Talk:United States presidential election, 2008

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Former good article nominee United States presidential election, 2008 was a Social sciences and society good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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May 2, 2006 Featured article candidate Not promoted
May 12, 2006 Peer review Reviewed
March 10, 2009 Good article nominee Not listed
Current status: Former good article nominee

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"Game Change"[edit]

How should the McCain campaign wish for a 'game change' with the Palin Choice be indicated?

Palin objectively had more state and local executive experience than the other presidential and vice presidential nominations the democrat and republican party. The bias against stating Palin as having executive experience as Governor vs the set of Biden, Obama and McCain is sort of getting objectively old at this point. The source of the McCains campaign 'game change' is not very clear and Palin seems to be indicated as a drag to the campaign, where she injected a dynamic into the public campaign long after the polls had gone away from McCain.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/107764/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Takes-Lead-Over-McCain-48-42.aspx — Preceding unsigned comment added by Christopherwhull (talkcontribs) 13:51, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Infobox pictures[edit]

Would anyone oppose me changing the pictures in the infobox from those that are there to these? Both new pictures were taken more closely to the election. (The two currently there are from 2005 and earlier than 2004, whereas the new ones are both from January 2009.) Apologies for my poor formatting.

It would remove Barack Obama.jpg to replace it with Obama portrait crop.jpg
and would replace John McCain official photo portrait-cropped-background edit.JPG with John McCain official portrait 2009.jpg. PrairieKid (talk) 04:36, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

I oppose it and I posted the bigger pictures of President Obama: Obama portrait crop.jpg and Senator McCain: John McCain official portrait with alternative background.jpg I think it looks better because the other presidential election wikipedia pages have bigger pictures of the candidates. The ones you posted are too small.


If your issue is size, that's pretty easy to fix. I went ahead and did that. What do you think? PrairieKid (talk) 04:11, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

I think that's fine. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cerretalogan13 (talkcontribs) 05:10, 26 May 2015 (UTC)


I think you should change the Obama picture to his official senate portrait, as the one being used was taken after he was elected BarackObamaportrait.jpg AvRand (talk) 01:41, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

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