Monday, September 2, 2019
McCain vs. Obama :: John McCain Barack Obama
The 2008 democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and the republican presidential nominee John McCain are both very well political speakers when it comes to the presidential election, but have certain issues that they differ on. To name a few issues are abortion, economy, same sex issues, taxes, and the war in Iraq. Which ever presidential candidate becomes elected this year, it will be a year to make the history books. If Barack Obama becomes elected he will be the first black president of the United States and if John McCain becomes elected his running mate Sarah Palin will be the first ever woman Vice President in America. It will truly be an interesting and history-making race for future generations to study. Barack Obama is forty-seven years old and born on August 4th 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii (obama-mccain.info). John McCain is seventy-two years old and born on August 29th 1936 in the Panama Canal Zone where his mother and father, both naval officers, were stationed (obama-mccain.info) Both their family roots have a bit of Scottish and Irish, but ObamaÃ¢â¬â¢s ancestry also includes the Cherokee Indians and Lueo people of Kenya. John McCain graduated in Episcopal High School in Virginia and then went on to the United States Naval Academy in 1958 (obama-mccain.info). Barack Obama went to many different schools up through high school but then attended Occidental College in Los Angeles for two years then went to Columbia University in New York for political science. He then continued school at Harvard University and graduated in the top ten percentile of his class. When Obama was interviewed about his grades in school he simply replied with, Ã¢â¬Å"Graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and a D in 8th grade FrenchÃ¢â¬ (obama-mccain.info). Differences in both presidential candidates begin to arise most when you look at their military service and religious backrounds. John McCain is Episcopal whereas Barrack Obama belonged to the United Church of Christ for twenty years. ObamaÃ¢â¬â¢s resignation from this church followed many offensive comments by his reverend. Obama also has no military experience while John McCain has had Naval aviator training, attended the United States Navy from 1958-1981, served in Vietnam, and was awarded numerous times for his achievements. Both contenders have had much experience in politics nevertheless. They have been senators at one time in their lives and each candidate has superb charisma and speaking talents.
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