Which candidate would make the best US president?
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2008 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES - BIOS AND VIEWS
 
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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.)

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Iran
Iraq War
Israel
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Kosovo
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National ID
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Science
Social Security
Stem Cells
Taxes
Turkey
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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?"

ARCHIVED WEBSITE: No new data posted since Jan. 19, 2009 because Barack Obama became US President the following day. The 2008 Election website was ProCon.org's most popular website ever with over 868,000 sessions between Dec. 12, 2007, when the site first launched, through Election Day on Nov. 4, 2008. We kept it active until Jan. 19, 2009, the day before President Elect Barack Obama became President of the United States. On Jan. 20, 2009 we archived the site - meaning we will no longer make any updates to it. The site will remain accessible in our "Archived Sites" section. Thanks to all our inquisitive readers, staff, and volunteers who made the project such a success.


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
Notices for 2008 Election and Other ProCon.org Information (archived after 30 days)

5/18/2015 - ProCon.org, America's Most Popular Resource for the Pros and Cons of Issues, Expands to Serve More than 6,000 Schools – 6,152 teachers, librarians, and administrators in all 50 states and 80 countries have used ProCon.org in their educational materials. We found 3,092 high schools (50.3%), 1,718 elementary and middle schools (27.9%), and 1,342 colleges and universities (21.8%) where educators referenced ProCon.org. The lesson plan ideas and teacher reactions to using ProCon.org are available in our Teachers' Corner. If you are an educator, please take our 2-minute survey and let us know how you use ProCon.org!

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Last updated on 11/1/2010 11:29:46 AM PST

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