Debate Preview: Obama Holds Strong, McCain Talks Big

Tonight is the last presidential debate and the stakes are highest for John McCain, since he's on track to finish off this debate season with three strikes. The Republican candidate appears to be heightening expectations for a fight. Before last Tuesday's debate he did the same thing, suggesting to a crowd that he would "take the gloves off." (He didn't, and by many accounts the debate was not only "boring" but another win for Obama.) Tonight is McCain's last chance to close the widening gap between him and Senator Obama. By McCain's own predictions, it would seem that only a knockout win will do the trick.

Read below for McCain's two major pronouncements: that he'll "'whip' Obama's "you-know-what" and that it's "probably ensured" he'll bring up William Ayers tonight.

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