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First Presidential Debate

Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain engaged in the first presidential debate 40 days before election day. The candidates sparred over the economy and foreign policy experience.

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In First Debate, Candidates Quarrel On Iraq, Express Optimism for Bailout
Article | OXFORD, Miss., Sept. 26 -- Sen. Barack Obama sharply criticized Sen. John McCain's judgment on the war in Iraq, repeatedly telling his presidential rival "you were wrong" to rush the nation into battle, directly challenging the Republican nominee on foreign policy as the two met in their first...

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