In all the hoopla about Obama`s racial background, have people noticed a geographical first in a U.S. presidential election?
For the first time in history, neither of the principal presidential candidates was born in the "Continental United States
",also known as the "Contiguous United States",
the "Coterminous United States", the "Conterminous United States",
the "Lower 48"
or the acronym "CONUS".
John McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone,
and Barack Obama was born in Hawaii
. Therefore neither was born in the Continental United States.