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Voters stand in line to cast their ballots early at the Fulton County Annex in Sandy Springs, Georgia, on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008. (AP)
Voters stand in line to cast their ballots early at the Fulton County Annex in Sandy Springs, Georgia, on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008. (AP)

Barack Obama blanketed the airwaves with a half-hour TV infomercial for his kind of change. John McCain played catch-up with warnings of a Democratic sweep and calls for last-ditch battle.

Conservative George Will called Sarah Palin a bigger drag on McCain than George Bush.

And voters streamed in record numbers to vote long before Election Day.

This hour, On Point: the last, long week of the ’08 campaign.Guests:

Joining us from Washington is Karen Tumulty. She's national political correspondent for Time magazine and writes for Time.com's Swampland blog. Her piece in the magazine's latest issue is "Hidin' Biden: Reining In a Voluble No. 2."

Also from Washington is Gerald Seib. He's assistant managing editor and executive Washington editor of The Wall Street Journal. He writes the paper’s weekly Capital Journal column, in which he looked this week at the impact of race on the campaign. He is co-author, with John Harwood, of "Pennsylvania Avenue: Profiles in Backroom Power."

And from Hanover, New Hampshire, is Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on October 31, 2008.

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