WASHINGTON - It could be quite a presidential debate
John McCain is running short on time, and has the most riding on
the outcome. He prefers town hall-style confrontation.
The debate comes exactly four weeks before Election Day and
polling suggests Obama is approaching the 270 Electoral College
votes needed for victory.
The target audience is the roughly 10 percent of the electorate
who are undecided and an additional quarter who say they might
still change their minds before November 4th.
In the 90-minute debate at Belmont University in Nashville,
Tennessee, NBC newsman Tom Brokaw will facilitate questions from
The debate is supposed to be divided equally between the economy
and foreign policy, but given the global financial turmoil,