United States Presidential primaries, 2008

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This website is an archive. It ran from 2006-2010. Virtually everything on here is outdated or inaccurate.

This page archives the candidates who ran for party primaries in the United States Presidential election, 2008.

This is a pivotal election for the United States. The field is wide open and there are a lot of good candidates. Don't just make a quick judgement-- check out all the candidates.


The primaries are over!

Full list of elected candidates as well as independents:

Primary debates

Dates courtesy http://www.p2008.org/. I'll link to videos and transcripts as well.

The Democratic debates

The two FOX News debates were condemned by the major candidates and both eventually cancelled.

The Republican debates

The Green debate

Learn about the candidates

This section is meant simply to introduce you to the candidates.

Which candidates...

opposed the Iraq war from the beginning?
Ron Paul, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama
oppose the PATRIOT Act?
Ron Paul, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich
oppose military action in Iran?
Ron Paul, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich
oppose the failed No Child Left Behind policy?
Ron Paul, Mike Gravel
oppose the death penalty?
Ron Paul, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama
would eliminate the income tax?
Ron Paul, Mike Gravel, Mike Huckabee, John McCain, Fred Thompson
oppose a border fence?
Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Bill Richardson
would legalize medical marijuana?
Ron Paul, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Bill Richardson, Chris Dodd
would end medical marijuana raids?
Ron Paul and all eight Democratic candidates
would amend or repeal NAFTA?
Ron Paul (repeal), Dennis Kucinich (repeal), Barack Obama (amend), John Edwards (amend)
Note: Richardson, Biden, and Dodd expressed concerns at the 7 August debate, but they all voted for NAFTA in 1993 and did not explain this inconsistency.
would get the USA out of the WTO?
Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich
would eliminate all federal bureaucracy not authorized by the Constitution and delegate it to the states?
Ron Paul
would amend the Constitution to ban abortion?
Duncan Hunter
would amend the Constitution to ban gay marriage?
Duncan Hunter, Mitt Romney
support torture?
Duncan Hunter, Mitt Romney, Rudolph Giuliani
don't explain their views on their campaign website?
Hillary Clinton (section was added, and only three months into the campaign too!)
have an unusual religious background?
Mitt Romney (Mormon), Mike Gravel (Unitarian Universalist)

The Democrats

The Republicans

The Greens

The Libertarians


For the truly obsessed only: http://www.pollingreport.com/2008.htm

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Fact checking

For all the lies.

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