Analysis of Second Presidential Debate

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At last night's presidential debate in Nashville Tennessee, the growing economic crisis provided an opportunity for John McCain and Barack Obama to rise to an historic occasion. It also set the stage for the kind of mistake that voters would never forget. Less than a month before the election, with one more debate to go, we hear how this one looked to observers in some of the crucial battleground states and talk with supporters from both sides. Did the candidates offer solutions to new problems caused by new economic realities?  Did they reflect the increasing negativity of both their campaigns?   


Darrel Rowland - Columbus Dispatch - @DispatchAlerts, Quentin Kidd - Professor of Political Science, Christopher Newport University , David Damore - Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Karen Tumulty - political columnist for the Washington Post - @ktumulty, Rich Galen - - @richgalen, Peter Fenn - Fenn Communications / George Washington University - @peterhfenn

Warren Olney

Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal, Frances Anderton