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2008 General Election (2008 Gold)

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Well, we all know the story. The underdog candidate from Illinois, Senator Barack Obama, came from down alot in the polls to upset Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and win the Democratic nomination for President. On the Republican side, they have their own comeback story. Just a year ago, Senator John McCain's campaign was considered to be dead. He had no money and was firing campaign workers left and right. But strong victories in both New Hampshire and South Carolina followed by a win in Florida propelled him to the nomination. We begin on September 1st, 2008. About two months until the 2008 election. At the Democratic convention, Senator Obama chose Indiana Senator Evan Bayh as his running mate. At the GOP convention McCain tabbed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as his #2 on the ticket. The race is on.

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Friday, September 4th, 2008

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- Senator Obama heads down to Florida to attend a rally. He gives a speech on Iraq and Health Care.

- Senator Bayh stays in his home state of Indiana to campaign for Obama.

- Senator McCain stays in his home state of Arizona to campaign for himself.

- Governor Romney headed to Green Bay, Wisconsin to try to tip the pivotal swing state towards the GOP.

Saturday, September 5th, 2008

- Senator Obama travelled to Ohio where he campaigned in Cincinnati.

- Senator Bayh heads to Colorado to speak about the Bush administration's mistakes in Iraq and McCain's ties to those mistakes.

- Senator McCain was in Florida a day after Obama trying to keep the state in the GOP column.

- Governor Romney stayed in Wisconsin.

Sunday, September 6th, 2008

- Senator Obama took a trip to Virginia, a state that has gone Republican every election since 1964.

- Senator Bayh took the short trip from Colorado to Nevada.

- Senator McCain headed to Ohio, following Obama for the second consecutive day.

- Governor Romney went to Oregon, trying to poach the state from the Democrats.

Monday, September 7th, 2008

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Monday, September 8th, 2008

- Senator Obama heads to North Carolina, a state that new polling shows is within the margin of error.

- Senator Bayh goes north to New Hampshire and barnstorms for Obama.

- John McCain heads to Ohio for the second time in a week.

- Mitt Romney is hoping to keep Missouri red by campaigning for McCain there.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

- Barack Obama barnstorms in Davenport, Iowa.

- Evan Bayh campaigns in Miami, Florida.

- John McCain stayed in Ohio for the second straight day.

- Mitt Romney barnstorms for McCain in West Virginia.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

- Barack Obama works on his Issue familiarity with advisors.

- Evan Bayh campaigns in New Mexico.

- John McCain heads home and rests in his homestate of Arizona. He also appears on the radio with Rush Limbaugh, but looks uncomfortable when he is called out for his not so conservative voting record on Immigration.

- Mitt Romney stays in West Virginia.

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

The New York Times reports that a leading Iraqi government official has been assassinated. More accusations also emerge about Barack Obama's muslim past. He vehomently denies the accusations.

- Barack Obama and Evan Bayh take a day off from campaigning as they head to New York to take part in 9/11 rememberance ceremonies.

- John McCain campaigns for himself in Colorado.

- Mitt Romney slammed Obama on the issue of what to do about Iran in Florida.

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Barack Obama has been endorsed by numerous publications including "The New York Times," "The Washington Post," and "The Economist." John McCain is endorsed by "The Washington Times."

- Barack Obama campaigns in Florida.

- Evan Bayh has Debate camp in Indiana.

- John McCain campaigns in Missouri.

- Mitt Romney stays in Florida campaigning for Republican House candidates.

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Barack Obama is interviewed on "The O'Reilly Factor" and makes a gaffe when in comes to outsourcing. John McCain followed on the show and did a great job of showing his experience.

- Barack Obama gives a speech attacking McCain's Iraq War position in Missouri.

- Evan Bayh campaigns for Obama in Virginia.

- John McCain surprisingly goes to Obama's homestate of Illinois.

- Mitt Romney is in Missouri at the same time as Obama campaigning for McCain.

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

- Barack Obama campaigns in Ohio.

- Evan Bayh attends a rally in North Carolina.

- John McCain spends the day resting in Illinois.

- Mitt Romney campaigns in North Carolina as well.

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Obama/Bayh - 236

McCain/Romney - 185

Too Close To Call - 117

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Monday, September 15th, 2008

CNN runs a story of how illegal immigrants are no longer sent back to their country but are instead arrested. It prompts an interest in the candidates' positions on illegal immigration.

- Barack Obama gives a speech at a rally in Richmond, Virginia attacking John McCain for his aggressive stance on relations with Iran.

- Evan Bayh had debate camp in his homestate of Indiana.

- John McCain campaigns in Iowa.

- Mitt Romney campaigns in Seaford, Delaware.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

- Barack Obama gives a speech on illegal immigration in New Mexico.

- Evan Bayh barnstorms for Obama in Florida.

- John McCain gives a speech about the War on Terror in Missouri.

- Mitt Romney barnstorms for McCain in Colorado.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Barack Obama was offered a chance to speak on The Rush Limbaugh Show but respectfully declined.

- Barack Obama took the day off to rest.

- Evan Bayh spent the day developing the campaign organization.

- John McCain spent the day campaigning in Virginia.

- Mitt Romney barnstormed in Nevada.

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

The Pentagon has drafted plans to attack Iran's nuclear capability. This sparks debate on the subject. Meanwhile, John McCain shined on Dateline.

- Barack Obama gave a speech attacking John McCain's position on attacking Iran in North Carolina.

- Evan Bayh barnstormed for Obama in his homestate of Indiana.

- Both John McCain and Mitt Romney spent the day in Florida.

Friday, September 19th, 2008

- Barack Obama gave a speech concerning the environment in Colorado.

- Evan Bayh took the day off to rest.

- John McCain gave a speech attacking Obama's pro-choice views in West Virginia.

- Mitt Romney barnstorms in North Carolina.

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

- Barack Obama barnstorms in New Mexico.

- Evan Bayh barnstorms in Ohio.

- John McCain barnstorms in Wisconsin.

- Mitt Romney barnstorms in Washington.

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

The first Presidential Debate between Barack Obama and John McCain is in 5 days.

- Barack Obama spends the day in debate camp.

- Evan Bayh gives a speech on Obama's health care plan in Florida.

- John McCain campaigns for himself in Arkansas.

- Mitt Romney barnstorms in North Carolina.

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Close States:

Florida

Obama - 50.2%, McCain - 49.3%

North Carolina

McCain - 50.4%, Obama - 49.2%

Pennsylvania

McCain - 50.1%, Obama - 49.4%

Ohio

McCain - 50.9%, Obama - 48.7%

Virginia

McCain - 51.3%, Obama - 48.1%

West Virginia

McCain - 51.4%, Obama - 48.1%

Michigan

Obama - 51.2%, McCain - 48.4%

Colorado

McCain - 51.3%, Obama - 48.1%

New Mexico

Obama - 50.7%, McCain - 48.9%

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