with that? His personal lifestyle is not my business and it didn't affect me a bit. He will be an asset in the White House; he was one of the smartest presidents in past 30 years that I know of (living in this country). Obama is not up to par for this position yet, maybe in 12 years when he gets some experience. As for as republicans, I respect John McCain as a war hero, but I can not see all the hard tax payers' money get wasted in Iraq, I can not see us there for another 100 years. We will probably fix Iraq & then they will turn around and charge us $300 for oil. Romney? You must be kidding me. He wants to run this country as a corporation. I have worked with big corporations, and with them everything is money; they don't care about the employees & it is my way or the highway – similar to Bush's way. They can cheat us big time. Huckabee is a joke, he wants to abolish the constitution & create a religious base of laws, if I wanted that , I would have stayed in IRAN. Religion cannot be mixed with the current laws. We are living in year 2008, we have laws; we are not living in the 10th century were there were no laws.

Religion can not play a role in this country. If it does, then what will be different between us & the religious idiots running Iran? Go Hillary!