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A supporter displays an iPhone during a rally for Sen. Barack Obama in Raleigh, N.C., on Oct. 29, 2008. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s very selection as running mate was officially announced to the world through a telephone text message. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Rep. John Yarmuth, Kentucky Democrat. ** FILE **

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ASSOCIATED PRESS London Mayor Boris Johnson, a maverick member of the center-right Conservative Party, sees Sen. Barack Obama as the "incarnation of change and hope" that the United States needs in the White House.

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Should President Obama don a Bill Clinton mask so he can hit the campaign trail? Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times

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** FILE ** In this June 6, 2008, photo, Rep. Rahm Emanuel (left) talks with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama at a Chicago 2016 Olympic rally at Daley Center Plaza in Chicago. Mr. Obama's campaign has approached Mr. Emanuel about possibly serving as White House chief of staff, officials said Thursday. (Associated Press)

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A Russian Tu-95 bomber, surrounded by MiG-29s, participates in an air show marking 95th anniversary of the Russian air forces in August 2007. Coupled with newer long-range missiles, the slower but larger bombers are set to play a role in a modern military. (Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

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BLOOMBERG NEWS - Former Enron Corp. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey K. Skilling and his lead trial counsel, Daniel Petrocelli, return to the courthouse in 2006.

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A MySpace photo shows Daniel Cowart of Bells, Tenn. Mr. Cowart and Paul Schlesselman of West Helena, Ark., are charged with making threats against Barack Obama. (Associated Press)

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A young man waits for the arrival of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama at a campaign rally at the Roanoke Civic Center in Virginia on Oct. 17, 2008. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times) **FILE**

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Joe Wurzelbacher walks to his truck with news media in tow Oct. 16 in Holland, Ohio. Better known as "Joe the Plumber," he remains in the news as the presidential campaign nears its final full week. Republicans now want to know whether personal data about him was illegally obtained. (Associated Press)

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From left, four North Carolina A&T State University students, Joseph McNeil, Franklin McLain, Billy Smith and Clarence Henderson, sit at the all-white lunch counter of an F.W. Woolworth Co. store on Feb. 2, 1960, in Greensboro, N.C. The incident helped energize the Civil Rights movement. (Jack Moebes/Greensboro News & Record via Associated Press) ** FILE **

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** FILE ** In 1932, Americans were not afraid that Franklin D. Roosevelt would be too ill, too nice, too soft or too socialist for the presidency — they were afraid of starving to death in the Depression. (Associated Press)

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Alan Favors, 56, makes a call at a pay phone outside the Circle B Convenient Store, across the street from the east side of St. Elizabeth's Hospital on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington, on Oct. 22, 2008. (Mary F. Calvert/The Washington Times)

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Sen. John McCain greets the crowd after a "Road to Victory" campaign rally in Woodbridge. Va. during the 2008 campaign. (Allison Shelley/The Washington Times File)

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**FILE** President Richard M. Nixon is shown at his desk in the White House on Feb. 16, 1969. On Aug. 9, 1974, Nixon would go down in history as the only U.S. president to resign. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Then-Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama plays basketball with the University of North Carolina's Jack Wooten in Chapel Hill, N.C., on April 29. (Associated Press)

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A U.S. Secret Service officer watches the crowd who wait to shake Sen. Biden's hand after the rally. (Mary F. Calvert/The Washington Times)

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College Republicans from the University of Missouri at Columbia, Mo. show their support for John McCain outside the site of a rally for Sen. Joe Biden, D-De, Thursday. The parking lot in the background refused parking access to attendees. (Mary F. Calvert / The Washington Times)

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Duncan D. Hunter (right) served his second tour in Iraq near Fallujah in 2004. He retired as a captain from the Marine Corps Reserves and is running for his father's House seat. PHOTOGRAPH PROVIDED BY Duncan D. Hunter for Congress.

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Billy Graham listens during a dedication ceremony for the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., in 2008. (Associated Press) ** FILE **