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The U.S. presidential election of 2008 is scheduled to occur on November 4, 2008. The election will determine the 44th President of the United States[1]. The allocation of electoral votes to each state will remain the same for this election as it was for the election in 2004, relying on the 2000 Census. The winner will be sworn in on January 20, 2009. Image File history File links free clipart image of ballot box and ballot File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... An election is a decision making process whereby people vote for preferred political candidates or parties to act as representatives in government. ... The contents of this page have been moved to http://en. ... Image File history File links Electoral_map. ... Image File history File links Electoral_map. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will a Leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The presidential seal was first used by president Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii The President of the United States of America (often abbreviated to POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... Presidential election results map. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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The Incumbents

In 2008, President Bush will be prohibited from seeking a third term by Amendment XXII to the U.S. Constitution. In the three most recent eight-year administrations, the incumbent Vice President has subsequently run for President: George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States. ... The Twenty-second Amendment of the United States Constitution sets a term limit for the President of the United States, providing that No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President... The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ...

However, current Vice President Dick Cheney announced in 2001 that he would never run for President, a statement he reiterated as recently as 2004: while appearing on Fox News Sunday, Cheney stated: "I will say just as hard as I possibly know how to say ... 'If nominated, I will not run,' 'If elected, I will not serve,' or not only 'no,' but 'Hell, no,' I've got my plans laid out. I'm going to serve this President for the next four years, and then I'm out of here." Cheney is known not to be in particularly good health: a former heavy smoker, he has had four heart attacks and repeated surgery on his heart and circulatory system, and he has persistent atherosclerotic disease. Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American soldier and politician. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... George Herbert Walker Bush, GCB, (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States (1989–1993). ... The election was held on November 8, 1988. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government, the person who, in the words of Adlai Stevenson, is a heartbeat from the presidency, and in the calculation of Vice President John Nance Garner, not worth a bucket of warm piss. ... Richard Bruce Cheney (born January 30, 1941), widely known as Dick Cheney, is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States under President George W. Bush. ... Atherosclerosis is a disease affecting arterial blood vessel. ...


The 2008 race will therefore be a non-incumbent or "open seat" election in which a sitting President is not a candidate, barring President Bush's impeachment, incapacitation or death. Furthermore, assuming Cheney serves his full term and does not run, the 2008 race will be the first time since 1928 that neither the sitting President nor the sitting Vice President is a candidate for President. (Note that while the 1952 general election between Dwight D. Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson also did not include a sitting President or Vice President, sitting Vice President Alben Barkley had unsuccessfully campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination.) Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American soldier and politician. ... Portrait of Adlai Stevenson Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) was an American politician and statesman, noted for his skill in debate and oratory. ... Alben William Barkley (November 24, 1877–April 30, 1956) was a Representative and a Senator from Kentucky and the thirty_fifth Vice President of the United States. ...


Should Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (the current frontrunner in public opinion polls) receive the Republican party's nomination in 2008, she would revive an old practice that was the norm for the first fifty years of United States history. In early tradition, the Secretary of State post was traditionally the stepping stone to the Presidency. Many Commanders in Chief of the late 18th and early 19th centuries held Dr. Rice's current post before being elected, including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, and James Buchanan. The Secretary of State post remains the primary Cabinet-level office to succeed the Chief Executive in the presidential line of succession. In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954) is the 66th and current United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush. ... Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 N.S. – July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809), author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founders of the United States. ... James Madison (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was the fourth (1809–1817) President of the United States. ... James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was the fifth (1817–1825) President of the United States and author of the eponymous Monroe Doctrine. ... John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767–February 23, 1848) was an American lawyer, diplomat, politician, and President of the United States (March 4, 1825–March 3, 1829). ... Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862), nicknamed Old Kinderhook, was the eighth President of the United States. ... James Buchanan (April 23, 1791 – June 1, 1868) was the 15th president of the United States (1857–1861). ... The presidential line of succession defines who may become or act as President of the United States upon the incapacity, death, resignation, or removal from office (by impeachment and subsequent conviction) of a sitting President or a President-elect. ...


The Frontrunners

Though it is quite early on in the political process of the 2008 presidential election, names are already beginning to appear as potential candidates. While this information will most likely undergo changes as new public opinion data becomes available, the anticipated frontrunners for the major political parties in America are as follows:


Democratic Party Frontrunners

Based on all of the major public opinion polls as provided by the Opinion polling for the 2008 U.S. presidential election section, on average, the top five Democratic frontrunners currently appear to be: This is a collection of polls that have been conducted relating to the U.S. presidential election, 2008. ...


Average of All Major Polls

Democrat %
Hillary Clinton 38%
John Kerry 16%
John Edwards 14%
Joe Biden 6%
Bill Richardson 3%

The Latest Poll Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947), was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, as the wife of President Bill Clinton. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Joseph Robinette Joe Biden, Jr. ... William Blaine Bill Richardson (born November 15, 1947) is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party. ...


Kitchens Group Poll - conducted Jan 20-23, 2006

Democrat %
Hillary Clinton 42%
John Edwards 16%
John Kerry 12%
Joe Biden 6%
Russ Feingold 3%

EDIT as of February 7, 2006: These numbers do not take into consideration the potential running of either former Vice President (and President hopeful [2001]) Al Gore or Democratic Party Head Howard Dean. However, Gore has repeatedly said he will not run, and has made no action to prepare to, and Dean is restricted from running by his role as DNC Chairman. Russell Dana Feingold (born March 2, 1953) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ...


Republican Party Frontrunners

Based on all of the major public opinion polls as provided by the Opinion polling for the 2008 U.S. presidential election section, on average, the top five Republican frontrunners currently appear to be: This is a collection of polls that have been conducted relating to the U.S. presidential election, 2008. ...


Average of All Major Polls

Republican %
Condoleezza Rice 26%
Rudolph Giuliani 22%
John McCain 19%
Newt Gingrich 8%
George Allen 7%

The Latest Poll Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954) is the 66th and current United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush. ... Rudolph William Louis Rudy Giuliani III, KBE (born May 28, 1944) served as the Mayor of New York City from January 1, 1994 through December 31, 2001. ... John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is an American politician. ... Newt Gingrich Newton Leroy Gingrich, Ph. ... George Felix Allen (born March 8, 1952) is a Republican U.S. Senator from Virginia. ...


Kitchens Group Poll - conducted Jan 20-23, 2006

Republican %
Condoleezza Rice 26%
Rudolph Giuliani 25%
John McCain 20%
Newt Gingrich 20%
George Allen 3%

Timeline

Early fundraising and primaries

Candidates of the Constitution, Democratic, Green, Libertarian, Republican, Socialist and other parties have begun making their plans known as early as 2005, and candidates will emerge during 2006 and 2007 because of the long lead time for fund-raising. Federal election laws require the reporting of funds raised for the primary elections, and in the past the media has anointed "front-runners" on the basis of reported fund-raising totals. For example, this occurred with Howard Dean in the 2004 electoral cycle although he was initially considered a long-shot. The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... In United States politics, the Green Party has been active as a third party since the 1980s. ... The Libertarian Party is a United States political party created in 1971. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Socialist Party of the United States of America (SPUSA) is one of the heirs to the Socialist Party of America of Eugene V. Debs and Norman Thomas. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI in Roman) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A primary election is an election in which registered voters in a jurisdiction select a political partys candidate for a later election (nominating primary). ... Howard Brush Dean III (born November 17, 1948) is an American physician and politician from the U.S. state of Vermont. ...


Beginning in January 2008, the first primary contests will be held in Iowa (caucus) and New Hampshire (primary) and perhaps other states to select delegates to the party conventions. The primaries continue through June, but in previous cycles, including 2004, the candidates were effectively chosen by the March primaries. Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 26th 145,743 km² 320 km 500 km 0. ... A caucus is most generally defined as being a meeting of supporters or members of a political party or movement. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 46th 24,239 km² 110 km 305 km 3. ... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ... Speeches by important party figures are key features of the convention; here, former President Jimmy Carter addresses the 2004 Democratic National Convention. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Later events

August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... The 2008 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party will be held from Monday, August 25, through Thursday, August 28, after the Summer Olympics in Beijing. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... Election Day in the United States is the day when polls most often open for the election of elected public officials. ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Electoral College is the electoral college that chooses the President and Vice President of the United States at the conclusion of each Presidential election. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Inauguration Day is the day on which the President of the United States is sworn in and takes office. ...

Speculated Candidates

While it is rare for candidates to officially declare their candidacy prior to late in the year preceding the presidential election (in this case, 2007), some potential candidates may have expressed their interest in running, and are listed below. At this early stage, many of the strongest candidates might have yet to emerge, and these lists include few of the political figures who excite speculation amongst political activists, insiders, and media commentators.


Democratic Party

Main article: Potential Democratic candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential election

The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... While it is rare for candidates to officially declare their candidacy prior to late in the year preceding the presidential election (in this case, 2007), some potential Democratic candidates may have expressed their interest in running in the 2008 presidential election and are listed below. ...

Actively pursuing or interested in candidacy

Birch Evans Evan Bayh III (born December 26, 1955) is an American politician who has served as a U.S. Senator from Indiana since 1999 and a former Governor of Indiana. ... Joseph Robinette Joe Biden, Jr. ... Wesley Clark Wesley Kanne Clark (born December 23, 1944) is a retired four-star general in the U.S. Army. ... Thomas Andrew Daschle (born December 9, 1947), known as Tom Daschle, was a U.S. Senator from South Dakota and the Senate Majority Leader. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Russell Dana Feingold (born March 2, 1953) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... William Blaine Bill Richardson (born November 15, 1947) is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Mark Robert Warner (born December 15, 1954) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Virginia and is a former Democratic Governor of Virginia. ...

Other potential candidates

Governor Phil Bredesen Governor Phil Bredesen stopping for a pose while at the August 2005 PAC Conference at the Knoxville convention center, Knoxville, Tennessee. ... Hillary Rodham Clinton (born Hillary Diane Rodham on October 26, 1947) is the junior United States Senator from New York, serving her freshman term since January 3, 2001. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Christopher John Dodd (born May 27, 1944), is an American politician. ... Mike Easley Michael Francis Easley (born March 23, 1950) is the current Democratic governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Dennis John Kucinich (born October 8, 1946) is an American politician of the Democratic party. ... Governor Gary Locke Gary F. Locke (born January 21, 1950 in Seattle, Washington) was the Democratic governor of Washington (1997-2005), and the first Chinese-American governor in United States history. ... Joseph Manchin III (born August 24, 1947 in Farmington, West Virginia) was elected Governor of West Virginia in the 2004 election and took office on January 17, 2005. ... Janet Napolitano (b. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 6th 295,254 km² 500 km 645 km 0. ... Edward Gene Rendell (born January 5, 1944) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. ... Brian Schweitzer (born September 4, 1955) is the Governor of Montana and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Kathleen Sebelius (born May 15, 1948, in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American politician who is the current governor of Kansas. ... The Reverend Al Sharpton The Reverend Alfred Charles Al Sharpton Jr. ... Thomas James Vilsack (born December 13, 1950) is 40th Governor of the state of Iowa. ... Howard Brush Dean III (born November 17, 1948) is an American physician and politician from the U.S. state of Vermont. ...

Republican Party

Main article: Potential Republican candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential election

The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... While it is rare for candidates to officially declare their candidacy prior to late in the year preceding the presidential election (in this case, 2007), some potential Republican candidates may have expressed their interest in running in the 2008 presidential election and are listed below. ...

Actively pursuing or interested in candidacy

George Felix Allen (born March 8, 1952) is a Republican U.S. Senator from Virginia. ... Samuel Dale Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is a Senator from Kansas. ... William Harrison Frist, M.D. (born February 22, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee and a cardiac surgeon. ... Newt Gingrich Newton Leroy Gingrich, Ph. ... Rudy Giuliani Rudolph William Louis Rudy Giuliani III KBE (born May 28, 1944) served as the Mayor of New York City from January 1, 1994 through December 31, 2001. ... Charles Timothy Chuck Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is an American politician. ... George Elmer Pataki (born June 24, 1945) is the current Governor of New York State since January 1995. ... Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is a Republican politician who has been the Governor of Massachusetts since 2003. ... Tom Tancredo Thomas Gerard Tom Tancredo (born December 20, 1945) is a American politician from the Republican Party. ... Donnie Kennedy Donnie Kennedy was born and raised in Mississippi. ...

Other potential candidates

John Ellis Jeb Bush (born February 11, 1953), a Republican, is the forty-third and current Governor of Florida. ... Elizabeth Hanford Liddy Dole (born July 29, 1936) was elected to the United States Senate in 2002 to represent North Carolina for a term ending in 2009. ... Lindsey Olin Graham (born July 9, 1955) is an American politician from South Carolina. ... Alan Keyes is a former American diplomat and was a Republican presidential candidate in 1996 and 2000. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... Official language(s) None Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 42nd 32,160 km² 145 km 400 km 21 37°53N to 39°43N 75°4W to 79°33W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 19th 5,296,486 165... William F. Bill Owens, M.P.A. (born October 22, 1950) is an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 8th 269,837 km² 451 km 612 km 0. ... Timothy James Pawlenty (born November 27, 1960) is an American politician from the Republican Party. ... Rep. ... Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice The United States Secretary of State is the head of the United States Department of State, concerned with foreign affairs. ... Condoleezza Condi Rice, Ph. ... Marshall Clement Mark Sanford, Jr. ... Fred Dalton Thompson (born August 19, 1942) is an American lawyer, actor and former Republican senator from Tennessee. ... John Bruce Jack Thompson (born July 23, 1950) is a Miami, Florida-based attorney at law often cited in the media for his views on the effects of obscenity and violence in popular media. ... Tommy G. Thompson Tommy George Thompson (born November 19, 1941) is a politician and was the 19th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 23rd 169,790 km² 420 km 500 km 17 42°30N to 47°3N 86°49W to 92°54W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 18th 5,453,896 38. ... The United States Secretary of Health and Human Services is the head of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, concerned with The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ...

Third parties

Main article: Potential third party candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential election

While it is rare for candidates to officially declare their candidacy prior to late in the year preceding the presidential election (in this case, 2007), some potential third party candidates may have expressed their interest in running in the 2008 presidential election and are listed below. ...

Constitution Party

The Constitution Party is a conservative third party in the United States, founded as the U.S. Taxpayers Party in 1992. ...

Potential candidates

Chuck Baldwin (born May 3, 1952, La Porte, Indiana) is an American political figure, activist within the Constitution Party, and Baptist minister. ... Jim Clymer is the current party chairmen of the United States Constitution Party. ... Michael Peroutka Michael Anthony Peroutka (born 1952) is a Maryland lawyer, the founder of the Institute On The Constitution and once held a position in the United States Department of Health and Human Services. ...

Green Party

In American politics, the Green Party is a third party which has been active in some areas since the 1980s, but first gained widespread public attention for Ralph Naders presidential runs in 1996 and 2000. ...

Actively pursuing or interested in candidacy

Rebecca Rotzler is one of seven co-chairs of the Green Party of the United States, elected to that position on July 24, 2005 [1]. She is also currently deputy mayor and a trustee of New Paltz, New York, elected on May 6, 2003. ...

Other potential candidates

Medea Benjamin is a well-known political activist and Founding Director of the San Francisco-based NGO Global Exchange, which advocates fair trade alternatives to corporate globalization. ... Eric Reed Boucher (born June 17, 1958), better known by the stage name Jello Biafra, is an American punk rock musician and political activist best known as the former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys. ... Image:People others06. ... Peter Miguel Camejo (born December 31, 1939) is a financier, businessman, political activist, environmentalist, author, and one of the founders of the socially responsible investment movement. ... For the 18th & 19th century U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts, see David Cobb (Massachusetts). ... Matt Gonzalez (born June 1965) is a former district supervisor, president of the Board of Supervisors, and mayoral candidate in San Francisco, California. ... Winona LaDuke Winona LaDuke (1959 - ) is a Native American activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer. ... Pat LaMarche Patricia Helen LaMarche (born 26 November 1960) is an American political figure and activist with the Green Party; she was the partys vice-presidential candidate in the 2004 U.S. presidential election, with David Cobb as its presidential candidate, and is one of seven co-chairs of... Sarandon in The Banger Sisters Susan Sarandon (born October 4, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ...

Libertarian Party

The Libertarian Party is a United States political party created in 1971. ...

Actively pursuing or interested in candidacy
  • Lance Brown, Libertarian activist; candidacy announced in 1994.

Lance Marshall Brown (born August 20, 1972) is the Community Manager of PeoplesForum. ...

Potential candidates

Badnarik accepting the presidential nomination in May 2004 at the Libertarian National Convention in Atlanta. ... Colonel Kwiatkowski during an interview in Honour Betrayed Karen U. Kwiatkowski is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force whose assignments included duties as a Pentagon desk officer and in a variety of roles for the National Security Agency. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aviation branch of the United States armed forces. ... Mary J. Ruwart (born 16 October 1949) is a libertarian speaker, writer, and activist, the author of the bestselling 1992 book Healing Our World: The Other Piece of the Puzzle. ...

Prohibition Party

The Prohibition Party is a political party in the United States. ...

Actively pursuing or interested in candidacy

Gene Amondson (b. ...

Other potential candidates

Earl Farwell Dodge (b. ...

Independents

Potential candidates

Jesse Ventura (born July 15, 1951, as James George Janos, which is still his legal name) was elected the 38th Governor of Minnesota on November 3, 1998, after a career as Navy SEAL, professional wrestler, actor, mayor, and radio talk show host. ... Ralph Nader Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American activist lawyer who opposes the power of large corporations and has worked for decades on environmental, consumer rights, and pro-democracy issues. ... Warren Beatty Henry Warren Beaty (born March 30, 1937 in Richmond, Virginia), now known as Warren Beatty, is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director. ... Jonathon The Impaler Sharkey (born April 2, 1964 in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is a self proclaimed satanist and vampire running in the 2006 gubernatorial election in the state of Minnesota. ...

Opinion polling, prediction markets

Further information: Opinion polling for the 2008 U.S. presidential election This is a collection of polls that have been conducted relating to the U.S. presidential election, 2008. ...


Tradesports, an online betting company with active political futures markets, lists candidates bettors predict are the most likely to be nominated in 2008.[4] Tradesports, similar to Betfair, is an on-line sports betting exchange. ...


Candidate predictions

Dick Morris, political commentator, best-selling author, and former Clinton adviser, published a book in 2005 entitled "Condi vs. Hillary" (subtitled The Next Great Presidential Race) (ISBN 0060839139), in which he predicts that US Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice will be the Republican nominee in 2008, while NY Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the Democratic nominee. Morris also predicts that while Dr. Rice herself will not actively pursue the office, a grassroots draft movement (in the style of the Draft-Eisenhower movement in 1952) will see to it that Dr. Rice's name appears on the primary ballots and that Dr. Rice, without any campaigning on her own part, will receive the GOP nomination. There is already a large Draft-Rice movement, the most prominent group being a 527 political organization called Americans for Dr. Rice, which has accumulated thousands of members, already begun fundraising, and has aired radio and television ads in several key campaign states. There is also a group called VoteHillary.org seeking to persuade Sen. Clinton to run in 2008. Dick Morris appears on TVs FOX News channel. ... A variation of a campaign button being put out by Americans For Rice. ... A 527 group, named after a section of the United States tax code, is a tax-exempt organization that is created primarily to influence the nomination, election, appointment or defeat of candidates for public office. ... Americans For Rice is a 527 political organization dedicated to drafting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as the 2008 Republican presidential nominee. ...


Bob Woodward, in 2005, stated that Cheney is a "serious darkhorse" candidate for the GOP nomination in 2008[5] and later predicted that the nominees in 2008 would be Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Dick Cheney for the Republicans [6]. Cheney later stated however that even if he were offered the Republican nomination in 2008, he would not accept. This article is about the journalist. ... A dark horse candidate is one who is nominated unexpectedly, without previously having been discussed or considered as a likely choice. ... The Republican Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Democratic Party. ...


Notes

  1. ^  The person elected in 2008 will be the 44th President, provided current President George W. Bush serves the full remainder of his term, which expires at 12:00:00 EST (17:00:00 UTC) on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.
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