[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/10/14/debate.preview/art.debateobamamccain.ap.jpg caption="Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain sparred about domestic policy during their second presidential debate."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - The third and final presidential debate is shaping up to be a make-or-break appearance for both Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama, one of the last chances to get their message out to undecided voters.
The debate, taking place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, begins at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday and will be aired live on CNN and CNN.com.
The 90-minute face-off will undoubtedly focus on the economic crisis plaguing the country. And unlike at the other two debates, the candidates will sit at a table facing one another.
CBS News' Bob Schieffer, host of "Face the Nation," will moderate the debate and told The Associated Press on Sunday that he will be seeking more on what each will bring to the presidency.
Yes, McCain's last stand as a presidential candidate. But he needs his good name back to continue being even an honest gadfly in the Senate. So, let's not count the man out, just because he will not be the next White House keeper.
McCain is- oh Forget It!
who is still undecided ..if u dont know by now then sit this one out...plz
Is it me or do these debates feel more like sporting events every time?
SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!
LIVE AT SOME UNIVERSITY IN PODUNK, IT'S U.S. PRESIDENTIAL AMPHETAMIN POLITICS!!! WITNESS THE GREY GORILLA GO AFTER THE BLACK THUNDER IN YET ANOTHER DEATH MATCH!!! BLOOD WILL SPILL AND HEADS WILL ROLL!!! BE THERE!!!!
Ugh. Can I please just vote for Obama now and be done with this already?
"Its black and white. Vote black if you want higher taxes and white if you don't. I don't need a third debate to tell me that"
This is why our country is a lost cause.
Ignorance, hatred and fear are the poisons of the soul... and unfortunately, the well of our citizenry has been tainted by years of religious intolerance, watered down education, and extremely lopsided economic imbalance. The only people who benefit from this are the wealthy few ("Lords"), who through these systems of control keep the majority of the citizens ("serfs") in a constant state of fear, confusion and division, just as they have throughout history. Just because it is more subtle to the senses does not mean it is not there.
The only antidote to this poison is Truth and Reality... and sadly, those who claim to "own" truth or "create" reality are the very ones who keep us trapped. Find it for yourself... and question it wholly.
I'll be watching but would love to see a "Fact Check Debate" wherein we look at the campaign's claims and how closely they stuck to the real facts.
Michelle in PA, so basically what you are saying is that there is still time for the GOP to steal another election? Is that what you are eluding too?
Veterans for obama
For all of those who are confused about ACORN and voter fraud vs. voter registration- "it's okay if they register, just as long as they don't vote...., I love obama"
IN SOME STATES THEY LET YOU REGISTER AND VOTE AT THE SAME TIME!!!!!
Obama is acting cocky......says he doesn't need any help from Acorn.
I guess he's saying he can't be beaten now.
He doesn't need Acorn's help now BECAUSE HE'S ALREADY GOT IT!!!!!
It may be too late now to find and throw out all the fraudulent registrations and future voters.....but......people will always wonder about the legitimacy of the numbers. I always will.
I am so tired of hearing Obama call McCain ‘erratic.’ For one thing, you cannot be a successful senator for 26 years and be erratic, nevermind a pilot for the U.S. Navy. Infact, McCain finished his career in the Navy as a Captain- that’s higher than a Commander folks and that takes a very steady hand, just like the one used to sign a letter to the Senate banking and housing Committe on May 5 2006. McCain warned the Senate back in 2006 of the impending economic doom brought on by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Not one Democrat signed.
Debby October 14th, 2008 5:01 pm ET: Wrote: Its black and white. Vote black if you want higher taxes and white if you don't. I don't need a third debate to tell me that.
Debby is your hood on too tight, too much starch in the sheet, please take a midol and get over your low IQ self . You don't sound smart enough to make $250,000 and I doubt you rake in that much on welfare. So dear, you don't have to worry about paying additional taxes. If McCain wins he won't be in the oval office two seconds before someone wispers to him that he will have to raise taxes on the little guys, while the rich take their $ off-shore. There was another republican who promised no new taxes even said read my lips and everything, how did that turn out, oh yeah Daddy Bush raised taxes.
Why is Maccain looking constipated?
I think the McCain team is way, way, way past big play time. Stick a fork in them. They're done.
Until just recently it has seemed that Republicans were more concerned with winning than bi-partisian politics. McCain's campaign has not realized that most of the country has moved on. The divisive mob-like rallies thrown by the Palin/McCain ticket are just not working with the mainstream voters.
Obama has the support of the higher educated, I guess that explains the hate remarks from those attending the Mccain/Palin rallies. Turning ignorance around is a difficult task for either party.
I will be watching just to laugh at McCain. My vote is solid for our next President.
Barack Hussien Obama will be our next leader by a landslide
I will be glad when the debates are over, they bring expectations that are somewhat unreal There is talks of undecided voters and them not hearing what they wanted. Well maybe you are not listening. Isn't it the voter's responsibility to do there own research??
On a lighter note, at least McCain won't have the ability to roam around like a lost puppy.
How is McCain going to survive this last debate? He spent the last two without ever once wanting to make eye contact with his opponent. Yes, its much harder to lie about someone when you are looking that person directly. So now this time he has to sit right next to him!
Did we win? grin grin (wink wink)
McCain sharpen those pencils and sound bites you will use.... he can't answer a question without refering to his notes.. the old man is going down!
I need to hand the fat lady her throat spray.
I am really encouraged to read the comments posted here. It seems that McShame has finally been seen for what he really is......
Continue your financial support for Obama through the finish line!
Every little bit counts.
Bring it on McCain, Stay the coarse McCain, Mission acomplished McCain, Great Strateegery Mccain, looser.
Obama is the one! I'll vote for him in Ovember!
Oh, boy, this debate will contain lots of goodies – I sure hope that one finally finishes off McCain and leads this country back on the right track!