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Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, left,  Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Christopher Cox, center, testify on Capitol Hill before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in Washington, Oct. 23, 2008.(AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan testified on Capitol Hill before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Oct. 23, 2008. (AP)

So did the bloody numbers coming again out of markets around the world.

And the poll numbers pouring out now showing Barack Obama deepening his lead.

John McCain fought back this week, his camp insisting there is still a way to victory. But the hour is late. The path is steep.

This hour, On Point: Final push. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

You can join the conversation. What do you make of Greenspan’s giant “oops”? Of McCain’s last-ditch push? Of Palin this week? Biden? Colin Powell? Of Obama’s push back, and his trek to Hawaii? Tell us your thoughts.Guests:

Joining us from Washington is Nina Easton. She's Washington editor of Fortune magazine, where she writes the Power Play column, and a political analyst for FOX News.

Also from Washington, we're joined by Matt Bai, political writer for The New York Times Magazine. His cover story "Working for the Working-Class Vote," looked at Barack Obama's appeal to "Gun-Toting, Church-Going White Guys." He's the author of "The Argument: Billionaires, Bloggers, and the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics."

And from Hanover, N.H., we're joined by Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.

This program aired on October 24, 2008.


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