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Republican presidential nominee, John McCain, at the end of his acceptance speech to the Party’s convention last night. (AP Photo)
Republican presidential nominee, John McCain, at the end of his acceptance speech to the Party’s convention last night. (AP Photo)

Last night, the GOP's nominee for the presidency, John McCain, dialed it back, kicked his own party a little, and promised "change is coming" to Washington. A change called McCain-Palin.

Now, it's two change themes on the campaign trail, and voters get to choose. Four more years of a Republican White House, with John McCain and Sarah Palin, or a green light for Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

This hour, On Point: Our Friday news roundtable looks at the GOP's big week and the national choice ahead.Guests:

Eleanor Clift, contributing editor at Newsweek magazine, where she writes the Capitol Letter column. Her latest, "Nagging Doubts," looked at Democrats' fears about November.

Bill McKenzie, editorial columnist for the Dallas Morning News. You can read his recent columns here, including his latest, "What Happened to Bush?"

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on September 5, 2008.

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