2008 Election
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Which candidate would make the best US president?
Which candidate would make the best US president? ProCon.org has researched the US Presidential candidates and their views on 75 issues ranging from abortion to global warming to the war in Iraq. Read our simple, nonpartisan, pro-con presentations and decide for yourself: "Which candidate would make the best US President?"

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2008 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES - BIOS AND VIEWS
 
Democratic Party
Republican Party
3rd Parties / Independents
Barack Obama
Check mark for election winner
Obama, Barack
&
John McCain
McCain, John
&
Chuck Baldwin
Baldwin, Chuck (Cst.)

Bob Barr
Barr, Bob (Lib.)

Joe Biden
Biden, Joe

Sarah Palin
Palin, Sarah

Cynthia McKinney
McKinney, Cynthia (Grn.)

Ralph Nader
Nader, Ralph (Ind.)

CANDIDATE VIEWS BY ISSUE
 
Pros & Cons by Category
Abortion
Character
China
Criminal Justice
Cuba
Darfur
Death Penalty
Defense
District of Columbia
Economy
Education
Election Reform
Eminent Domain
Energy
Environment
Gun Control
Health Care
Immigration
Iran
Iraq War
Israel
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Kosovo
Marriage
Media
Medical Marijuana
National ID
National Service
Presidential Power
Religion
Science
Social Security
Stem Cells
Taxes
Turkey
US Constitution
War on Terror
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Notices for 2008 Election and Other ProCon.org Information (archived after 30 days)

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3/3/2015 - 20 Lesson Plan Ideas with Common Core Correlations – Free curricula to help teach counterargument, distinguish fact from opinion, analyze primary sources, build research speed, and other thoughtful lessons related to critical thinking. Lessons are listed by grade level and include adaptations and Common Core standards met.

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