Some highlights from the article by Ed Rollins (CNN)
Potential new records for the history:
- African-American president
- President born in Hawaii
- Catholic vice president
- Woman vice president
- Vice president raised in Alaska
- Oldest man to be elected to a first term
This is the first time two sitting U.S. senators are facing off against each other. It is the first time since 1928 a sitting president or vice president is not a candidate.
He [Bush] will leave office with the lowest approval ratings of any president in modern times and will be judged as a catastrophic failure who destroyed his party, left his successor with two unpopular, unfinished wars and left the country in the worst economic condition in nearly eight decades. That’s not even counting the Bush administration’s inadequate response to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
I will vote for McCain, but I do so knowing he has run one of the weakest presidential campaigns in modern times and is probably going to lose big.
Having worked for four presidents, I know what tough decisions rest on a president’s desk each day. No matter how smart his advisers are, the decision is his.
Whoever wins, the next president may enjoy only two days of his presidency: his inauguration day and the day years later when he dedicates his presidential library.
Source: Election 2008 is heading for the history books (CNN)