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About John McCain

John McCain is the Arizona Senator and the Republican Presidential Candidate who stood against Democratic nominee Barack Obama in the US Elections 2008. McCain with 168 votes in the Electoral College lost to Obama who got 367 votes. Sarah Palin is his running mate and vice-presidential candidate.

Professional Biography

US Elections 2008

Paris Hilton attacked McCain and Palin in response to the few television ads. By first week of October, McCain lost a 11-point lead to Obama according to a Gallup Poll. Speaking at supporters in Bethlehem, Penn, he referred to them as 'my fellow prisoners' when he apparently meant to say "my fellow Americans" and instead of drawing cheers, the puzzled audience was silent.

Reports say Obama's transition preparations, should he be elected as the President are more extensive then McCain.

First Presidential Debate

McCain spoke at the First Presidential Debate at Oxford, Mississippi. He said that he would be willing to go after al-Qaeda targets inside that country with or without the approval of the Pakistani authorities but stressed that he would hold talks with Pakistan and allow it to take action in conjunction with US forces.

US Elections 2008 - Advertising Campaigns

Atleast two advertisements from the McCaim camp are found to be 'less than truthful' (negative advertising) and media analysts say that he has to now face an unprecedented wave of negative advertisements from the Obama campaign in retaliation. The new Joe the Plumber ads are found good but many say that with days to go in this election, it is too late to adequately develop this theme. With this McCain has lost the advertisement and earned media war.

McCain supporters

US casino bosses have put all their money behind McCain in Nevada.

A University study said that if Obama is selected over McCain it will not alone to symoblize that a Black American becoming the President alone.

US President George W Bush and First Lady Laura Bush have cast their votes for McCain by filling out an early voting ballot that will be sent by mail back to Texas.

Early voting trends

Early voting trends give Obama 53 to 34 percent lead over McCain already long queues are seen outside polling booths in some states where early voting has begun.

Indo-Pak Relations

McCain, along with Senators Joseph Lieberman and Lindsey Graham visited Pakistan on December 5, 08 from New Delhi. Speaking to the media, he said that there is enough evidence of former ISI officers involvement in the planning and execution of terror attacks in Mumbai and warned that if Pakistan does not act fast to arrest them, India would air strike targets in Pakistan. McCain later met Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani in Islamabad before proceeding to Kabul.

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Timeline

On 3 November 2012, Arizona Senator John McCain has requested the Barack Obama administration to give a full account of the attack on U.S. outposts in Libya. He insisted on the importance of a special committee to investigate the matter. Fellow Republican senators Lindsey Graham, Kelly Ayotte also joined him in requests for a special committee.

John McCain in News

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