Republican Party Candidate
John McCain: (70) McCain is currently the senior U.S. Senator from Arizona. He is also a decorated war hero and a former prisoner of war. He comes a Military family. Both his father and grandfather were U.S. Navy admirals, and McCain himself graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958. McCain has long been considered a “maverick” and a “straight shooter” in Washington, willing to butt heads with the GOP conservative base on such issues as Campaign Finance Reform and Immigration, and willing to back up the President on Iraq, even when the war became unpopular. www.johnmccain.com
My Take: He has kissed every butt he could to get the conservative vote and in the process supported postions he has long been against. He is trying to court both conservatives and democrats so what he says depends on who he pandering to. McCain certainly has the most experience and used to have good deal of willpower, but he has lost his spine.
It will be curious if the slime that call themselves the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth will say anything about the fact the John McCain signed a document that condemned the USA for the Vietnam war and admitted to war crimes while prisoner of war. If they spread lies about John Kerry, why not try the truth about John McCain?
Democratic Party Candidates
Barack Obama: (46) Barack Obama is a rising star in the Democratic Party. He first came to the public’s attention when he gave an electrifying keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention. He is currently in his first term as U.S. Senator from Illinois, and is the only African American currently serving as Senator. He has been staunchly against the Iraq war from the beginning, giving him credibility with the base of the party. Obama is clearly the candidate that is bringing the most excitement and passion back into the Democratic Party. He has brought in large crowds, far exceeding other candidates, wherever he is speaking. He is also taking...