This is a 13 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on US Presidential Elections - Election of 2008 & 2012 - Obama. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The 2008 election was historic. Barack Obama became the first African-American to become president and first with a Muslim heritage. With the Obama/Biden win, Biden became the first-ever Roman Catholic vice president. Had the McCain/Palin ticket won, John McCain would have been the oldest president in history, and Sarah Palin would have been the first woman vice president.
Early campaigning had focused heavily on the Iraq War and the unpopularity of outgoing Republican President George W. Bush, but all candidates focused on domestic concerns as well, which grew more prominent as the economy experienced the onset of the Great Recession and a major financial crisis that peaked in September 2008.
Obama would go on to win a decisive victory over McCain, winning both the popular vote and the electoral college, with 365 electoral votes to McCain's 173.
The 2012 campaign was marked by a sharp rise in fundraising, including from new nominally independent Super PACs. The campaigns focused heavily on domestic issues: debate centered largely around sound responses to the Great Recession in terms of economic recovery and job creation. Other issues included long-term federal budget issues, the future of social insurance programs, and the Affordable Care Act.
Obama defeated Romney, winning both the popular vote and the electoral college, with 332 electoral votes to Romney's 206. His margin of victory decreased from 2008. Consequently, Obama became the first incumbent since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944 to win reelection with fewer electoral votes and a lower popular vote percentage.
ELECTION OF 2008
ELECTION OF 2012
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