The 2008 Election year has been an historic event for the state of New Hampshire and its voters. This election year was the first time an African American and a woman ran for President and Vice President. The Democratic Party selected Barack Obama and Joe Biden as the Presidential front runner and the Republican Party selected John McCain and Sarah Palin. New Hampshire votes had a unique opportunity see and hear these candidates speak. This photographic essay showcases the speeches and events that took place over the last year as these candidates try to gain the votes of the New Hampshire residents.