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Presidency 2008

IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS IS AN ARCHIVED PAGE
NO LONGER BEING UPDATED.
LAST UPDATE NOVEMBER 2, 2008.

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REPUBLICAN PARTY:

John McCainSarah Palin 

US Senator John McCain (Arizona)
Presidential Nominee

Governor Sarah Palin (Alaska)
Vice Presidential Nominee


DEMOCRATIC PARTY:

Barack Obama Joe Biden

US Senator Barack Obama (Illinois)
Presidential Nominee

US Senator Joe Biden (Delaware)
Vice Presidential Nominee


THIRD PARTY and
INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES:

Click here to view our Ballot Access Chart: See who is on the Presidential ballot in your state

BOSTON TEA PARTY / PERSONAL CHOICE PARTY:
Charles Jay Tom Knapp

Charles Jay (Florida)
Presidential Nominee

Tom Knapp (Missouri)
Vice Presidential Nominee


CONSTITUTION PARTY:
Chuck Baldwin Darrell Castle

Charles O. "Chuck" Baldwin (Florida)
Presidential Nominee

Darrell L. Castle (Tennessee)
Vice Presidential Nominee

NOTE: THE CONSTITUTION PARTY NOMINEES ALSO APPEAR ON SOME STATE BALLOTS UNDER THE BANNER OF VARIOUS STATE AFFILIATE PARTIES SUCH AS THE ALASKA INDEPENDENCE PARTY, THE NEBRASKA PARTY, AND THE INDEPENDENT AMERICAN PARTY (NEVADA).

GREEN PARTY:
Cynthia McKinney Rosa Clemente

Former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (California)
Presidential Nominee

Rosa Clemente (New York)
Vice Presidential Nominee


INDEPENDENT / AMERICA'S INDEPENDENT PARTY / AMERICAN INDEPENDENT PARTY:
Alan Keyes Wiley Drake

Former Ambassador Alan L. Keyes (Maryland)
Presidential Nominee

Wiley Drake (California)
Vice Presidential Nominee

NOTE: KEYES HAS BALLOT STATUS IN STATES UNDER THE LABEL OF AMERICA'S INDEPENDENT PARTY AND THE AMERICAN INDEPENDENT PARTY, AND IN OTHER STATES AS AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE RUNNING WITH NO PARTY AFFILIATION. THE NAME OF KEYES' VP RUNNINGMATE LISTED ON THE BALLOT VARIES BY STATE.

INDEPENDENT / INDEPENDENT-ECOLOGY PARTY / PEACE & FREEDOM PARTY / NATURAL LAW PARTY:
Ralph Nader Matt Gonzalez

Ralph Nader (Connecticut)
Presidential Nominee

Matt Gonzalez (California)
Vice Presidential Nominee

NOTE: NADER HAS BALLOT STATUS IN SOME STATES UNDER THE NAME OF THE "INDEPENDENT-ECOLOGY PARTY" (AN ALTER-EGO OF HIS CANDIDACY) AND IN OTHER STATES AS AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE RUNNING WITH NO PARTY AFFILIATION.

LIBERTARIAN PARTY:
Bob Barr Wayne Allyn Root

Former Congressman Robert L. "Bob" Barr (Georgia)
Presidential Nominee

Wayne Allyn Root (Nevada)
Vice Presidential Nominee

NOTE: GEORGE PHILLIES (MASSACHUSETTS) IS THE LP NOMINEE OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE AFFILIATE PARTY, AND IS SEMI-ACTIVELY CAMPAIGNING THERE FOR PRESIDENT.

PARTY OF SOCIALISM AND LIBERATION:
Gloria LaRiva Eugene Puryear

Gloria E. LaRiva (California)
Presidential Nominee

Eugene Puryear (District of Columbia)
Vice Presidential Nominee


PROHIBITION PARTY:
Gene Amondson Leroy Pletten

Gene Amondson (Washington)
Presidential Nominee

Leroy Pletten (Michigan)
Vice Presidential Nominee


REFORM PARTY:
Ted Weill Frank McEnulty

Ted Weill (Mississippi)
Presidential Nominee

Frank McEnulty (California)
Vice Presidential Nominee


SOCIALIST PARTY USA:
Brian Moore Stewart Alexander

Brian P. Moore (Florida)
Presidential Nominee

Stewart Alexander (California)
Vice Presidential Nominee


SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY:
Roger Calero Alyson Kennedy

Róger Calero (New York)
Presidential Nominee

Alyson Kennedy (New Jersey)
Vice Presidential Nominee

NOTE: THE SWP ALSO USES AN ALTERNATE (SURROGATE) SWP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE IN SOME STATES, WHERE NEEDED, AS CALERO WAS NOT U.S. BORN AND IS NOT CONSTITUTIONALLY QUALIFIED TO BE ON THE BALLOT.

INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES WITH BALLOT STATUS IN AT LEAST ONE STATE:

Jonathan Allen Jonathan E. Allen (HeartQuake-Colorado)

Jeff Boss Jeffrey H. "Jeff" Boss (Independent-New Jersey)

Richard Duncan Richard A. Duncan (Independent-Ohio) - No Campaign Website

Brad Lyttle Bradford Lyttle (US Pacifist-Illinois)

Frank McEnulty Frank E. McEnulty (New American Independent Party-California)

John Joseph Polachek (New Party-Illinois) - No Photo/No Campaign Website

Dr. Tom Stevens Thomas R. "Tom" Stevens (Objectivist-New York)

Jeffrey Wamboldt (We The People-Wisconsin) - No Photo/No Campaign Website


WRITE-IN CANDIDATES:
NOTE: NONE OF THE BELOW CANDIDATES HAVE YET TO ACHIEVE BALLOT STATUS IN ANY STATE.

Stephen P. "Steve" Adams (Independent-Kentucky)
Donald K. Allen (Independent-Ohio)
Blake Ashby (Independent-Missouri)
Lawson Mitchell Bone (Independent-Tennessee)
John K. Bootie (Independent-Pennsylvania)
Clark B. Braxton (Independent-California)
Richard H. Clark (Independent-Maryland)
Don Cordell (Independent-California)
Orion Karl Daley (Balanced Party-New York)
Christopher J. Dardzinski (Write In-Michigan)
Michael David Elder (Independent-Texas)
Cris Ericson (Marijuana Party-Vermont)
Michael L. Faith (Independent-Ohio)
Nick Farmer (Write In-Indiana)
Quay Fortuna (Ward Republic Party-Iowa)
Ronald "John Galt Jr." Gascon (Independent-Pennsylvania)
Mark B. Graham (Independent-Florida)
Pete Grasso (Independent-Virginia)
Jack Grimes (United Fascist Union-Pennsylvania)
Leonard C. Habermehl (Independent-Kentucky)
RaeDeen Heupel (Independent-North Dakota)
Thaddaus Hill (Madisonian Federalist Party-Texas)
Ronald Hobbs (Independent-Pennsylvania)
Brian Holland (National Socialist Movement-Virginia)
Yonyuth Hongsakaphadana (Independent-Connecticut)
William "Bill" Ingram (Independent-North Carolina)
Paul Jensen (Independent American-Michigan)
Rob Jorgensen (Independent-North Carolina)
Keith Russell Judd (Independent-New Mexico)
Daniel Kingrey (Independent-New Hampshire)
Steve Kissing (Independent-Ohio)
David Koch (Independent-Utah)
William R. "Bill" Koenig (Independent-Virginia)
Lou Kujawski (Independent-Ohio)
Elvena E. Lloyd-Duffie (Independent-Illinois)
Brad Lord-Leutwyler (Independent-Nevada)
James E. Lundeen (Independent-Ohio)
Joe Martyniuk (Independent-Illinois)
West Marcus (Independent-Alabama)
Charles Maxham (Give Me Back America Party-New Jersey)
James McCall (Independent-Ohio)
Tom Millican (Independent-North Carolina)
Robert Milnes (Independent-New Jersey)
Phillip W. Morrow (Independent-Texas)
James Mote (Independent-?)
Kevin Mottus (Independent-California)
Gary Nettles (Independent-Florida)
Jeff "Petro" Petkevicius (Independent-Louisiana)
John Leroy Plemons (Independent-Indiana)
Desmond Ravenstone (Independent-Massachusetts)
Arthur J. Regan (Independent-Massachusetts)

Platt Robertson (Independent-Nevada)
"Average Joe" Schriner (Independent-Ohio)
Edward N. Schwarz (Youth International Party-New York)
Jonathon “The Impaler” Sharkey (Vampire, Witches & Pagan Party-New Jersey)
Charles Symonds (Independent-California)
Diane Templin (American-California)
Da Vid (Light Party-California)
Lanakila Washington (Humanist Party-New York)
Jerry White (Socialist Equality Party-Michigan)
Ruth Bryant White (Independent-Nevada)
Kelcey Wilson (Independent-California)


OTHER RESOURCES:

Democracy in Action: P2008 - A great site has lots of detailed information on the 2008 Presidential contest. Published by Eric Appleman of GWU. Eric has been covering the White House races starting with the 2000 elections. Very useful, well balanced. A great resource.

Patrick Ruffini: 2008 Presidential Wire - Ruffini -- who was the website designer and Internet strategist for the 2004 Bush/Cheney campaign -- launched this nice news aggregator site in '05 to track all of the news and blog stories on the possible White House candidates from the two major parties.

The Next Prez - This blog site tracks lots of the key, mainstream news stories about the various hopefuls.

Presidential Primaries 2008 - Another blog site tracking the various hopefuls seeking the Democratic and Republican Presidential nominations.

Oval Office 2008 - Not even published in the US, but this site is a good non-partisan blog for tracking news on the 2008 race. Published by Daniel Owens in the UK.

New Hampshire Political Library - This site contains just about anything you could ever want to know about the influential New Hampshire Presidential primary -- including a directory of every candidate who ever ran in the NH primary. Maintained by the New Hampshire State Library, Franklin Pierce College, University of New Hampshire, St. Anselm College, the New Hampshire State Archives and the New Hampshire Historical Society.

PollingReport.com: White House 2008 - Why bother reinventing the wheel and writing our own poll tracking page when this excellent page already exists. To follow the trends in all of the latest polls in the Presidency 2008 race, simply visit this site.

C-SPAN: Road to the White House - Information, links and some streaming video events from one of the nation's leading sources of raw political television coverage. Covers the various likely Presidential candidates. Constantly updated.

Ballot Access News - This respected publication -- founded in 1985 by Libertarian activist Richard Winger -- tracks the attempts of third party and independent candidates for various offices to secure ballot access in the 50 states. The site also tracks changes in the law, court challenges and other interesting tidbits of third party news you usually won't find elsewhere. Use this page to stay current on which third party and independent candidates will and won't appear on your state's general election ballot in November 2008

Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - Dave Leip prepared this very informative site, which provides historic voting results from the Presidential general elections of 1860-2004 and -- when it rolls around -- the 2008 Presidential primaries. Covers the vote totals for the major party nominees and the top 2 or 3 third party nominees in each race. Colorful maps and graphs, too.

Commission on Presidential Debates - Established by leaders of the two major parties to ensure that debates remain a permanent part of every general election, this nonprofit and bipartisan organization sponsored all the general election Presidential debates since 1988. Their controversial and restrictive participation rules largely exclude third party candidates (even the major ones) from participating in these nationally televised debates. One of the groups protesting these restrictions is DebateThis.org.

US Department of State: Foreign Press Center - What is the difference between a caucus and a primary? How do nominating conventions work? What about the popular vote versus the electoral college vote? If you need a better understanding of the American Presidential election process, check out this informative site. The State Department runs this site to help inform foreign journalists about how the US political process works.

VicePresidents.com - No one pays much attention to Vice Presidents -- or, at least, they didn't used to -- except for these guys. History, trivia, quotes, bios, and more.

4President.org - An online museum of Presidential campaign brochures, bumper stickers and key speches from 1960 through the 2008 campaign. A great site for political junkies.

The Living Room Candidate - The American Museum of the Moving Image presents this great online museum of Presidential campaign TV commercials. The ads, which cover every election since 1952 (Ike vs. Stevenson), are an amazing resource.

Politics1: P2004 and Politics1: P2000 - Our archived pages from the 2004 and 2000 Presidential races. We're not updating them any longer, but we've kept them online if you're still looking for them. And, yes, we know many of the links there have gone bad ... and that some point to sites that are now pornographic ... but, I'll repeat, we're not updating them anymore. Think of them as sentimental reference points.

 


 

 

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