How much do you know about the presidential candidates

How much do you know about the presidential candidates? I knew as much as any other, but when I researched one of the presidential candidates John McCain I learned a lot more. It is important to learn about the candidates. Even though you can't vote, this is your country. This is the person who will lead the United States for the next 4 years.

John McCain was born in Coco Solo Naval Air Station, Panama Canal Zone, Panama. His father Jack McCain was in the Navy that is why he was born in Panama. On August 29th, 1936. He is still legally considered an American citizen though. Anyone born on a US military instillation is considered to be a United States citizen.

John McCain attended naval base Academy. He followed his father to New London, Connecticut. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and other naval stations in the Pacific Ocean. Family settled in Northern Virginia, and he attended St. Stephen's School in Alexandra. John McCain attended about 20 different schools throughout his youth. He earned 2 Varsity letters in wrestling. McCain played on the JV football team and he was on the tennis team. He participated in Student newspaper along with yearbook and drama club.

McCain attended United States Naval Academy in June 1954. Where his father and grandfather also went. He competed as a lightweight boxer for 3 years.

John McCain's family includes his wife Cindy McCain and his 7 kids. John McCain has 4 boys and 3 girls. His boys are named Douglas, Andrew, John, and James. His girls are named Sidney, Meghan, and Bridget. His parents are Jack and Roberta McCain.

John McCain was the U.S representative from 1983 to 1987. He is also the Senator from 1987-present. He is the senator of Arizona the state he currently lives.

McCain's views on the Iraq war are that we should stay in Iraq until it is the right time to leave. He believes it is essential for the United States to support the government of Iraq to become capable of governing itself and protecting its people. He strongly disagrees with those who advocate withdrawing American troops before that happens.

To expand natural gas and domestic oil exploration and production John McCain will commit our country to expanding domestic oil exploration. He will also promote and expand the use of our domestic supplies of natural gas.

To break our dependency on Foreign Oil by reforming our transportation sector John McCain will issue a Clean Car Challenge to the auto makers of America, in the form of a single and substantial tax credit for the consumer based on the reduction of carbon emissions. John McCain will commit a 5,000 tax credit for each and every customer who buys a zero carbon emission car, encouraging the automakers to be first on the market with these cars in order to capitalize on the consumer incentives.

McCain believes a 300 million prize should be awarded for the development of a battery package that has the size, capacity, cost and power to leapfrog the commercially available plug-in hybrids or electric cars. That battery should deliver a power source at 30 percent of the current costs. At 300 million, the prize is one dollar for every man, woman, and child in this country- and a small price to pay for breaking our dependence on oil. John McCain supports Flex-fuel Vehicles (FFVs) and believes they should play a greater role in our transportation sector. He also believes alcohol-based fuels hold great promise as both an alternative to gasoline and as a man of expanding consumers' choices.

John McCain has a comprehensive economic plan that will create millions of good American jobs, ensure our nation's energy security, get the government's budget and spending practices in order, and bring relief to American consumers.

John McCain has four pillars for health care. A. Affordability. B. Access and choice. C. Portability and security and D. Quality.

John McCain believes our schools can and should compete to be the most innovative, flexible, and student-centered- not safe havens for the uninspired and unaccountable. He believes we should let them compete for the most effective, character-building teachers, hire them, and reward them.

John McCain's principles for climate change. His climate policy is built on scientifically-sound, mandatory emission reduction targets and timetables. Climate policy should utilize a market-based cap and trade system. Climate policy must include mechanisms to minimize costs and work effectively with other markets. Climate policy must spur the development and deployment of advanced technology. Climate policy must facilitate international efforts to solve the problem. John McCain is Pro-life. He thinks that abortion is wrong.

John McCain's top immigration priority is to finish securing or borders in an expedited manner. Governors of Border States will be required to certify that the border is secure. Steps to border security include. Setting clear guidelines and objectives of securing the border though physical and virtual barriers. Ensuring that adequate funding is provided for resources on the ground, but also training facilities, support staff and the deployment of technologies, along with many more things he will do.

Some interesting facts about John McCain are that he is 5'7. He is a Virgo. He spent 5 and half years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. He is 72 years old. He attended naval base academy and he nearly lost his life during the Vietnam War. I hope in some way I have influenced you to commit to McCain-Palin.