Do You Remember Election '08?

Last year at this time, we were all recovering from our election overload. For more than a year, we had been inundated 24 hours a day with poll numbers, attack ads and endorsements. Every tiny story seemed like it could make or break the election (or at least CNN made us think it did). But now, those little details seem so insignificant. Dig into your memory and see if you can remember these details from the election before Barack Obama got elected.

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In the early stages, what Web site co-hosted two debates with CNN?
Huffington Post
2 of 15
How many electoral votes did John McCain get?
3 of 15
When Barack Obama was accused of "palling around with terrorists" by Sarah Palin and others, who were they referring to?
Jeremiah Wright
Obama's half-brother, Mark Obama Ndesandjo
Bill Ayers
Mike Klonsky
4 of 15
Why did McCain co-chairman Phil Gramm resign in July 2008?
It was revealed that he took money from a health care lobbyist
He called a New York Times reporter a "Major League a** hole"
He had a public argument with McCain over foreign policy
He became a “distraction” after remarking that the recession was a “mental recession” and that we had become a “nation of whiners”
5 of 15
After being featured in a John McCain campaign ad, what celebrity announced his or her candidacy in a video on
Paris Hilton
George Lopez
Martin Sheen
Lindsay Lohan
6 of 15
Which of these Republicans did NOT endorse Obama?
Jim Whitaker, Mayor of Fairbanks, Alaska
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell
Ohio Senator George Voinovich
Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan
7 of 15
Which of the following phrases did Sarah Palin NOT say at the Republican National Convention?
I told the Congress "thanks, but no thanks," for that Bridge to Nowhere.
They say "the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull?" Lipstick.
Only dead fish go with the flow
The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of "personal discovery."
8 of 15
Who was the Green Party nominee for president?
Ralph Nader
Cynthia McKinney
Winona LaDuke
Jesse Johnson
9 of 15
"I made a mistake and, you know, I had a different memory. My staff and others all kind of come together trying to sort it out; so I made a mistake, that happens. It proves I'm human, which for some people is a revelation." What was Hillary Clinton talking about when she made that apology?
Saying "George McCain" in an MSNBC interview
Erroneously saying Barack Obama was born outside the country
Stating that she had written the text of a health care bill in the 90’s when she only advised legislators on the writing
Saying that she had been shot at on a trip to Bosnia
10 of 15
On February 5, the most super of Super Tuesdays took place with 24 states and American Samoa holding primaries. Which candidate won the most total primaries that day?
Barack Obama
John McCain
Mike Huckabee
Hillary Clinton
11 of 15
What is the correct order of finish for the top three Republicans in the New Hampshire primary?
Mitt Romney, John McCain, Mike Huckabee
McCain, Romney, Huckabee
McCain, Huckabee, Romney
Huckabee, McCain, Romeny
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Even though both states held primaries, Democrats refused to accept the delegates from Florida and one other state because they broke party rules by moving up their primaries. What was the other state?
New Mexico
13 of 15
What is the correct order of finish for the top three Democrats in the Iowa caucus?
Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards
Obama, Edwards, Clinton
Obama, Clinton, Edwards
Edwards, Clinton, Obama
14 of 15
Stephen Colbert announced that he would run for president in both the Democratic and Republican primaries in what state?
South Carolina
New York
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Which of these states switched parties from 2004 and voted for Obama?
South Carolina