Contrast of presidential *campaign positions of McCain and Obama. From year to year, presidential elections face many controversial problems that involve candidates’ personality and ideas, and they have a great influence on voters’ decisions. Many journalists and politicians express their feelings about upcoming presidential elections in provocative articles, revealing accomplishments of one and limitations of another, but the only right way to find out who our candidates are, and what are their real intentions, is to let them turn their ideas into life. Just remember the words of President George Bush during the 2000 campaign about building a nation. His position was very clear and stated that it is none of the government’s business, and …show more content…
He will also “establish permanent tax credit equal to 10 percent of wages spent or R&D”. McCain plans a retirement tax cut, to be exact, to lower Medicare premiums, and to “reform budgeting to treat equally spending and taxes and to stop damaging tax hikes”. Finally, he adds that “he is going to fight the Democrats’ crippling plans for a tax increases in 2011,” which compose about 700 dollars per person. (McCain J. , McCain Tax Cut Plan, 2008) It is surprising that Obama has no word about tax increases in his economic issues section; probably he has it in his official plan and there is no secret about it, but still, can we accuse him of not telling the whole truth? It is pretty clear that an average voter never reads official plans, and he will never know about tax increases if somebody like Mr. McCain, for example, will not reveal it for public. It would be foolish to assume that an excuse might be that elections are in 2009, and plans for 2011 can be reported in 2011, as candidates should inform their voters about all plans during their presidential term. Not less important question in economic development is trading policy and employment. Both candidates have a variety of valuable ideas about this issue. John McCain stresses his attention on lowering barriers to trade; he “will engage in multilateral,
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In a few days Donald Trump will become our president of the United States. Between Obama and Trump they are so much different Obama is a whole different person from Trump. I realized so much in these two from their speeches they did,from the way they talk, body language, and how they act around the press. I realized and i always knew that Trump would never make a good president just from speech. I have always liked Obama he did amazing things for us, he changed so many things in the US i am glad he was our president.
Both point of views draw in different people to side with the two former candidates, leading into the popular, and electoral votes. For Donald, there is of course lots of controversy on popular and electoral votes, rigging the system with Russia, etc. Trump had a total of 62,979,636 votes losing to Clinton in the 2016 race for presidency. But the thing that “matters the most” (not the people of America) but the electoral votes, pushed Trump to presidency. In the 2008 presidential vote, Obama gained 69,498,516 votes outnumbering his competition, John McCain by almost 10 million. Also, outnumbering McCain by electoral votes (365-173). To sum up, Obama and Trump have a lot of differences, differences that I could continue on listing if I didn't have to get on the the similarities.
The 2016 Presidential election has got to be the most aggressive yet entertaining election of all time. Who would have ever thought that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would be the two candidates running for President? This election has got everyone, everywhere riled up over who will win the campaign. Citizens of the United States could argue that neither one of the candidates running, is fit to be Commander and Chief. It has come to the point in this election where citizens are not engaging in voting for President, because of the candidates running. Due to the lack of participates voting, I believe that Senator John McCain would better qualify as President because he is a diplomat, he has a strong military background, he’s had years of experience and is a
Both McCain and Obama have impressive resumes when viewed objectively. They are both committed to protecting and defending the United States against both foreign and domestic
Other main issues were health care, energy and illegal immigrants. Obama stated numerous times during on the campaign trial that all Americans should have health care coverage they can afford. While McCain focused more on health insurance by compelling them to make prices within American’s means and make them feel protected with everyone receiving the same tax benefits. On energy, both candidates opposed drilling in the Alaska refuge but that is where the similarities end. McCain supporters during his rallies would chant, “drill, baby, drill” which gave much insight on his views on energy (Balz, 2009, 206). He supported the expansion of offshore drilling and the increased use of renewable sources such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. In principle, Obama said he didn’t oppose expansion of nuclear power but said it had to be done carefully and cost-effectively. The Republican platform had no
While it is undeniable that both of the Obama and Clinton campaigns were successful, their methods for winning could not be more different. Attacking against other candidates, defending personal relations, and putting others on the defense were all tactics that Bill Clinton used to win, going in line with how politics were run back in 1992. Attending rallies, speaking for the people, and shaking hands were Obama's main means for winning. Both campaigns had vastly different methods for winning, and both races were very close at one point. Ultimately, both candidates were able to read the attitude of the American public at that time and deliver what the public wanted to see, a candidate that, in their eyes, would be perfect for president.
President Obama came into office in the aftermath of the disastrous foreign policy record of the Bush administration. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 had served as a “switchman,” leading to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Bush administration exercised unilateral use of force and reluctance to engage the international community. As a result global elites and publics viewed the US unfavorably. The US economy was negatively affected by the costs of the wars coupled with the financial crisis of 2007. It was this environment that defined the contours of the election campaign of 2008. Obama campaigned on the idea of change, which represented a regeneration of America through domestic public policy reform and a return to multilateralism in foreign policy. Both domestic and international publics and elites were galvanized by Obama’s message.
Romney makes promises about the changes he will make starting on the very first day of his presidency. He states that he will focus on people getting a job first. Then he will balance budget cut deficit to reduce spending more money and solve debt. He states that he will challenge China on trade issues, trade that will work for the United State. He also said,” champion on
Obama had promised to be as honest and open with everything that he could. Sadly, so far he has not done a good job being honest. For example, with Obamacare everyone was told that they could keep their doctor if they wanted to, but many people have already lost their doctors because of Obama care (Navarrette). This may not affect everyone or even seem like a huge deal but if you are comfortable talking to your doctor and then you are switched to someone new it can be hard. A single mom with three kids was forced to go to Obamacare because the company she was working for told her she had to just take her chances with it. Obamacare has had problems since day one. Before they let it out for public use they should have fixed all the glitches and made sure it was a good plan and was actually going to do its job to save people money.
One of the biggest issues in America today is his next issue “Health Care” which he basically degrades Obamacare and is pushing his parties Patient Care Act. It is not clear in his statement what exactly that act is other than it will be better than what we have now. Not enough information to make an informed decision on which would be more benefit other than it is his opinion that it would
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Obama’s overarching campaign theme was the need for change. His theme of change had two facets. First, it meant a change in the White House, replacing the failed Bush presidency with a Democratic presidency. Second, it meant a change in the way that Washington worked. Divisive partisanship should be replaced by a more cooperative post-partisanship approach. The excessive influence of lobbyists in the legislative process should be replaced by a greater concern with the public good. Obama believed that voters were not only unhappy with the Bush administration, but that they were also unhappy with the nature
Abraham Lincoln assumed the office of the President of the United States 153 years ago. Barack Obama did the same 148 years later. Nearly fifteen decades separate these two historical events and astounding men. While one man has gone to great lengths to model himself after the other, there was possibly a connection there all along. The differences between Lincoln and Obama are evident and expected, but the similarities are remarkable and extraordinary.
The 2012 presidential election finally reached its conclusion late Tuesday night on November 6th, as the incumbent Barack Obama won a second term in the White House over the challenger Mitt Romney. The election, with its reputation as the most expensive presidential race in history, attracted wide attentions not only from the United States but also from many other countries around the globe (Confessore & McGinty, 2012). The election was also noted with a numerous number of debates and discussions in both online and offline about the two candidates’ policies and pledges on every level. However, while a lot of attention was paid to the candidates’ verbally expressed speeches and pledges, the candidates’