2008 Presidential Candidates

Below is a list of Potential candidates for the President in 2008. With the midterm elections over, politicians with ambition have begun to formally express their desire for the presidency in the form of “exploratory committees” which will allow the hopeful to raise money and travel without having to follow certain financial restrictions mandated by federal law.

With official events, such as candidate forums and official debates, beginning as early as February, 2007, the status of a candidate will be based on whether or not he or she is invited. Several minor candidates in the past have tried to litigate their way in, and while this has generated publicity, it has not ever generated support. Prior to the onset of these debates, other criterion are used and are listed below. At this stage still, many of the strongest candidates might have yet to emerge, and these lists include a few politicians who excite speculation among political activists, insiders, media commentators and political junkies.
(Please excuse the mess, this page is under constant construction. If you have any links for candidates please submit them at fantasypoliticsusa@yahoo.com thanks for looking and enjoy.)

Conditions for listing a candidate

As stated above, the election is currently in its early stages and some candidates are not yet official.

  1. Private Official Campaign Web Site, Required Data
    1. Private web page (non-free web page)
    2. Statement of FEC Status
    3. Valid current contact information (name, address, telephone, non-free email)
    4. Date and place of birth
    5. Intent of ballot placement or write-in status.
    6. Current list of Registration for write-in status

FEC – FEC Registered Candidate.
FEC-Other – FEC Registered Candidate, other election.
Non-FEC – Non-FEC Registered Candidate

Democratic Party

The Nominees for the Democratic Party

Former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee
official
Campaign Site
Mike Huckabee’s blog
Mike Huckabee’s Youtube
unofficial
Mike Huckabee’s Wikipedia page
Mike Huckabee’s Project Vote Smart page
grassroots Mike Huckabee blog
grassroots anti- Mike Huckabee blog


Former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts
official
campaign site
Mitt Romney YouTube
Mitt Romney’s MySpace
unofficial
Mitt Romney’s Wikipedia page
Mitt Romney’s Project Vote Smart page
Students for Romney


Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani of New York
official
Campaign site
Rudy Giuliani’s YouTube
Rudy Giuliani’s MySpace
unofficial
Rudy Giuliani’s Wikipedia page
Rudy Giuliani’s Project Vote Smart page
Draft Rudy Giuliani for President
Grassroots Conservative group for Rudy
grassroots Rudy Giuliani Blog
The official Web site for the Kevin Keating documentary, Giuliani Time


Actor and former Senator from Tennessee Fred Thompson
official
Fred Thompson’s campaign site
unofficial
Fred Thompson’s Wikipedia page
Draft Fred Thompson web sight
grassroots Fred Thompson for President sight
grassroots Draft Fred Thompson sight


Representative Duncan Hunter of California
official
GoHunter08
Duncan Hunter’s YouTube
Duncan Hunter’s MySpace
unofficial
Duncan Hunter’s Wikipedia page
Duncan Hunter’s Project Vote Smart page


Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas
official
Campaign Committee
Sam Brownback’s Blog
unofficial
Sam Brownback’s Wikipedia page
Sam Brownback’s Project Vote Smart page
unofficial Brownback MySpace
Students for Brownback


Former Governor Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin
official
Exploratory Committee
Tommy Thompson’s MySpace
Tommy Thompson’s Flickr page
unofficial
Tommy Thompson’s Wikipedia page
Tommy Thompson’s Project Vote Smart page


Representative Tom Tancredo of Colorado
official
Campaign Site
Tom Tancredo’s YouTube
Team Tancredo PAC
unofficial
Tom Tancredo’s Wikipedia page
Tom Tancredo’s Project Vote Smart page
grassroots Tancredo for President Blog


Former Governor Jim Gilmore of Virginia
official
Campaign Site
Jim Gilmore’s YouTube
unofficial
Jim Gilmore’s Wikipedia page
Jim Gilmore’s Project Vote Smart page
grassroots Jim Gilmore MySpace

Prohibition Party

Actively pursuing or interested in candidacy for the Prohibition Party:

Reform Party

Actively pursuing or interested in candidacy for the Reform Party: None yet.

Socialist Party USA

Actively pursuing or interested in candidacy for the Socialist Party USA:

Independents

Actively pursuing or interested in candidacy

Official primary caucus election dates

Delegates to national party are selected through direct primary elections, state caucuses, and state conventions. The process continues through June, but in previous cycles, including 2004, the Democratic and Republican candidates were effectively chosen by the March primaries, because the leading candidates had collected enough committed delegates to win in the national convention. This time we expect the candidates to be picked by super duper Tuesday, February 5th. Most third parties select delegates to their national conventions through state conventions.
This list was last updated on December 28, 2007.

Democratic primaries and caucuses


    January 3, 2008 – Iowa

    January 8, 2008 – New Hampshire

    January 15, 2008 – Michagan

    January 19, 2008 – Nevada

    January 8, 2008 – New Hampshire

    January 15, 2008 – Michagan

    January 26, 2008 – South Carolina

    January 29, 2008 – Florida

    SUPER TUESDAY
    February 5, 2008 – Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Texas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Massachusetts, American Samoa, North Dakota, Connecticut, Kansas, Georgia, Alaska,

    February 9, 2008 – Louisiana, Virgin Islands

    February 10, 2008 – Maine

    February 12, 2008 – District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland

    February 19, 2008 – Wisconsin, Hawaii, Washington

    March 2008 (date to be determined) – Democrats Abroad,

    March 4, 2008 – Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, Texas, Ohio

    March 8, 2008 – Wyoming

    March 11, 2008 – Mississippi

    April 22, 2008 – Pennsylvania

    May 6, 2008 – Indiana, North Carolina

    May 13, 2008 – Nebraska, West Virginia

    May 20, 2008 – Kentucky, Oregon

    June 1, 2008 – Peurto Rico

    June 3, 2008 – Montana, South Dakota,

Republican primaries and caucuses


    January 3, 2008 – Iowa

    January 5, 2008 – Wyoming

    January 8, 2008 – New Hampshire

    January 15, 2008 – Michagan

    January 19, 2008 – South Carolina, Nevada

    January 29, 2008 – Florida

    February 1, 2008 – Maine

    SUPER TUESDAY
    February 5, 2008 -, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah, California, Illinois, New York, Tennessee, Montana, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Georgia, Minnesota, Alabama, Alaska


    February 9, 2008 – Louisiana, Kansas, Guam

    February 12, 2008 – Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland

    February 19, 2008 – Wisconsin, Washington, Hawaii

    February 23, 2008 – Virgin Islands, American Somoa

    February 24, 2008 – Puerto Rico

    March 4, 2008 – Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, Texas

    March 11, 2008 – Mississippi

    April 22, 2008 – Pennsylvania

    May 6, 2008 – Indiana, North Carolina

    May 13, 2008 – Nebraska, West Virginia

    May 20, 2008 – Kentucky, Oregon

    May 27, 2008 – Idaho

    June 3, 2008 – South Dakota, New Mexico

Later events


    August 25 to August 28, 2008 Democratic National Convention, to be held in Denver, Colorado

    September 1 to September 4, 2008 Republican National Convention, to be held in Saint Paul, Minnesota

    November 4, 2008 – Election Day

    December 15, 2008 – Members of the United States Electoral College meet in each state to cast their votes for President.

    January 6, 2009 – Electoral votes officially tallied before both Houses of Congress.

    January 20, 2009 – Inauguration Day

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