U.S. Presidential Election 2008

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The US Presidential Elections is one of the most grandiose political event in the recent times.The publicity associated with it is perhaps justified, for the President of the United States is invariably one of the most important political positions around the globe.


60% of the voters believed that McCain was spending more time attacking Obama than explaining his future strategies as President. 53% of the voters said that they would vote for Obama if the elections were to be held today, while 39% maintained their support for McCain. Another factor that seems to be working against McCain is his choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate. As the Election Day draws closer, Barrack Obama is gradually narrowing the gap between himself and the Presidential seat.

No one can deny that aura and charm has played an integral role in the US Presidential Race, 2008. It is one of the key qualities which Obama uses very efficiently to his advantage. His youthful energy and excellent oratorical skills, coupled with his promise for change has completely mystified the American youth. But Dennis Byrne argues that there is much more to a President than just charm. Once the aura fades away, a President has to make extremely tough choices which deeply influence peoples' lives. Byrne believes that Obama's inexperience might be a problem once he actually has to start working in office.

In her first speech after being nominated as the Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin remarked repeatedly how "exceptional" a country USA is. ...
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