Hofstra University in New York
The presidential candidates debated for the final time in the 2008 election season Wednesday at Hofstra University in New York. The focus of much of the debate was the failing economy, which saw another severe plunge throughout the day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average [stock INDU][/stock] closed down 733 points hours before the debate began. Senator Barack Obama emphasized the “failed policies and failed politics” of the past eight years while Senator John McCain stressed Obama’s questionable relationships with Bill Ayers and ACORN.