Final Presidential Debate Intense For the last time in this year's bid for the White House voters saw a face off between contenders Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.). Their final debate at Hofstra University in New York and focused mainly on domestic issues. Americans head to the polls Nov. 4.

Final Presidential Debate Intense

Final Presidential Debate Intense

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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama (L) and Republican John McCain greet each other at the end of their third and final presidential debate at Hofstra University on October 15, 2008 in Hempstead, New York. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama (L) and Republican John McCain greet each other at the end of their third and final presidential debate at Hofstra University on October 15, 2008 in Hempstead, New York.

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For the last time in this year's bid for the White House voters saw a face off between contenders Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.). Their final debate at Hofstra University in New York and focused mainly on domestic issues.

The exchange came less than a month before Americans head to the polls Nov. 4. The debate turned into a feisty effort to sum up the struggles of ordinary Americans through the prism of Joe the plumber – an Ohio man who dreams of owning a plumbing company but says an Obama tax policy would stifle it.

Assessing the candidates' performance are: Tejal Patel, editor of the Hofstra University student newspaper The Chronicle, Marcus Skelton, chairman of D.C. Young Republicans, and Pamela Gentry, Washington bureau chief and senior political producer for BET Networks.