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US Election 2008

Election of 2008 Summary

After the housing bubble burst, George W. Bush left the economy in rough shape. This led to the Great Recession, sending Bush’s approval ratings plummeting. Any candidate had to pick up the pieces that Bush left on the economy.

The Republicans chose John McCain, as their nominee. Then for the Democratic party, Barack Obama became the first African-American to get nominated by a major political party. He focused on bringing the troops home, the economy, and overall change.

After the people voted, Barack Obama became the 44th president in American history. He received 365 electoral votes and was the first African-American sworn into office. John McCain, on the other hand, picked up 173 electoral votes.

Barack Obama

Forty-forth President of the United States

Vice President: Joe Biden
Total Electoral Votes: 365
Electoral Vote: 67.8%
Political Party: Democratic

Barack Obama

2008 Election Timeline

1992: Bill Clinton
1996: Bill Clinton
2000: George W. Bush
2004: George W. Bush

2008: Barack Obama
2012: Barack Obama
2016: Donald Trump
2020: Joe Biden

US Election 2008 Timeline

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