2008 presidential election, United States

  • Joe Biden announcement

    Then-US Senator (DE) and current Vice President Joe Biden announced he would seek the Democratic nomincation on March 21, 2006.
  • John Mccain, Rudy Giuliani announce candidacy

    John McCain and Rudy Giuliani both announced that they were forming exploratory committees on November 10, 2006.
  • John Edwards announces candidacy

    Then-US Senator John Edwards (D-NC) announced that he would be running for president.
  • Mitt Romney anounces candidacy

    Then-outgoing MA governor and eventual 2012 Republican presidential nominee announced his candidacy for the presidency.
  • Barack Obama announces candidacy

    Current United States President Barack Obama announced his run for president on January 17, 2007.
  • Hillary Clinton announces candidacy

    Former First Lady of the United States and Sec. of State Hillary Rodhmam Clinton announced that she would be running for the presidency on January 20, 2007.
  • Mike Huckabee announces candidacy

    Mike Huckabee announced on NBC's 'Meet the Press' that he would be running for president on January 28, 2007.
  • Obama, Huckabee win Iowa caucuses

    Barack Obama wins the Iowa Democratic caucus. Mike Huckabee wins the Iowa Republican caucus.
  • Then-President GWB endorses McCain

  • Super Tuesday

    Super Tuesday occurs -- Hillary Clinton wins OH, TX, and RI primaries. Obama wins VT primary and TX caucus. John McCain sweeps.
  • Hillary Clinton concedes

  • Joe Biden announced as Obama's VP running mate

  • Sarah Palin announced as McCain's running mate

  • Early voting begins - in some states

  • Obama-Biden win election

  • Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States