John McCain and Barrack Obama Presidential Election 2008
This year’s election will without a doubt be a memorable one for me because for the first time in my 17 years of existence I have paid attention to the election campaign and studied each side of the spectrum. Through careful research and examination I have been able to acquire both the pros and cons of each candidate. Although I am not of age to cast a vote I am still able to voice my opinion on who I feel would be suited best for our next president of the United States of America.
Both John McCain and Barrack Obama are seen to many as possible aces in the foreign affairs department. McCain is a military veteran and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services, and has more than 20 years of experience in the Senate. Obama is a member of the Committee on Foreign Relations and has an international background and charisma that is similar to JFK. Obama is distinguished as an outsider fighting to shake up the political system, while McCain a "maverick" is known to work across party lines. And in a standoff of macho celebrities, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is one of my heroes, seems to be siding with McCain; while on the other hand, Robert De Niro has Obama's back.
Now their differences are quit clear: John McCain is a real big supporter of the war in Iraq, while Obama wants to bring back all the troops as soon as possible. While as a social conservative, McCain would support a constitutional ban on abortion and has changed his thoughts on whether or not he will be supporting civil unions for gay marriage, while on the other hand Obama is pro-choice and supports civil unions for gay couples. However, some young conservatives are finding themselves tempted by the Democratic candidate.
In my opinion I feel that the election is not favored towards Barack Obama. The Democrats will most likely be the favorites: there is an unpopular war at hand, an unpopular president at...