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2008 Election

  1. 1. By Molly Marmion, Sarah Jacobson, and Cidney Ehya The Presidential Election of 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>The purpose of our webpage is to inform you about the candidates, their positions, and other facts about the 2008 Presidential Election. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2008
  4. 4. The Candidates McCain v. Obama
  5. 5. Republican Party <ul><li>National Security </li></ul><ul><li>Government Reform </li></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care </li></ul>P L A T F O R M
  6. 6. National Security <ul><li>Reduce size of nuclear arsenal and work with other nations to do the same. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase intelligence – key to prevention. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the ins and outs of bioterrorism and cyber terrorism. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Government Reform <ul><li>Change the government so that the interests will be for the long term. </li></ul><ul><li>Spend only what is necessary. TAX only to raise revenue for essentials. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Economy <ul><li>Strengthen and build a greater degree of security. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep more of what you earn. </li></ul><ul><li>Tax only for essentials. </li></ul><ul><li>Lower taxes for families </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce corporate tax - people will keep their jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Reform fundamental taxing. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Energy <ul><li>Bring down the high cost of gasoline and diesel fuel. </li></ul><ul><li>Create more jobs for American workers. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance our national security. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw oil from American supplies. </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear energy. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce demand for fossil fuels – especially due to the dependence on foreign countries. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Environment <ul><li>Rely on new technologies to decrease emissions. </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperate with other nations about the global concern. </li></ul><ul><li>Make changes but not have the American people sacrifice their ways of life. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Healthcare <ul><li>Encourage for decisions about when to use health care dollars. </li></ul><ul><li>Make patients understand their health care plan. </li></ul>
  12. 12. John McCain <ul><li>was the Republican candidate with running mate Sarah Palin. </li></ul>
  13. 13. P L A T F O R M Democratic Party
  14. 14. Democratic Platform <ul><li>Obama’s plans for his presidency include: </li></ul><ul><li>jumpstarting the economy and providing middle class American’s immediate relief </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable, Quality Health Care Coverage for All Americans </li></ul><ul><li>· Retirement </li></ul><ul><li>· Good Jobs with Good Pay </li></ul><ul><li>· Work and Family </li></ul><ul><li>· Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>· Opportunity for Women </li></ul>
  15. 15. Investing in American competitiveness <ul><li>New American Energy </li></ul><ul><li>A World Class Education for Every Child </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-school </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>Science, Technology and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in Manufacturing and Our Manufacturing Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Creating New Jobs by Rebuilding American Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>A Connected America </li></ul><ul><li>Support Small Business and Entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Real Leadership for Rural America </li></ul>
  16. 16. Ending the war in Iraq <ul><li>Defeating Al Qaeda and Combating Terrorism </li></ul><ul><li>Win in Afghanistan </li></ul><ul><li>Seek a new partnership with Pakistan </li></ul><ul><li>Combat terrorism </li></ul><ul><li>Secure the homeland </li></ul><ul><li>Pursue intelligence reform </li></ul>
  17. 17. Preventing the spread and use of weapons of mass destruction <ul><li>A World without Nuclear Weapon </li></ul><ul><li>Secure Nuclear Weapons and the Materials to Make them </li></ul><ul><li>End the Production of Fissile Material </li></ul><ul><li>End Cold War Nuclear Postures </li></ul><ul><li>Prevent Iran from Acquiring Nuclear Weapons </li></ul><ul><li>De-Nuclearize North Korea </li></ul><ul><li>Biological and Chemical Weapons </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger Cyber-Security </li></ul>
  18. 18. Spreading respect for human rights · Build Democratic Institutions · Invest in our Common Humanity · Global Health · Human Trafficking
  19. 19. Saving our planet <ul><li>Establish Energy Security </li></ul><ul><li>Lead to Combat Climate Change </li></ul>
  20. 20. Barack Obama <ul><li>was the Democratic candidate with running mate </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Biden . </li></ul>
  21. 21. The Results
  22. 22. OBAMA WINS <ul><li>and was sworn in on January 22, 2009. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Importance <ul><li>Since the country is in a recession, the president chosen has the chance to have great impact on the economy, which will effect not only the United States but the entire world. </li></ul><ul><li>The sworning in of Barack Obama marks a historical moment in history. He is the first African-American President of our country. </li></ul>