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Who won the final debate?



As McCain slashes, Obama keeps cool: Badly needing to shake up the presidential race, a combative John McCain spent the final presidential debate casting Barack Obama as a tax raiser and nasty campaigner with unsavory associations, the Times' Adam C. Smith writes.

Finally, a debate: Viewers last night finally got something closely resembling a debate between the two candidates for president, Times media critic Eric Deggans says.

Joe the plumber: Barack Obama and John McCain spar about whose policies would be better for Joe Wurzelbacher, an Ohio plumber. Bill Adair finds mistakes by both candidates, on Politifact.

Who won? You decide.

John McCain
Barack Obama
Joe the Plumber

[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 3:44pm]


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