Apr. 15, 2008: Arizona Sen. John McCain speaking in the Wiegand Gymnasium at Carnegie Mellon University.
The Republican presidential nominee gave a major speech outlining his economic plan for the United States. In closing remarks of that speech, Sen. McCain said: “In the weeks and months ahead, I will detail my plans to reform health care in America… to make our schools more accountable to parents and taxpayers… to keep America’s edge in technology… to use the power of free markets to grow our economy… to escape our dependence on foreign oil… and to guard against climate change and to be better stewards of the earth.”
Sen. McCain was defeated by Sen. Obama in the presidential election on November 4, in both the electoral and popular vote by the largest margin in 20 years. McCain received 173 electoral votes and Obama received 365. Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States and was inaugurated on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.
(Photo by V.W.H Campbell, Post-Gazette)