He is an advocate for capital punishment and often opined that the number of crimes punishable by death penalty should be expanded therefore, he expressed approval of the Biden plan that expanded the offences that were punishable by death penalty. McCain wanted intelligence officials to oversee the resolution of national security issues and was in favor of the patriot act and all its amendments. As typical republican ideology dictates McCain was in favor of states possessing the autonomy to govern them and deregulating economic and business activities in order to steer the country out of the recession.
On the other hand, Obama was in favor of abortion and has been an ardent supporter of gay marriages and unions. He discouraged discrimination on the basis of an individual’s sexual orientation. He proposed that to steer the country out of its worst recession in its history Obama proposed that a system of progressive taxation was required in order to reduce the gap between the rich and the poor. He also promised better education that would benefit the youth and the country in future.