Occidental College – Two years. 
Columbia University – B.A. political science with a specialization in international relations. 
Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude 

& Biden: 
University of Delaware – B.A. in history and B.A. in political science. 
Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.) 


United States Naval Academy – Class rank 894 of 899 

& Palin: 
Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester 
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study 
University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism 
Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester 
University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in journalism

Obama could have chosen to go on to become a prestigious lawyer, but instead he returned to the people of Chicago.  His commitment to community service is unwavering.  

McCain has a long history of military service.  He survived five years as a POW.  

Both candidates have served the public as governmental officials.