Bob Barr is the 2008 Libertarian nominee for President of the United States. Previously, he represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, serving as a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, as Vice-Chairman of the Government Reform Committee, and as a member of the Committee on Financial Services. He now practices law with the Law Offices of Edwin Marger, and runs a consulting firm, Liberty Strategies LLC, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and with offices in the Washington, D.C. area.
John McCain is the 2008 Republican presumptive nominee for President of the United States. He was a prisoner of war during the Vietnam conflict. He was elected to the US Congress in 1982. He served two terms as a member of the House of Representatives then ran for and won a seat to the US Senate in 1986. He won re-election to the Senate in 1992, 1998, and 2004. While serving in the Senate he has chaired the Senate Commerce Committee. He first ran for President in 2000, but lost the party nomination to George W. Bush.
Ralph Nader is an 2008 independent candidate for the Presidency of the United States. He has worked as an attorney, author, lecturer, political activist, and candidate for President of the United States in 4 previous elections. In 1965, Nader's public career was launched when he published Unsafe at Any Speed, a study of the safety of American automobiles. One year later, his work led to the unanimous passage of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Act. His consumer advocacy includes oversight of the FTC, environmental protection, and transparency in government decisions.
Barack Obama is the 2008 Democratic presumptive nominee for President of the United States. He was elected to the US Senate in 2004. He started his career as the Director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago Illinois. At his departure, to attend Harvard Law School, the organization had grown from 1 to 14 employees, and from an annual budget of $70,000 to $400,000. Upon completing law school, he returned to Chicago to work as an attorney. He served in the Illinois State Senate 1997-2004, and taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago 1996-2004.