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)

10/8/2014 – NEW ProCon.org Website! – Local Elections – Since our presidential election websites helped millions of people decide whom to vote for, many readers have asked ProCon.org to cover local elections. For the first time ever, and in a more limited capacity, we have brought our unique brand of election coverage to local elections starting with Santa Monica, California where we are based. Our 52nd website gathers views from the Santa Monica city council, school board, and college board candidates on important community issues. Click on a candidate, click on an issue, or take the quiz to see which candidate best matches your views. More than 600,000 people took a similar version of our quiz for the 2012 presidential election.

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