Democratic Presidential Candidate Obama's Platform Analytical Essay by ABCs

Democratic Presidential Candidate Obama's Platform
An examination of the democratic nature of five issues on the platform of democratic presidential candidate, Barak Obama.
# 114130 | 2,894 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper examines Barak Obama's platform when he was the democratic candidate for the US Presidency. The paper examines his position on five elements and whether they are typically democratic in nature or if his position is closer to the conservative platform than many democrats realize. The paper specifically focuses on the five issues of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, gay marriage, healthcare, abortion and illegal immigration.

Table of Contents:
The War in Iraq and Afghanistan
Illegal Immigration
Gay Marriage
American Healthcare

From the Paper:

"It is a subject about which Obama is very vocal, and he has a plan. Obama's plan is to extend to 47 million Americans who have no health insurance, subsidized coverage that will ensure they have access to health care (Flint, Samuel S. and Gorin, Stephen H., 2008). The problem is that Obama is addressing the problem of non-coverage, not access to healthcare. Since the onset of managed care in the 1980s, healthcare access has become a myriad of formalities and paperwork that delays access to vitally needed services and physicians (Zelman, Walter A, and Berenson, Robert A., 1998) (Altman, Stuart H., Reinhardt, Uwe, and Schactman, David, 1999) (Birembaum, Edward, 1997). It is the job of managed care to determine what services and care can be accessed based on the outcome of the diagnosis (Birenbaum, 13-14)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Altman, Stuart H., Uwe E. Reinhardt, and David Shactman, eds. Regulating Managed Care: Theory, Practice, and Future Options. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999. Questia. 26 Aug. 2008 <>.
  • On the Issues, 2008, found online at, retrieved 22 August 2008.
  • Birenbaum, Arnold. Managed Care: Made in America. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1997. Questia. 26 Aug. 2008 <>.
  • Jasper, William F. "Comparing Candidates: The "Mainstream" Democrat and Republican Candidates for President Have Been Accused of Being Carbon-Copy Candidates. Is It True, and If It Is True, Why Are Their Stances Similar?." The New American 10 Dec. 2007: 8+. Questia. 26 Aug. 2008 <>.
  • Joffe, Carole. Doctors of Conscience: The Struggle to Provide Abortion before and after Roe v. Wade. Boston: Beacon Press, 1995. Questia. 26 Aug. 2008 <>.

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Democratic Presidential Candidate Obama's Platform (2009, May 31) Retrieved March 25, 2023, from

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"Democratic Presidential Candidate Obama's Platform" 31 May 2009. Web. 25 March. 2023. <>