This time, John McCain kept Barack Obama on the defensive.
The feisty Republican tried hard to find a lifeline Wednesday night, challenging his Democratic rival at every turn over his truthfulness, associations and record.
By that measure, McCain won the last debate of the 2008 campaign.
But that may not be enough.
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Image: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain shake hands before a presidential debate in Hempstead, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008. Seated in the foreground is moderator Bob Schieffer.
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