- This was the 56th quadrennial presidential election.
- The 2008 presidential election took place on November 4, 2008.
- Barack Obama was the younger of the two candidates and a US Senator from Illinois.
- John McCain was a US Senator from Arizona.
- Domestic policy and the economy emerged as the main themes in the last few months of the election campaign.
All 2008 Democratic Candidates
- Hillary Clinton
- Barack Obama
2008 Republican Candidates: