Tuesday, November 4, 2008

An Historic Election, Regardless of Outcome


The 2008 presidential election is an historic election--providing lots of "firsts" no matter who would win. Here's a few, though this is not an exhaustive list.

If McCain/Palin Win

  • John McCain would be the first septagenarian (72) and oldest to be elected.

  • McCain would be the first Vietnam vet elected to either to the presidency or vice presidency.

  • McCain would be the first Arizonan to win the presidency or vice presidency.

  • Sarah Palin would be the first female vice president.

  • Palin would be the first Alaskan to win the presidency or vice presidency.

If Obama/Biden Win


  • Barack Obama would be the first African-American to be elected.

  • Obama would be the first President born in Hawaii.

  • Joe Biden would be the first Roman Catholic vice president.

  • Biden would be the first president or VP from Delaware.

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