The 2008 Presidential Election
It is 2008 and that means its Election Year. This is the 56th consecutive presidential election and a very peculiar one as the Democratic political party has elected the first woman to run for president, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, whom was former US First Lady. The Democratic party has aslo elected the first African American whom is the former Illinois State Senator, Barack Obama. It is a “Battle of the Firsts” for the Democratic party in 2008.
At age 60, Hilary Clinton is a representative for the democratic party. She was born in Chicago, IL. She is married to former president Bill Clinton, and they have one daughter, Chelsea Clinton. She attended Wellesley College and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1969. She then attended Yale University Law School and became Juris Doctor in 1973. In 1973 she was staff attorney for the Children’s Defense Fund. Then in 1974 she became staff attorney for the presidential impeachment inquiry and House Judiciary Committee. Next, in 1975 she became a faculty member at the University of Arkansas Law School in Fayetteville, Ark. From 1976 to 1979 she was an associate at the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, Ark. Then in 1979 to 1992 she made partner at the same Rose Law Firm. Prior to being a U.S. senator, from 1993-2001 she was First Lady of the United States.
The democratic candidate Barck Obama has great steam as the election year closes. Obama’s campaign has put him in a good position to be elected. However, republicans are hoping for this and looking at this as an advantage. Why? Well while many people think that Obama’s black skin color is his biggest disadvantage, it is truly at the bottom of the list of his weak points. The republican party is hoping that Obama WILL win the democratic ticket. WHY? Well they feel that this will be a great advantage for them to win the overall election. As part of their strategy, if Obama wins the democratic ticket they will