Both McCain and Obama cite the need for selflessness and service.
Syrian-born Omar Kurdi of Irvine, Calif., became a US citizen at age 15. A student activist, he gives much weight to the candidates’ foreign-policy stances, especially in Iraq and the Middle East.
Behind in the polls and in key swing states, he throws everything he can at Obama.
Obama's TV piece portrays him as part of the middle-class. McCain calls it 'gauzy.'
Both pick mainstream experts, but Obama’s are more interventionist.
Several conservative bishops counter that candidates’ stands on abortion should be the litmus test.
Both candidates would likely draw from previous administrations to build their teams.