Similarities And Differences Of President Obama And Barack Obama

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The 2008 Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee John McCain are both very well political speakers when it comes to the presidential election, but they differ in many ways. Both men differ in background, military and religion, and views on different subjects dealing with the United States. Even though they differ for the most part, the two candidates do have a few similarities.
Barack Obama is forty-seven years old and was born on August 4th, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii (obama-mccain.info). John McCain is seventy-two years old and was born on August 29th, 1963 in the Panama Canal Zone, where his mother and father; both naval officers were stationed (obama-mccain.info). Both their family roots have a bit of Scottish and Irish, but Obama’s ancestry also includes Cherokee Indians and Lueo people of Kenya. John McCain graduated from Episcopal High School in Virginia and then went on t the United States Naval Academy in 1958 (obama-mccain.info). Barack Obama went to many different schools up through High School, but then attended Occidental College in Los Angeles for two years, then went to Columbia University in New York for political science. He then continued his education at Harvard University and graduated to ten percentile of graduating class.
Differences in both presidential candidates begin to arise most when you look at their military service and religious background. John McCain is Episcopal whereas Barack Obama belonged to the
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